Davidson College Concert Series: WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition 2016

cl ycmcwinners 300pxWDAV Classical Public Radio’s third annual Young Chamber Musicians competition drew entries from across the country and Europe, and the four finalists represented some of the nation’s finest music programs. The Junior Division featured a “battle of the coasts,” with ensembles from New York City and Los Angeles competing.  In the Senior Division a group from The Cleveland Institute of Music went up against one from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. The concert was presented in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus and broadcast live, with prizes awarded not only by the panel of judges but also an “Audience Choice” award determined by text voting.

Noctis Quartet
: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810
2. Andante con moto

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
4. Allegro molto

Kevin Zhu, violin
Andrew Kim, violin
Jacob van der Sloot, viola
Chase Park, cello

Chimera Quartet
: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob. III:82
1. Allegro Moderato

BARTOK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Sz. 40
2. Allegro vivace

Geneva Lewis, violin
Cameron Alan-Lee, violin
Emma Wernig, viola?
Tomsen Su, cello

Von Quartet
: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor,
Op. 44, No. 2

1. Allegro assai appassionato

GINASTERA: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26 5. Furioso

Jisun Lee, violin
Gudbjartur Hakonarson, violin
Ursula Steele, viola
Joanne Yesol Choi, cello

Onyx Quartet
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 85
1. Allegro con brio

DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
1. Animé et très décidé

Genevive Smelser, violin
Michael Siess, violin
Spencer Ingersoll, viola
Noah Krauss, cello

: Petite Suite
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor