THE MUSICIANS CLUB OF NEW YORK

Presents

The 2017 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards
Finals Concert (Strings)


Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Victor Borge Hall
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue (at 38th Street)
New York City

Thank you to all the contestants who made the 2017 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards a great success. We hope your experience was personally rewarding. A special congratulations to the following contestants of the 2017 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, who were named 2017 FINALISTS and 2017 YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS:

Emirhan Tunca, cello (Finalist)
Manhattan School of Music
Teacher: Marion Feldman

Finalist Emirhan Tunca, cello, with Kaliya Kalcheva, piano, performs:
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
    I - Allegro non troppo, III – Allegro
Finals Concert of the 2017 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 23, 2017, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Clara Haneul Yoon, violin (Finalist)
The Juilliard School (BM, Masters)
Teachers: Steohen Clapp, I-Fu Wang, Kurt Nikkanen

Finalist Clara Haneul Yoon, violin, with Yony Levyatov, piano, performs:
Violin Sonata in A major by César Franck
    II - Allegro
Finals Concert of the 2017 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 23, 2017, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Gi Yeon Yoon, violin (Third Prize: $1,000 plus paid performance on Musicians Club of New York's 2017-18 concert series
Manhattan School of Music (Masters)
Teacher: Laurie Smukler

Third Prize winning performance of Gi Yeon Yoon, violin, with Tatiana Goncharova, piano:
Violin Sonata in A major of Gabriel Fauré
00:10 II - Andante
07:24 III - Allegro vivo
11:34 IV - Allegro quasi presto
Finals Concert of the 2017 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 23, 2017, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Finalist: Ke Zhu, violin (Finalist)
Manhattan School of Music
Teacher: Lucie Robert

Finalist Ke Zhu, violin, with Ruiqi Fang, piano, performs:
Violin Concerto No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich
    – Cadenza, IV - Allegro con brio–Presto
Finals Concert of the 2017 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 23, 2017, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Finalist: Maho Irie, violin
Manhattan School of Music (BM)
Teacher: Lucie Robert

Finalist Maho Irie, violin, with Ruiqi Fang, piano, performs:
Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius
    End of II - Adagio di molto, III - Allegro, ma non tanto
Finals Concert of the 2017 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 23, 2017, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Second Prize: Mo Mo, cello (Second Prize: $2,000 plus paid performance on Musicians Club of New York's 2017-18 concert series)
Manhattan School of Music, Yale School of Music (Masters), New England Conservatory (BM)
Teachers: Philippe Muller, Laurence Lesser, Also Parisot

Second Prize winning performance of Mo Mo, cello, with Tong Tong, piano:
Variations on a Theme by Rossini by Bohuslav Martinů
Finals Concert of the 2017 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 23, 2017, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

First Prize: Wei Lu, violin (First Prize: $3,000 plus paid performance on Musicians Club of New York's 2017-18 concert series)
The Juilliard School (Masters), Manhattan School of Music (BM)
Teacher: Laurie Smukler

First Prize winning performance of Wei Lu, violin, with Yoon Lee, piano:
Violin Concerto No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich
– Cadenza, IV - Allegro con brio–Presto
Finals Concert of the 2017 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 23, 2017, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.