Gustav Mahler - Symphony No.10 in F-sharp minor: Adagio
Michael Hennagin Sunrise: Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun
Camille Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila: Act III: Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix
Samuel Barber Second Essay for Orchestra, Op.17
David Lang sunray
KING FM Young Artist Awards 



The KING FM Young Artist Awards, presented in partnership with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and now in its fifth season, strives to give talented young musicians a bigger stage. This competition is one element of our promise to the community of more support for arts education, community partnerships with the arts, and more live broadcasts.  The competition will be open to musicians (solo instrumental, vocal, or chamber groups) ages 6-20 in two age divisions – 1) ages 6-15 and 2) ages 16-20.  Through a combination of world-class judges and listener votes, 10 finalists are chosen and perform live on the air before a winner in each of two age divisions is crowned.
 

The Young Artist Awards competition is presented by Classical KING FM 98.1 in partnership with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and Alana Jewelry.

PRIZES

1. The top ten finalists perform in a live broadcast on either June 3 or June 10, 2016.
2. The Grand Prize Winners will perform on KING FM's NW Focus LIVE, Friday, June 24 at 8pm, and at select outdoor concerts in Summer 2016. They may also be invited to perform in community concerts through April 2017.

For the competition rules, click here.

For the entry form, click here.


JUDGES

James Ehnes
International concert violinist
Artistic Director, Seattle Chamber Music Society
 
Julie Albers
International concert cellist
Assistant Professor, McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
 
Max Levinson
International concert pianist
Faculty at New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
 
Lorna McGee
International concert flutist
Principal flute, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
 
Karen P. Thomas
Artistic/Executive Director, Seattle Pro Musica
Choral conductor and composer
 
Lisa Bergman
KING FM Announcer
Concert pianist
 
Sarah Ioannides
Music Director, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
International conductor
 
Julian Schwarz
International concert cellist
 
Stephen Stubbs
GRAMMY Award-winning conductor
Lutenist and early music specialist


2015 WINNERS

DANIEL RICHARDSON, pianist, playing Stravinsky in the KING FM Studios


CHARLOTTE MARCKX, violinist, playing Fiddle Tunes with her sister Olivia in the KING FM Studios 


 

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