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Winners of 2016 Woolsey Concerto Competition Announced

Yang Liu, piano; Joanna Wu, flute; and Jinxiang Yu, soprano to perform with Yale Philharmonia in 2016–17 season
April 11, 2016

The 2016 Woolsey Concerto Competition took place last Saturday, April 9. The three winners, in alphabetical order, are:

Yang Liu, piano
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

Joanna Wu, flute
Nielsen Concerto for Flute

Jinxiang Yu, soprano
Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi

As winners, these Yale School of Music students will perform with the Yale Philharmonia during the 2016-17 season. The judges noted that they were very impressed with the high level of performance of all participants. Dae Hee Ahn, violin was selected as an alternate, and honorable mentions were given to Lydia Consilvio, oboe; Nola Richardson, soprano; Diomedes Saraza Jr., violin; An Tran, guitar; and Yen-Chen Wu, bassoon.

The judges were Linda Chesis (head of winds, Manhattan School of Music), Max Levinson (chair of the piano department, Boston Conservatory), and Christian Teal (professor of violin emeritus, Vanderbilt University).

 

COMMENTS ( 2 )

Are previous years winners posted somewhere on-line?

April 11th, 2016 | Todd Scot

Todd,

This link can give you a good rundown of past winners! http://music.yale.edu/tag/woolsey-hall-concerto-competition/

April 11th, 2016 | Katie Dune