Past Festivals - 2019

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Award Winners

2019 Winners

Meet the 2019 Young Pianist Competition Finalists

LiYuan Byrne

LiYuan Byrne

Verona, NJ

Sixteen-year-old LiYuan Byrne of Verona, New Jersey, won her first gold prize and performed on stage at Carnegie Hall at age five. A passionate and competitive piano performer, LiYuan won first place in 2018 for the Senior category of MTNA New Jersey Competition and was the 2018 recipient of Suburban Music Study Club Grace Gimbel Young Artist Scholarship Competition. Read full bio...


Carey Byron

Carey Byron

Los Angeles, CA

From Roswell, Georgia, fourteen-year-old Carey Byron is currently residing in Los Angeles to pursue her music studies in the Colburn School, where she studies with Fabio Bidini and HyeJin Kim. Since beginning her piano studies at the age of four, Carey has won numerous prizes at local, state, and international competitions, including first prize in Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition and International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Read full bio...


Sora Hoppo

Sora Hoppo

Sewickley, PA

Sora Hoppo, age fifteen, is a freshman at the North Allegheny Intermediate High School, Wexford, Pennsylvania. She started playing the piano at the age of five, and currently studies with Professor Luz Manriquez at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, Preparatory School. Sora has won several prizes at regional and international competitions, including Cincinnati World Piano Competition, Duquesne Young Artists National Competition and many more. Read full bio...


Kaelem MichelKaelem Michel

Fayetteville, NY

Kaelem Michel, fourteen, resides with his family in Fayetteville, New York. Kaelem began playing the piano at age eight. He has been studying with Patricia DeAngelis since 2015 and more recently with Steven Heyman. He has been actively participating in masterclasses with Spencer Myer and Jon Nakamatsu. He attended Summer@Eastman Camp at Keuka College and Lyra Music Festival and Workshop at Smith College, where he received pre-professional training in piano and chamber music. Read full bio...


Hyeonuk ParkHyeonuk Park

Chestnut Hill, MA

Fourteen-year-old Hyeonuk Park, a student at Baker School in Massachusetts, studies piano at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston. Formerly, he studied piano in his native Korea, where, in 2012 and 2013, he took first prize at National Music Contests with Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra and, in the following year, gained three first prizes at National Student Music Competitions. Read full bio...


Maxine ParkMaxine Park

Hanover, NH

Maxine Park, fourteen, of Hanover, New Hampshire, is a ninth-grader at Phillips Exeter Academy. She has been a student of Mila Filatova since age seven and also studies regularly with Alexander Korsantia. Maxine has received top prizes at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition, and International Paderewski Piano Competition. Read full bio...


Ethan YuenEthan Yuen

Palo Alto, CA

Ethan Yuen, seventeen, is a junior from Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. He started learning piano when he was five and is currently a student of Professor Hans Boepple at Santa Clara University. Ethan won his first competition at age seven. As the winner at Texas State International Piano Festival, Peninsula Symphony Concerto Competition, American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition, and El Camino Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, he has performed as soloist with various orchestras. Read full bio...


Shuheng ZhangShuheng Zhang

Canton, MI

Seventeen-year-old Shuheng Zhang, a junior at Washtenaw International High School in Ypsilanti, studies piano With Dr. Logan Skelton of University of Michigan. He is proud to be a Young Scholar of the prestigious Lang Lang International Foundation. Shuheng has won top prizes in many competitions, such as Thousand Islands International Piano Competition, David Dubois Piano Competition, Lee University International Piano Competition, and MTNA. Read full bio...

Sunday, July 7, 2019

7:30 Grand Opening Festival Concert
Miller Theater
MostArts Festival Orchestra
Featuring the 2018 Young Pianist Competition Grand Prize Winner Christopher Zandieh
Yuval Zaliouk, Conductor

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
Chopin: Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Christopher Zandieh, Soloist

Gala Reception with food and wine in Ade Hall located across the street. The public is invited to meet and greet with the artists. $10 donation at the door.


Monday, July 8, 2019

12:00 Chamber Music Series
Featuring the Zandieh Trio
Sound Bites Sampler No. 1
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall (Free Event)

7:30 Evening Concert Series
Miller Theatre
MostArts Festival Orchestra

Weber: Overture to Oberon
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez, Soloist

Meet and Greet the Artists reception in Ade Hall


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

12:00 Chamber Music Series
Sound Bites Sampler No. 2
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall (Free Event)

6:00 Carillon Recital
Davis Memorial Carillon (Free Event)
Carl Van Eyndhoven, Carillonneur

7:30 Evening Concert Series
Miller Theater
MostArts Festival Orchestra
Yuval Zaliouk, Conductor

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
André Michel-Schub, Soloist

Meet and Greet the Artists reception in Ade Hall


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

12:00 Chamber Music Series
Sound Bites Sampler No. 3
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall (Free Event)

2:00 Recital
Miller Theater (Free Event)
Competition Recitals
Young Pianist Competition Finalists

4:00 Recital
Miller Theater (Free Event)
Competition Recitals
Young Pianist Competition Finalists

6:30 Wave
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Please join the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum and the artist Eva Hild for the unveiling of Wave.

