Interlochen Arts Academy concerto competition winners in concert

May 22, 2018

Violinist Miyu Kubo performs with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

This year, 43 students entered the concerto competition at Interlochen Arts Academy. A team of Interlochen Arts Academy faculty members narrowed the 43 initial entries to ten finalists, and the four winners were then selected by a judging panel made up of professional musicians. 

Friday evening at 8 p.m., Classical IPR presents performances by the student concerto competition winners. There will be concertos for violin, piano, bass trombone, and bassoon, performed by student soloists who are from North America, South America, and Asia. Each piece also features the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, conducted by Ara Sarkissian.


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marche Slave

Carl Maria von Weber, Andante and Hungarian Rondo, feat. Luis Manuel Marquez Teruel (Maracaibo, Venezuela), bassoon

Henri Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto no. 5, feat. Miyu Kubo (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania), violin

Thom Ritter George, Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, feat. David Schonberger (El Paso, Texas), bass trombone

Franz Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1, feat. Yungyi Chen (Taipei, Taiwan), piano