Student performers, clockwise starting from upper left: Asya Akkus, Catharine Baek, Liliana Garlisi and Ashley Zendarski
We’ve joined forces with the Northeast Ohio Music Teachers Association to feature the winners of the first annual BlueWater-NEOMTA Young Artist Concerto Competition. Come support our talented local students as they share their burgeoning artistry.
DATE & TIME
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Baldwin Wallace University
96 Front Street
Berea, OH 44017-2088
The concert is FREE, no tickets are required.
Four young artists—Ashley Zendarski, violin; Liliana Garlisi, piano; Asya Akkus, piano; Catharine Baek, piano—will debut with BlueWater Chamber Orchestra in the concerto movements which they performed for the competition.
The program for the concert includes the first movement of the Violin Concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn, played by Ashley Zendarski; the first and third movement of the Piano Concerto in D Major by Haydn, with Liliana Garlisi and Asya Akkus as soloists; and the first movement of Concerto No. 23 for Piano in A Major by Mozart, performed by Catherine Baek. The BlueWater Chamber Orchestra will open with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C.
The Young Artist Concerto Competition was the brainchild of CIM faculty member and past NEOMTA President Grace Huang. She enlisted BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director Carlton Woods to provide orchestral accompaniment for the winners. Contestants performed in March for three judges: Maestro Woods, BlueWater Associate Concertmaster Molly Fung Dumm, and Dr. Sungeun Kim, Associate Professor of Piano at Baldwin Wallace University. Plans are being made to hold the competition biennially.
The Northeast District of the Ohio Music Teachers Association is dedicated to the advancement of music study and professionalism among music teachers of all instruments. Membership includes independent music teachers, college faculty members, and concert artists. Students of members are given a wide range of performance opportunities through festivals, recitals, and master classes. Teachers benefit from local programs and workshops, as well as from state and national conventions, all of which allow for collaboration and professional growth.