7:00 Music Under The Stars
BBQ & Gallery Hop at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Delicious food, music and art, including Fitting in an Standing Out at Cohen Center Gallery, Fresh Meet at Robert C. Turner Gallery, Gallery 2 Gifts of Distinction, TSI/Harland Snodgrass Media Gallery and more!


Thursday, July 11, 2019

12:00 Chamber Music Series
Sound Bites Sampler No. 4
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall (Free Event)

7:30 Evening Concert Series
Miller Theater
MostArts Festival Orchestra
Steven Thomas, Conductor
Featuring Finalists of the Pianist Competition:

Maxine Park, 14 years old from Hanover, NH
Mozart Concerto No. 21 in C Major K. 467
Andante
Allegro vivace assai

Kaelem Michel, 14 years old from Fayetteville, NY
Mozart Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491
Larghetto
Allegretto

LiYuan Byrne, 16 years old from Verona, NJ
Mozart Concerto No. 22 in E flat Major K. 482
Andante
Allegro

Sora Hoppo, 15 years old from Sewickley, PA
Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major K. 488
Adagio
Allegro assai

Meet and Greet the Contestants Reception in Lower Miller Lobby


Friday, July 12, 2019

12:00 Chamber Music Series
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall (Free Event)
Concert pianist Joaquin Achucarro in Recital

W.A. Mozart: Fantasie in D minor, K. 397
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E flat major, Op.109
Vivace ma non troppo / Adagio espressivo Prestissimo Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo
Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28

7:30 Evening Concert Series
Miller Theater
MostArts Festival Orchestra
Steven Thomas, Conductor
Featuring Finalists of the Young Pianist Competition:

Hyeonuk Park, 14 years old from Chestnut Hill, MA
Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major K. 488
Adagio
Allegro assai

Ethan Yuen, 17 years old from Palo Alto, CA
Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466
Romanze
Allegro assai

Carey Byron, 14 years old from Los Angeles, CA
Mozart Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major K. 271
Andantino
Rondo: Presto

Shuheng Zhang, 17 years old from Canton, MI
Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major K. 488
Adagio
Allegro assai

Meet and Greet the Contestants Reception in Lower Miller Lobby


Saturday, July 13, 2019

3:00pm-4:00pm High Tea & Poetry Reading with Jason Gray
Featuring poet Jason Gray
Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center 2nd floor (Free Event)

7:30 Gala Concert: Festival Orchestra
Miller Theatre
MostArts Festival Orchestra
Yuval Zaliouk, Conductor

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Joaquin Achucarro, Soloist

Awards announcements and presentations for the Young Pianist Competition Winners.
Gala Reception with food and wine in Ade Hall located across the street. The public is invited to meet and greet with the artists.

André-Michel Schub

André-Michel Schub

Pianist André-Michel Schub has been described by The New York Times as "pianistically flawless... a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity." He has repeatedly performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras, among them the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and many others.

Read André-Michel Schub's full bio...


Lucy Mauro

Lucy Mauro

Lucy Mauro’s recent recordings for Delos have been hailed in Gramophone, awarded a Recording of the Year 2011 by MusicWeb International, calling it "the revelation of the year," and featured on iTunes in their New and Noteworthy among other recognitions.

Read Lucy Mauro's full bio...


Tony Pattin

Anthony Pattin

Pianist Anthony Pattin gave his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 1998. In a review of that concert, the critic for the New York Concert Review magazine called Pattin "a pianist of definite skills and strengths."

Read Anthony Pattin's full bio...

The MostArts Festival Orchestra is an exquisite Mozart-sized orchestra comprised of first class musicians from around the world. Our FREE noon hour Sound Bite Sampler Chamber Music Series showcase our musicians performing gems of the chamber music repertoire as the audience enjoys lunch or dessert.

The Evening Concert Series features renowned soloists performing with the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yuval Zaliouk, Steven Thomas and Lisa Lantz, in the magnificent Miller Theater. Then, top off the evening with a glass of wine at our Meet and Greet the Artists Reception following each concert.

1st Violin

Noemi Miloradovic
Hyeri Choi
Blanca Cecilia González
Ethan Wood
Isoa Chapman
Edgar Tumajyan
Leonor Falcon
Sara Silva
Lisa Lantz


2nd Violin

Debrah Devine
Jonathan Hwang
Luis Enrique Casal
Adam Von Housen
Margot Mezvinsky
Karino Wada


Viola

Carl Larson
Samuel Marchan
Nicole Wright
Steven Thomas


Cello

Amanda Gookin
Sibora Miloradovic
Rintaro Wada
Brian Sanders


Bass

Kathleen Horvath Bliss Michelson
Spencer Phillips


Flute

Jeanne Sperber
Laura Campbell


Oboe

Stuart Breczinski
Peggy Wiltrout


Clarinet

Camila Barrientos Ossio
Georgiy Borisov


Bassoon

Yuki Higashi
Nanci Belmont


Horn

Alan Taplin
Kevin Kozak
Claire Tuxill McKenney
Terry Martens


Trombone

Michael Poole
David DiGennaro


Trumpet

Bruno Lourensetto
William Arnts
Brandon Manning


Percussion

Jerome Neuhoff
Dustin Woodard