Performance Opportunities, Adjudications, and Master Classes for Young Musicians

2023 Concerto Division Winners in Concert

Join us for a delightful evening of great music! Our six Concerto Competition winners will perform in concert under the baton of conductor Julia Tai, Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra.

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:30 PM in the Great Hall, Town Hall Seattle
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Maria Horja, piano – Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, I.
Kaia Selden, violin – Beethoven Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, I.
Anthony Kim, cello – Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
Ray Zhang, piano – Mozart  Concerto in C Major, K. 467 I.
Leyna Kitahama, cello – Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Hana Gottesman, violin – Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, III.

FESTIVAL MEDALISTS:  Brian Li, piano |  Kaia Selden, violin |  Ray Zhang, piano

2023 Concerto Division Finalists

The SYAMFA is very proud of all the students who successfully completed their Festival classes. Congratulations, again, to the twenty one concerto division finalists who set a high bar with their beautiful performances in playoffs.

Senior Concerto – Piano
  • Maria Horja
  • Daniel Jung
  • Brian Li
  • Ray Zhang
  • Avah Girges, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Piano
  • Hanen Guo
  • Jimmy Huang
  • Avery Pun
  • Declan Hong, Alternate
Senior Concerto – Violin/Viola
  • Winston Chen
  • Seohyun Hwang
  • Rachel Jung
  • Kaia Selden
  • Eduardo Muniz Villa, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Violin/Viola
  • Calvin Chang
  • Leyan Gao
  • Hana Gottesman
Senior Concerto – Cello/Bass
  • Leyna Kitahama
  • Jaewon Lee
  • Anderson Widjaja
  • Michael Miropolski, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Cello/Bass
  • Anthony Kim
  • Jaeha Lee
  • Suchitra Oka, Alternate
Senior Concerto – Flute
  • Peyton Welsch
  • Serena Gao, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Flute
  • Yilin Zhang
  • Ethan Lee, Alternate

“The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival provides an exceptional opportunity for young musicians to perform. The concerto competition and culminating concerto concert with symphony orchestra demonstrates the high level of artistry our local young musicians have achieved.”

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Dr. Robin McCabe

Director Emeritus, UW School of Music

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