Young Artists’ Competition Winners

This page lists the winners of the Symphony on the Bay Young Artists’ Competition (originally called “Stars of Tomorrow”) with the date of their performance and the work played.

April 2, 2017

2016 Junior
Aled, Maslin & Matisse Blundell, trumpets – Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto No. 3 for Three Trumpets in D
2016 Senior
Joanna Gorska, violin – Henri Wieniawski: Polonaise de Concert for Violin
2016 Junior runner-ups
Hannah Corbett, violin – Jules Conus: Violin Concerto, 1st Movement
Lindsay Bui, piano – Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, 1st Movement
2016 Senior runner-up
Kari Abraham, lyric soprano – Bizet: Michaela’s Aria from Carmen; Puccini: Musetta’s Walz from La Boheme

March 6, 2016

2015 Junior
Sarah Ning, piano – W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491, 1st movement
2015 Senior
Marina Davis, mezzo soprano – W.A. Mozart: “Alma grande e nobil core”, KV 578

March 7, 2015

2014 Competition
Leslie Bickle, sopranoW.A. Mozart: “Ach, ich fühls” (from Die Zauberflöte, K.620)
Artem Kopylov, pianoBeethoven: Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15, 1st movement
Julia Debowska, sopranoW.A. Mozart: Ora Pro Nobis” (from Regina Coeli, K.108)
Lynn Sue-A-Quan, violinSaint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Marko Pejanovic, pianoChopin: Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, 1st movement
Christopher Cancian, clarinetWeber: Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73, 1st movement
Thomas Dobrovich, pianoRachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, 1st movement

November 3, 2013

2013 Junior
Johann Derecho, piano – Greig: Piano Concerto in A minor, 1st movement
Jayyne Kao, bassoon – Weber: Andante & Rondo Ungarese, Op.35

December 9, 2012

2012 Junior
Katelyn Emery, violin – Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, 1st & 2nd movements
2012 Senior
Paul Barna, viola – Ernest Bloch: Suite Hébraïque

December 11, 2011

2011 Junior
Emma Meinrenken, violin – Lalo: Symphonie Espagnol, 5th Movement
2011 Senior
Clarisse Schneider, violin – Wieniawski: Violin Concerto #2

November 13, 2011

2011 Senior
Blake Pouliot, violin – Paolo de Saraste: Carmen Fantasy

May 23, 2010

2010 Junior
Bogdan Chetraru, bassoon – Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, 1st Movement
2010 Senior
Adam Despinic, violin – Mozetich: Affairs of the Heart, 1st Movement

March 7, 2010

2009 Junior
Leslie Ashworth, violin – Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, 1st Movement
Slavko Popovic, clarinet – Weber: Concertino for Clarinet, 1st Movement

December 13, 2009

2009 Senior
Faeron Pileggi, flute – Mozart: Flute Concerto #1 in G, 1st Movement

March 8, 2009

2008 Junior
Clarisse Schneider, violin – Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, 1st Movement
2008 Senior
Eric Mohr, bassoon – Nino Rota: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra

November 30 & December 2, 2007

2007 Junior
Jeremy Trainor, violin – Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, 3rd movement
2007 Senior
Adam Zinatelli, trumpet – Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Adam’s audition piece was Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by Arutunian.

December 3, 2006

2006 Junior
Alex Morris and Elizabeth Gualtieri, violins – J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 violins
2006 Senior
Joshua Morrison, saxophone – Glazunov: Concerto in E flat major
2006 Honorable Mention
Misty Johnson, Kelly Tiernay and Doda Song, flutes – Druste-Hulshuff: Symphonie Concertante for 3 flutes (Allegro)

March 10 and 11, 2006

2005 Junior
Josephine Liu, cello – Fauré: Élégie for Cello, Op 24

October 30, 2005

2005 Senior
Charlie Henderson, tuba – Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Tuba, 1st movement

December 3 and 5, 2004

2004 Junior
Jenna Rak, flute – Quantz: Flute Concerto in G, Allegro
2004 Senior
Joanna Tang, violin – Tchaikovsky: Concerto Op. 35, 3rd movement
2004 Senior (Voice)
Marion Samuel-Stevens, soprano – Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft, Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder

November 1 and 2, 2003

2003 Junior
Gertrude Trinh, cello – Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, Allegro
2003 Senior
Jonathan Rogers, flute – Mozart: Flute Concerto in D, Allegro

November 16, 2002

2002 Senior
Lucy-Ana Gaston, violin – Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Op. 28

December 1, 2001

2001 Junior
Courtney Prizrenac, French horn – Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 K 417
2001 Senior
Sara Traficante, flute – Frank Martin: Ballade for Flute, Piano and Strings

November 18, 2000

2000 Junior
Radha Subramanian, flute – Mercadante: Flute Concerto in E minor
2000 Senior
Erika Broughton, flute – Chaminade: Flute Concerto Op. 107

November 27, 1999

1999 Junior
Caroline Whiting, violin – Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Op 64, 2nd movement
1999 Senior
Matthew Choi, piano – Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement

November 27 & 28, 1998

1998 Junior
Radha Subramanian, flute – Quantz: Flute Concerto in G major

December 6, 1997

1997 Junior
Courtney Prizrenac, French horn – Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
1997 Senior
Elspeth Poole, cello – Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor

May 11, 1997

1996 Junior
Rachel Desoer, cello – Fauré: Élégie for Cello, Op 24
1996 Senior
Tanya Wolf, recorder – Vivaldi: Concerto in C for Recorder and Orchestra
1996 Senior (Voice)
Nathalie Pasche, soprano – Mozart: Exultate, jubilate

February 17, 1996

1995 Junior
Elspeth Poole, cello – Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33, Allegro
1995 Senior
Adam Simpson, violin – Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5, Op. 37

February 18, 1995

1994 Junior
Caitlin Boyle, viola – Teleman: Concerto in C for viola, 1st and 2nd movements.
1994 Junior (Voice)
Rae Ellen Hutley, soprano – Grundman: “Zoo Illogical”
1994 Senior
Galina Zisk, piano – Chopin: Piano Concerto Op 21, 1st movement

February 26, 1994

1993 Junior
Jennifer Mae Barizo, piano – Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement
Eric Mackinnon, cello – Elgar: Cello Concerto Op.85, 1st movement
1993 Senior
Sun-Young Park, piano – Prokofiev: Piano Concerto Op. 26, 1st movement

February 20, 1993

1992 Junior
Anthony Rullo, violin – Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Op. 64, 1st movement
Amanda Keesmat, cello – Fauré: Élégie for Cello, Op 24
1992 Senior
Rebecca Morton, cello – Dvorak: Rondo for cello and orchestra

February 15, 1992

1991 Junior
Sara Ward, cello – Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, 1st movement
Adam Simpson, violin – Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2, 2nd and 3rd movements
1991 Senior
Francesca Brittan, piano – Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466, 1st movement