2023 Berkshire Symphony Student Soloists Announced

The Williams College Department of Music is delighted to announce the results of the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition for 2023!


Anabella Cheong ’24, piano

Doris Stevenson, collaborating pianist


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921) Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22
I. Andante sostenuto


Chen Chen Huang ’23, flute

Paul Kim ’24, collaborating pianist


Carl Reinecke (1824 – 1910) Ballade for Flute and Orchestra in D Minor, op. 288


Carolyn Mielke ’23, mezzo-soprano

Ethan Jeon ‘24.5, collaborating pianist


Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868) “Una Voce Poco Fa,” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia


Ray Wang ’25, viola

Ethan Jeon ‘24.5, collaborating pianist


Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) “Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal” (Between Mountain and Deep Valley), from Der Schwanendreher


The competition was hosted by Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, and judged by a panel of guest musicians:
Joel Pitchon, John Perkel, Amanda Boyd, and Carl Jenkins.

Mr. Feldman and Professor Ed Gollin also extend thanks to the collaborative pianists:
Doris Stevenson, Elizabeth Wright, Zachary Wadsworth, Timothy Dunne, Edwin Lawrence, Robin Wang ’24, Daniel Chang ’25, Timothy Chen ’26, Ethan Jeon ‘24.5, Paul Kim ’24, Enoch Chou ’23, Leo Marburg ’24

The competition would not be possible without the great 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 recital ran smoothly.

The student musicians have been selected for the honor of performing their pieces along with the Berkshire Symphony on Friday April 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus.


We also want to thank all of the performers (in performance order):

Gwyneth Chilcoat ’24, tuba; Robin Wang ’24, piano

Artie Carpenter ’25, trumpet; Daniel Chang ’25, piano

Caroline Orphanos ’23, soprano; Timothy Chen ’26, piano

Jianing Ren ’23, piano; Elizabeth Wright, piano

Molly Arts ’24, soprano; Enoch Chou ’23, piano

Annika Harrington ’23, flute; Enoch Chou ’23, piano

Theodore Cohen ’23, tenor; Leo Marburg ’24, piano

Elliot Kim ’23, cello; Timothy Dunne, piano

Iona Kruger ’25, soprano; Zachary Wadsworth, piano

Sarah McGinn ’24, soprano; Ethan Jeon ‘24.5, piano

Locke Meyer ’25, clarinet; Edwin Lawrence, piano

Want to see a list of all of our past student soloists with the Berkshire Symphony?
Link to soloists