Student Accomplishments, May 2021

Noah Jung, clarinet

Music Academy clarinetist Noah Jung won first prize at the International Grande Music Competition.

Community School cellist Hannah Innis performed with country music artist Mickey Guyton at the Grammy Awards.

Music Academy clarinetist Noah Jung won first prize at the International Grande Music Competition.

Conservatory violinist Hannah White (PD ’22) recently soloed with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Symphoria, The Orchestra of Central New York.

Kris Bowers (Community School ’06) was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the documentary short, A Concerto is a Conversation.

Community School pianists won prizes in the Southern California Junior Bach Festival: Alexander Wang, Eric Yu, Fiona Chun, Kaito le Tenoux, Karina Chun, Leonardo Dinner, Lillian Feng, Lucas Peters, Soma Watanabe, Yahan Lin, Alexander Si (Honorable Mention).

Music Academy violinist Anaïs Feller won second prize at the 2021 Tibor Junior International Violin Competition. She also won the Orchestra Prize (le Prix de l’orchestre).

Community School pianist Ryan Chun received honorable mention in the CAPMT Honors Competition State Finals.

The Lerman Gold Prize was awarded to the Zelter String Quartet at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. The Zelter Quartet includes Conservatory violinist Gallia Kastner (BM ’19, MM ’22), Kyle Gilner, Nao Kubota, and Allan Hon.

Community School cellist Madison Gamboa received a full scholarship to SPA (Sphinx Performance Academy) at Curtis Institute, BUTI (Tanglewood Institute) Cello Workshop, Young Artists Instrumental Program, and Interlochen Advanced String Quartet Program.

Alex Mansour (Community School ’13) and current Conservatory student Gallia Kastner performed Alex’s composition, A Thousand Cranes, recorded for the American Youth Symphony. Watch the performance.

Community School students won prizes in the Great Composers Series Competition.

 Music of Eastern Europe division:
 Pianist Vienna Lee, first place
 Pianist Matisse Wittman-McChesney, third place
 Pianist Samantha Fung, third place

 Music of Northern Europe division:
 Pianist Mia Safdie, second place
 Pianist Samantha Fung, third place