Congratulations to the winners of the School of Music 2012 Concerto Competition! Edging out all other contenders for the top spots were Ching-Yueh "Andrew" Chen, piano; Li-Cheng "Anna" Hung, piano; Masamitsu Ohtake, trombone; and Allion Salvador, violin. The winners will perform with the University Symphony on one of two upcoming 2013 programs.
Judges for the competition, which took place on Monday, November 19 at Meany Theater, were violinist Walter Schwede of Western Washington University; pianist and educator Sasha Starcevich; and flutist Paul Taub of Cornish School for the Arts.
Winners who will perform on the Symphony's February 28, 2013 concert are Masamitsu Ohtake, Ching-Yueh "Andrew" Chen, and Li-Cheng Hung. Allion Salvador will perform with the University Symphony on its May 6, 2013 concert. Performers and their winning concertos are as follows:
Masamitsu Ohtake, trombone
Ferdinand David: Concertino for Trombone, Op. 4 - Finale
Masamitsu Ohtake is a fifth-year undergraduate pursuing degrees in trombone performance and music education. He studies with Ko-ichiro Yamamoto.
Ching-Yueh "Andrew" Chen, piano
Maurice Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand Alone
A native of Taiwan, Ching-Yueh "Andrew" Chen performed at age 17 in The Metropolitan Hall in Taipei as winner of the city’s high schools concerto competition. In 2009, he won first prize in the chamber competition of Duxbury Music Festival in Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, and his Master of Music degree from Moores School of Music at University of Houston. He is a Doctor of Musical Arts student in piano performance, studying with Professor Craig Sheppard.
Li-Cheng Hung, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 - Movements II & III
Li-Cheng (Anna) Hung, originally from Taiwan, is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano performance under the instruction of Robin McCabe. She plans to graduate in 2015.
Allion Salvador, violin
Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14 - Movements II & III
Allion Salvador, a student of Ron Patterson, is in his third year at the University of Washington. He is currently pursuing double degrees in violin performance and neurobiology.