( Sun., May. 1, 2016 )
Knobloch Campus Center, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson, NC 28036
Now in its third year, the Young Chamber Musicians Competition, created by 89.9 WDAV – Davidson College’s classical public radio station – and sponsored by OrthoCarolina, awards $10,000 in prizes, making it the country’s largest prize purse for a youth chamber music competition. Audience members are invited to meet and mingle with the musicians at a post-concert reception.
Finalists for the 2016 Young Chamber Musicians Competition
Musicians: Jisun Lee, Gudbjartur Hakonarson, Ursula Steele, Joanne Yesol Choi
Bio: The Von Quartet is comprised of musicians from across the globe - Iceland, South Korea, Canada, and the United States. Formed in the fall of 2014, the ensemble is this year's quartet-in- residence at the University of Indiana Jacobs School of Music, where they are all pursuing their undergraduate degrees.
Musicians: Genevieve Smelser, Michael Siess, Spencer Ingersoll, Noah Krauss
Bio: The Onyx Quartet formed at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in 2015. The ensemble is part of CIM's Intensive Quartet Seminar and has studied with nationally-recognized groups such as the Jupiter Quartet and the Cavani Quartet.
Musicians: Kevin Zhu, Andrew Kim, Jacob van der Sloot, Chase Park
Bio: The New York-based Noctis Quartet - its name taken from the Latin word for "night" - was first formed in September of 2015 out of a mutual love for chamber music. Working together largely after the sun sets, the ensemble spends their evenings performing and practicing.
Members: Geneva Lewis, Cameron Alan-Lee, Tomsen Su, Emma Wernig
Bio: Formed at the beginning of September 2015, the Chimera Quartet is made up of students from The Colburn School in Los Angeles. The ensemble currently serves as the Honors Quartet in Colburn's Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Program.
General Public $17; Faculty/Staff/Seniors $8; Youth/Students $5