Music Academy alumna Mayumi Kanagawa, violin, placed fourth in the final round of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition and was awarded $5,000.
Community School cellist Madison Gamboa won a full scholarship to the Sphinx Performance Academy, a chamber and performance program for gifted string students from cultural backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field of classical music.
Conservatory violinist Hao Zhou was selected as the Grand Laureate of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal Violin Competition.
Community School alumna Caroline Hales won Grand Prize in the American Harp Society National Competition, Young Professional Category.
Conservatory violinist Julie Lin won first prize in the Concerto Competition at the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) and will perform with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Community School alumna Annette Lee (harp, ’19) performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a part of recognition of the 2019 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts, which she was awarded this year. Annette also received first prize for the American Harp Society National Competition, Intermediate II Division.
Conservatory trombone player Connor Rowe will be joining the New Mexico Philharmonic as the Principal Trombone in Fall 2019.
Conservatory alumnus Gianluca Farina (trumpet, AD ’19) will be a Fellow in the New World Symphony Fellowship Program starting in the fall.
Nicholas Hooks, a Conservatory bassoonist, won the Principal Bassoon position with the Billings Symphony starting Fall 2019.
Community School pianist Gavin Yang received first place in the Junior Division Glendale Orchestra Performance Competition.
Conservatory clarinetist Vitor Trindade will be joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the 2nd clarinet starting Fall 2019.
Community School flutist Joseph Loi performed as a soloist with the Asia America Youth Symphony.
Conservatory alumna Elyse Lauzon (PSC ’15) will join the Pacific Symphony as a member of the horn section beginning in August.
Musical Theater student Nicholas Vuckovich was awarded a John Raitt Award for Youth for Lead Male Soloist.
Conservatory pianist Sam Glicklich won the piano competition at the Aspen Music Festival and School and will debut with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra on July 10.
Community School cellist Claire Park performed with the Olympia Orchestra, directed by Fung Ho, as part of the Grand Prize of the 2018 American String Teacher’s Association, LA Competition.
Conservatory alumna Kayla Chang (harp, BM ’11) completed her medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and was promoted to lieutenant in the US Navy.
Community School pianist Richard Qiu was a finalist for the Celia Mendez Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition.
Conservatory violinist Hanna Zhdan won the Concerto Competition at the Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA).