Winners Announced for the 2013 Young Artist Competition

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Guam – The Guam Symphony Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Young Artist Competition.

Held the last two evenings at the UOG Fine Arts Theater, 23 young artists of voice, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussions performed one complete movement of a work or aria in the Elementary, Junior and Senior divisions.

Winners from each division will be featured soloists at the Young Artist Competition Winners Concert on Saturday, February 23, at the Aurora Resort.

Tickets will be available February 1, at Salon Paradis, Brown Bag Cafe and Faith Bookstore.

Elementary Division

1st Place
Haram Kim, 10 yrs. old
5th Grade at St. John’s School
Violin, de Beriot Concerto No. 9, Op. 104 Mvt. I   

2nd Place
Hee Jae Hong, 11 yrs. old
6th Grade at Harvest Christian Academy
Piano, Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 Mvt. I    

3rd Place
Yuri Choi, 12 yrs. old
6th Grade at Harvest Christian Academy
Piano, Schubert Piano Sonata Op. 42 Mvt. I    

Junior Division

1st Place
Amy Seo, 12 yrs. old
7th Grade at Harvest Christian Academy
Violin, Mozart Concerto No. 4 Mvt. I    

2nd Place
Bella Moon, 14 yrs. old
9th Grade at St. John’s School
Piano, Debussy Pour le Piano Mvt. III Toccata   

3rd Place (Tie)
Hayley Ko, 14 yrs. old
9th grade at St. John’s School
Piano, Bortkiewicz Capriccio Op. 3 No. 1    

Eun Jae Lee, 15 yrs. old
9th Grade at St. John’s School
Piano, Chopin Scherzo 2 in B flat minor

Senior Division

1st Place
Crystal Lee, 15 yrs old
10th Grade at St. John’s School
Flute, Mozart Flute Concert No. 1 Mvt. I    

2nd Place
Maranatha Hennegan, 15 yrs old
10th Grade at Harvest Christian Academy
Violin, Accolay Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

3rd Place (Tie)
Hazelle Ko, 17 yrs old
12th Grade at St. John’s School
Piano, Kapustin Prelude I Op. 40 No. 1

Yuri Chung, 16 yrs old
11th Grade at St. John’s School
Violin, Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Mvt. I    

For more information about the winners or other symphony concerts, call Stephen Bednarzyk at 929-5137 or at sbednarzyk@yahoo.com or guamsymphonysociety@gmail.com.