Current Performance Studies Certificate student Taylor Marino was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans.
Current Bachelor of Music pianist Yanfeng Bai won third prize at the International Grotrian Piano Competition, experienced division, which came with a $3,000 award.
Current Master of Music violinist Lucy Wang was among the winners of the 2018 Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition. The prize includes a three-year loan of a 1715 Dominicus Montagnana violin. She is among five Colburn students and alumni who have won loans of the coveted instruments. Previous winners include Blake Pouliot, Se-Doo Park, Bora Kim, and Emily Kruspe.
Master of Music cellist Ben Solomonow was awarded the long term loan of a rare Postiglione cello from the Stradivari Society in Chicago.
Artist Diploma pianist SunHwa Kim won third prize in the Kerikeri International Piano Competition in New Zealand, which included a cash award of $4,000 New Zealand dollars (roughly $2500 US dollars).
Music Academy violinist Eunice Lee won First Place, Division B Stringed Instruments in the Classics Alive 2018 National Auditions held at UCLA on September 22.
Music Academy cellist Eugene Lin and violinist Lucy Lu were accepted into a competitive program organized by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO). In the upcoming year, Eugene and Lucy will present a series of concerts curated by the NTSO.
Community School Clarinetist Andrew Chang performed on From the Top and won the Southwestern Youth Music Festival competition in the Young Wind Musician Category.
Community School alumna Rachel Sandman was appointed to the violin section of the the Kansas Symphony. She mentioned her time at Colburn in her biography.
Jack Pena, who graduated with his Bachelor of Music in 2015, was appointed Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Loyola University in New Orleans.