Cellist In Hwa Lee ’06MM, ’07AD and violinist Solomon Liang ’12MM were selected as two of the first prize winners in the Alexander & Buono International String Competition. They will be featured as soloists in the winner’s concert on Sunday, November, 20, 2011 at Carnegie Hall.
The other first-prize winners in the college/professional division were Erno Kallai, violin, and Jay Song, cello. The second-prize winners in the division were Ann Bermont, violin; David Gale, violin; Dmitry Volkov, cello; and Hye-ri Jang, cello.
Designed to help artists further their careers, the Alexander & Buono Competitions present selected winners of the competitions in concerts throughout the world, and also as part of the annual Alexander & Buono Festival of Music. Career guidance is also offered, as well as seminars designed to help artists better understand how to manage their careers.
Violinist Solomon Liang is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, where he is a student of Syoko Aki. Recent performances include Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with the New Valley Symphony. As a soloist, Solomon has appeared with the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Community Orchestra, and the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. He received the grand prize at the Music Teachers’ Association of California Statewide VOCE Competition, Southwest Youth Music Festival, California Concert Artists Competition, as well as second prize at the junior division of the Taiwan National Violin Competition.