The Williams College Department of Music is delighted to announce the results of the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition for 2018!
The panel has selected:
Benjamin Mygatt ‘20, violin
Robert Logan, collaborating pianist
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) – Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, op. 99 – Burlesque: Allegro con brio
Calvin Ludwig ‘18, flute
Edwin Lawrence, collaborating pianist
Charles Griffes (1884 – 1920) – Poem for flute and orchestra
Qiana Yang ‘19, piano
Elizabeth Wright, collaborating pianist
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) – Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54 – Allegro affettuoso
The competition was hosted by Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, and judged by a panel of guest musicians – Joel Pitchon (strings), Gili Melamed-Lev (piano), and Amanda Boyd (voice).
Mr. Feldman and Professor Marjorie Hirsch also extend their thanks to the supporting pianists: Elizabeth Wright, Doris Stevenson, Stephen Ai ’18, Evan Kauffmann ‘21, Robert Logan, Robin Kibler, and a special thanks to Edwin Lawrence for his playing and for his administrative support. The competition would not be possible without the incredible dedication of our instrumental teachers, who mentor and support our performers. Thanks also to Jeffrey Miller, Stage and Orchestra Manager, and the concert team for making sure that the competition and recitals ran smoothly.
The student musicians have been selected for the honor of performing their pieces along with the Berkshire Symphony on Friday April 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus.
We also want to thank all of the performers (in performance order):
Christine Pash ‘18, soprano; Edwin Lawrence, piano
Jack Romans ‘20, baritone; Robin Kibler , piano
Brandon S. Hilfer ‘20, baritone; Edwin Lawrence, piano
Amelia Dana ‘18, soprano; Edwin Lawrence, piano
Leonard Bopp ‘19, trumpet; Evan Kauffmann ‘21, piano
Kurt Pfrommer ‘18, tenor; Robin Kibler, piano
Sean Wang ‘18, piano; Doris Stevenson, piano
Sebastian Black ‘19, piano; Doris Stevenson, piano
Yeojin (Julia) Choi ‘20, piano; Doris Stevenson, piano
Jeffrey Pearson ‘20, violin; Robert Logan, piano
Erin Kennedy ‘19, soprano; Stephen Ai ‘18, piano
Andrew Rim ‘20, cello; Elizabeth Wright, piano
Seunghyun Angela Yeo ‘18, soprano; Stephen Ai ‘18, piano
Dawn Wu ‘18, viola; Robert Logan, piano