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Concerto Competition: Piano/Keyboard

Monday, January 29, 2024 - 6:30pm
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UW keyboard performance students perform concerto movements for outside judges for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony. Judges for the competition are Sasha Starcevich, Joan Schoepflin, and Wesley Schulz.  


Tony Sun
Mozart: Concerto in D minor, K466, Mvt. 1
Accompanist: Chiao-Yu Wu

Xinrui Huang

Mendelssohn: Concerto #2 in D minor, Op. 40, Mvt. 2,  3
Accompanist: HyeYeon Kim

Ella Kalinichenko
Beethoven: Concerto #3 in C minor, Op. 37, Mvt. 1 
Accompanist: Hannah Bao

Cicy Li
Beethoven: Concerto #5 in E flat, Op. 73, Mvt. 1
Accompanist: Nicholas Tagab

Nicole Stankovic
Mendelssohn: Concerto #1 in G minor, Op. 25, Mvt. 1
Accompanist: Nicholas Tagab

Hannah Bao
Beethoven: Concerto #1 in C Major, Op. 15, Mvt. 1
Accompanist: Ella Kalinichenko

Karen Kaining
Mendelssohn: Concerto #1 in G minor, Op. 25, Mvt. 1
Accompanist: Chiao-Yu Wu 

Scott Fisher, Jr.
Beethoven: Concerto #3 in C minor, Op. 37, Mvt. 1
Accompanist: HyeYeon Kim

Rachel Huang
Bach:  Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052, Mvt. 3
Accompanist: Ruochen Liao

Jingyang (Jam) Huang
Mozart: Concerto in A Major, K488, Mvt. 1
Accompanist: Kiwa Mizutani

Adjudicator Biographies

Pianist Sasha Starcevich is currently enjoying a rewarding career as an international performer and teacher with his engaging performances and passionate teaching, both at home and around the globe.
As a recitalist, he has appeared in many renowned venues such as New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, and in London’s Wigmore Hall. He has been affiliate professor of piano at the State University of New York-Purchase, and Department Chair of Music and professor of piano at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. He has maintained highly successful private studios in New York City, New Canaan, Connecticut, and Vancouver, Canada. Currently, Starcevich has an extremely active and internationally recognized private studio in Bellevue, Washington, and gives masterclasses around the world.

Joan Schoepflin

Joan Schoepflin is a Seattle-based concert pianist who serves as chair and liaison to the board of the Seattle Young Artists Festival Association. She operates a private studio in Seattle, and her piano students are regularly top award-winners in local, regional, state, and national competitions. 

Wesley Schulz

Wesley Schulz is Music Director and Conductor of the Auburn Symphony Orchestra (Washington) and recently completed four successful seasons as the Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony. Prior to this, Schulz was a Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra and Education and Family Conductor for the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

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