Colburn Students Receive 2020 YoungArts Awards

Violinist Albert Gang was one of 18 Colburn students and alumni to receive awards from the YoungArts Foundation.

The National YoungArts Foundation included 18 Colburn School students and alumni among those honored for their outstanding work in the performing arts. The 2020 YoungArts winners receive support for their blossoming careers, including cash awards of up to $10,000, validation and guidance by renowned mentors, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs, and a strong professional network.

Each year, the foundation recognizes young artists from across the country in the areas of literary, visual, design, and performing arts. Thousands of young artists aged 15–18 applied, and the foundation selected 686 as finalists, honorable mentions, and merit winners. Finalists are eligible to become US Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and get to participate in the National YoungArts Week in Miami.

Congratulations to these students and alumni on this outstanding achievement.


Classical Music
Albert Gang, Violin^
Andy Park, Viola^§
Cole Turkel, Clarinet*

Honorable Mention

Classical Music
Alexander Fried, Violin*
Mei Hotta, Cello*
Scott Quirk, Flute†§

Benjamin Conn, Trombone*


Classical Music
Stacey Chung, Cello^
Nicholas Kim, Clarinet*
Richard Qiu, Piano§
Will Robles, Cello*

Dario Bizio, Double Bass§
Kai Burns, Guitar*
Ivan Cuevas, Guitar*
Declan Houlihan, Percussion*
Alex Lui, Flute*
Leo Major, Composition*
Joshua Wong, Composition*

* Community School of Performing Arts student
§ Community School of Performing Arts alumni
^ Music Academy student
† Music Academy alumni