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Young Concert Artists International Auditions Announce Semi-Finalists

The final auditions will take place live on October 31, 2021 and will be streamed on The Violin Channel


The preliminary round of the 2021 YCA International Auditions has concluded, following live auditions in NYC throughout the month of September, YCA’s first-ever west coast auditions at The Colburn School in Lost Angeles, and recorded auditions submitted from artists around the world.

On Sunday, October 31, the final auditions will be live-streamed for free on YCA's socials and on The Violin Channel.

Semi-finalists include:

  • Nathan Amaral, violin

  • Zachary Brandon, violin

  • Marcel Cara, harp

  • Hana Chang, violin

  • Sarah Joyce Cooper, soprano

  • John-Henry Crawford, cello

  • Adam Koch Christensen, violin

  • Michael Davidman, piano

  • Isabelle Durrenburger, violin

  • Umi Garrett, piano

  • Arseniy Gusev, piano

  • Daniel Hass, cello

  • Annie Hyung, cello

  • Maria Ioudenitch, violin

  • Stathis Karapanos, flute

  • James Kim, cello

  • Song Hyeon Kim, piano

  • Magdalena Kuzma, soprano

  • Noah Lee, cello

  • Lun Li, violin

  • Ying Li, piano

  • Yuchen Lu, viola

  • Tyler Martin, flute

  • Daniel McGrew, tenor

  • Zachary Mowitz, cello

  • Chase Park, cello

  • Nina Pollet, flute

  • DongYoung Shim, violin

  • Arthur Stockel, clarinet

  • Otoha Tabata, viola

  • Erin Wagner, mezzo-soprano

  • Siyumeng Wang, piano

  • Angela Wee, violin

  • Mer Wohlgemuth, soprano

  • Aaron Wolff, cello

  • Elliot Wuu, piano

  • Jiacheng Xiong, piano

  • Sohui Yun, viola

  • Ilana Zaks, violin

  • Harmony Zhu, piano


The jury for the preliminary round auditions comprised Edward Aaron, Martin Beaver, Steve Beck, Benjamin Beilman, Chu-Fang Huang, Benedicte Jourdois, Ida Kavafian, Wolfram Koessel, Marya Martin, Jorge Mester, Daniel Phillips, Fred Sherry, Ory Shihor, David Shifrin, and Paul Sperry.

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