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2024 Bravo Violin and Piano Youth Competition

 

Saturday, April 13, 2024 2:30pm-5:00pm

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2024

 

Two divisions -

For ages up to 14 (By the date of April 13 2024)

  • Violin division
  • Piano division

PRIZE - FIRST PRIZE $100, SECOND PRIZE $75 for each division

 

Requirements-

 

VIOLIN -

All selections must be original and published music brought on the day of the competition.

Memorization is required.

 

PLEASE SELECT ONE PIECE FROM EACH SELECTION.

- Wolfahrt’s Etudes Op. 45. Select one piece between Etudes #32 to #39.

- Suzuki Violin Book 4*. Select one of the first five pieces (Seitz Concerto No. 5 mvts 1 or 3; Seitz Concerto No. 2 mvt 3; Vivaldi A minor Concerto mvts 1 or 3).

 

PIANO -

All selections must be original and published music brought on the day of the competition.

Memorization is required.

 

PLEASE SELECT ONE PIECE FROM EACH SELECTION.

- J.S. Bach Two Part & Three Part Inventions

- Select one piece from Federic Chopin's Nocturnes, Mazurkas, or Waltz.

 

*a different piece with similar or greater level may be used for the competition but will require approval by the committee beforehand.

 

Violin Adjudicator - Yu Hsuan-Yang

Dr. Yu-Hsuan Yang is a native of Taiwan who has established herself as an accomplished musician and educator. After earning the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music from National Taiwan Normal University, she came to the United States and gained Patricia Joy Arden Scholarship Fund and completed her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance with Dr. Louis Nagel from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She then continued to pursue her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and studied with Prof. Alexander Braginsky from the University of Minnesota, where she received both Mann Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship. Throughout her career, Dr. Yang has achieved numerous accolades for her exceptional piano skills. She won several piano competitions and was invited to perform in concerts such as the Steinway Peace Piano Concert, the Schubert Club Concert Series, Vespers Concert Series, Musicians in Recital, and Guest Artist Recital at Kellogg Community College. She also performed in recitals with harpist Prof. Chen-Yu Huang, flutist Prof. Gözde Çakır Ramsey, and pianist Prof. Wendy Chu. Many of the students she worked with won top prizes in MTNA national competition, Kenwood Concerto Competition, Michigan Youth Artist Festival Competition, White Lake Solo Competition, and National Flute Association. Before relocating to Texas, Dr. Yang worked as a staff collaborative pianist at Central Michigan University, where she accompanied CMU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, student recitals and competitions. She also formed a piano duo with Taiwanese pianist Dr. Wendy Chu, and had performed extensively in concerts each year. In addition to performing, she also taught in her piano studio, Yinghua Chinese Immersion Charter Public School in Minnestoa, and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. Dr. Yang is an active member of several music organizations, including MTNA, TMTA, and HMTA. Currently, she is a staff accompanist at Lone Star College-Montgomery, an adjunct professor at College of the Mainland, and a piano instructor at Institute of Chinese Culture. Besides, she maintains a private piano studio where she continues to inspire and educate students of all ages and skill levels.

2024 Bravo Violin and Piano Youth Competition

$45.00Price
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