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Maurice Kawashima | Associate Concertmaster Chair

Endowed Merit Scholarship

Maurice Kawashima established this endowed scholarship to invest in his dual passions of classical music and aspiring talent. Maurice is a native of Japan who came to the United States as a student. He had a prolific career in the New York and Tokyo fashion industry before retiring to San Diego. This annual scholarship is awarded to a leading violin student in the San Diego Youth Symphony Orchestra for their participation in the orchestra and advanced chamber music. We extend our thanks to Maurice for his wonderful generosity.


Recipients of the Maurice Kawashima Associate Concertmaster Chair Scholarship:

Jasmine Quiang - 2018Jasmine Y. Wang – 2012
Ilana Hirschfeld - 2017Jarvis Chang – 2011
Ilana Hirschfeld – 2016Carolyn Lee – 2010
Allan Huang – 2015Janet Jeong – 2009
Sofia Hashemi-Asasi – 2014Corrie Bunnell and John Michael Brooks, co-recipients – 2008
Flora Li – 2013
San Diego Youth Symphony