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Showcase Concerto Competition Final
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Showcase Concerto Competition Final

Nov 7, 5:00 pm

| Free – $10

* Photo: 2019 Showcase Concerto Competition Winner Lilian Franqui (left) and 2019 Ovation Concerto Competition Winner Susan Lee

Free live streaming event via Zoom

Join on Zoom @ 5pm on Nov 7


Each year, talented students from San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s pre-professional Ovation and intermediate level Showcase ensemble programs compete in SDYS’ solo Concerto Competitions.  Solo recital competitions provide musicians, both new and accomplished, with valuable performance training, inspiration from great performances by their fellow musicians, and a goal to strive toward in practicing and perfecting their craft.  In addition to cash scholarship awards, the winners of both our Concerto Competitions gain the opportunity to perform as featured soloists in future San Diego Youth Symphony concerts.

SDYS’ Showcase level Concerto Competition finalists will perform live from their homes on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 5pm and you’re invited to attend online! Details on connecting and enjoying their performances on Zoom will be provided closer to the date.


Congratulations to our finalists (in no particular order):

  • Taichi Okumura – saxophone
  • Anthony Kim – violin
  • Saejoon Hong – violin
  • Claire Hwa – clarinet
  • Julian Wu – cello
Honorable Mention
  • William Guo – violin
  • Alvin Wang – viola
Our Judges

Many thanks to our judges for their time and talent:

  • Anthony Kim – professional musician, clinician, educator, and SDYS conducting staff member, SDYS alumnus, former SDYS principal musician
  • Avi Mehta – professional musician, clinician, educator, and SDYS artistic saff member
  • Dr. Mark Liu – professional musician, clinician, educator, and President of Illinois Music Educators Association Orchestra Division, SDYS alumnus, former SDYS principal musician
  • Dr. Jenny Shin – professional musician, clinician, educator, Yamaha Performing Artist, and music faculty member DePaul University, SDYS alumnus, former SDYS principal musician
  • Andrea Picard-Boecker – professional musician, clinician, educator, and faculty member Peabody Institute Preparatory Division

Also…don’t miss the Ovation Concerto Competition finals on presented live on Zoom on Sunday, November 1, 2020, 5pm.



1650 El Prado #207a
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
(619) 233-3232
Nov 7
5:00 pm
Performing Ensembles:
San Diego Youth Symphony