may 4, 2016

Arizona Musicfest announces winners of young musicians competitions

Winners to perform in concert May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum

PHOENIX, SCOTTSDALE – Each year, Arizona Musicfest attracts some of the brightest young musical talent from around the State of Arizona to its instrumental and vocal competitions. Over 100 talented young artists, grades 7 through 12, competed in this year’s Musicfest Competitions, which are organized into divisions, based on grade level. The judges, which included a distinguished roster of top professional musicians and teachers from throughout the Valley, awarded up to three winners per division. Click here for complete list of winners.
The top young talent from the competitions will perform a concert of their competition-winning selections at the Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winners Concert on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix AZ 85050. (Artists scheduled to perform are listed below)

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Musical Instrument Museum’s website.

“Arizona Musicfest is continually impressed by the level of refined artistry and talent that our Young Musicians Competitions attract. We are now in our fifteenth year of holding these competitions and we are so honored and thrilled to discover and reward such outstanding talent. Fostering future musicians is an important part of our mission and it will be a delight to hear these exceptional artists perform on May 15.” -Allan Naplan, Executive Director, Arizona Musicfest.”

Artists scheduled to perform shall include:

Jonathan Pak, cello (8th grade, Phoenix)
Jessica Zhang, piano (7th grade, Chandler)
Vanessa Chang, oboe (9th grade, Chandler)
Lorena Witte, soprano (11th grade, Tucson)
Joshua Jensen, piano (10th grade, Gilbert)
La Familia Flauta: Supriya Weiss (9th grade); Kathleen Wu (12th grade); Barrett Yueh (10th grade)
Tamachi Goodson, cello (11th grade, Phoenix)
Samuel Xu, piano (9th grade, Chandler)
Olivia Espericueta, viola (12th grade, Tempe)
Belle Wang, violin (9th grade, Mesa)
Abigail Cook, piano (11th grade, Flagstaff)

For additional information, visit the Arizona Musicfest website or call 480-488-0806.