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Photo from left to right: Anthony Kim, Julian Wu, Saejoon Hong


Congratulations to our all our Ovation level Concerto Competition finalists for their performances last evening as they performed LIVE from their homes via Zoom, and our top three performers including:


  • 1st place winner: Anthony Kim, violin – Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, Allegro
  • 2nd place: Julian Wu, cello – Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Allegro molto
  • 3rd place: Saejoon Hong, violin – Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, Allegro

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.

Don’t miss the upcoming and FREE Virtual Music Conference, November 15 starting at 1pm on Zoom.



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