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VC LIVE | Young Concert Artists International Auditions — Final Round [WATCH]

Watch the Final Round of the 2021 Young Concert Artists International Auditions live HERE on The Violin Channel..

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Watch the Final Round of the 2021 Young Concert Artists International Auditions live HERE on The Violin Channel..





Hana Chang (Violin) | Jessica Osbourne (Piano)

  • Robert Schumann | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor | I. Ziemlich langsam – lebhaft (exposition)
  • Bach | Partita No. 3 in E major | II. Loure & III. Gavotte en Rondeau
  • Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D major | I. Allegro ma non troppo
  • Ernst | Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig


Aaron Wolff (Cello) | Luis Ortiz (Piano) | Christopher Staknys (Piano)

  • Bach | Prelude from Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 J.S. Bach
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson | Blue/s Forms | Jettin' Blues
  • Britten | Cello Suite No. 1 | Lamento: Lento rubato | Canto secondo: Sostenuto | Serenata: Allegretto pizzicato
  • Alexander Scriabin | Etude, Op. 8 No. 11 (Arr. Piatigorsky)
  • Adès | *Lieux Retrouvés Thomas | IV. La Ville: Cancan macabre


Ying Li (Piano)

  • Mozart | Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333 | Allegro | Andante Cantabile
  • Liszt | Concert Paraphrase on Verdi’s Rigoletto
  • Ivan Fedele | rom WS Variations | Tema | Variation I:  Repentino! | Variation II: Risonante | Tema
  • Prokofiev | Sonata No.7  in B-flat major, Op. 83 | Precipitato


Lun Li (Violin)

  • Robert Schumann | Sonata No.2 in D minor for violin and piano, Op. 121 | I. Ziemlich langsam - lebhaft
  • Nicola Matteis | Passaggio Rotto from Ayres for the Violin, Book II
  • Schubert | Sonata in A minor for violin and piano, D. 385 | Allegro
  • Ernst | Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26


Daniel McGrew (Tenor) | Shawn Chang (Piano)                                                            

  • Schubert | Des Fräuleins Liebeslauschen
  • Schubert | Die Liebe hat gelogen
  • Christopher Berg | St. Paul and All That Song (“Is it dirty?”)
  • Fauré | Green
  • Benjamin Britten | Canticle I: My beloved is mine


Abeo Quartet

  • Haydn | String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 No. 2 | I. Allegro & II. Andante
  • Jonathan Bailey Holland | Forged Sanctuaries | II. The Hypnosis of Tides
  • Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 | I. Allegretto


Erin Wagner (Mezzo-soprano) | Shawn Chang (Piano)

  • Shawn Chang | from Portraits of Unrelated Colors | Yellow & Green
  • Hugo Wolf | “Kennst du das Land?” from Mignon Lieder
  • Benjamin Britten | Phaedra


Harmony Zhu (Piano)

  • Chopin | Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
    Allegro maestoso
  • Haydn | Sonata in E-flat major, Hob.XVI: 52 | Allegro (Moderato)
  • Bach | Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 | Sinfonia
  • Elliott Carter | Caténaires


Mer Wohlgemuth (Soprano)

  • Joseph Schwantner | from Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro | Shadowinnower
  • Debussy | “C’est l’extase langoureuse” from Ariettes Oubliées, L. 60
  • Schubert | Der Musensohn, Op. 92, no. 1
  • Schubert | Wanderers Nachtlied, Op. 96, no. 3
  • Samuel Barber | Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24


James Kim (Cello) | Noreen Cassidy-Polera (Piano)

  • Krzysztof Penderecki | Divertimento for solo cello | Serenade & Scherzo
  • Prokofiev | Sonata in C Major, Op. 119 | Allegro, ma non troppo from
  • Chopin | Introduction and Polonaise brillante, Op. 3


The 2021 winners will join the Young Concert Artists roster — granting access to a minimum of three years of management services, career engagements, publicity, and career guidance, plus coveted recital debuts in New York City and at the Washington D.C. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Founded in 1961 by Susan Wadsworth, The Young Concert Artists International Auditions differ from other competitions, as there are no rankings, and any number of winners can be selected. Each candidate competes against a standard of excellence, not each other.


“I cannot think of another organization that is more nurturing and sensitive to the birth of one’s performing career as Young Concert Artists,” said 1986 first prize winner, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers.


“I owe everything to YCA,” 2011 first prize winner, VC Artist Paul Huang said.




Throughout their tenure, winners of the YCA International Auditions benefit from YCA’s connections with the industry’s managers, concert presenters, conductors of major orchestras, and financial supporters, as well as its long-standing reputation for discovering and furthering the careers of extraordinary young artists.

The jury for the final round comprises soprano Amy Burton, flutist Brandon Patrick George, conductors Miguel Harth-Bedoya and David Alan Miller, vocal coach Kayo Iwama, YCA President Daniel Kellogg, violinist Jennifer Koh, pianists Cecile Licad and Anne-Marie McDermott, Philadelphia Orchestra Vice President of Artistic Planning Jeremy Rothman, violist Marcus Thompson, YCA Founder Susan Wadsworth, and cellist Paul Watkins.

Previous recipients include Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Kavafian, Anne Akiko Meyers, Emanuel Ax, and Murray Perahia — and VC Artists Paul Huang, Ray Chen, Stephen Warts, Zlatomir Fung, Xavier Foley, SooBeen Lee, and Jonathan Swensen.

Each of this year's 1st prize recipients will each perform at tomorrow evening's Winners Concert at 7:00PM (ET) at Gilder Lehrman Hall, at New York City's Morgan Library & Museum - which will also be streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel.


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