All Concerts are at 2:00 PM at the Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon
The first Young Artists concert on April 2, 2023 will feature:
Benjamin Lin, piano, Hampton Middle School, student of Anne Lin
Haley Hunt, soprano, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School,
student of Lauren Corcoran Emrich
Soham Dam, piano, Mt. Lebanon High School, student of Luz Manriquez
Ab-So-Flutely Amazing Quartet: Franklin Regional High School, students of Dan Parasky
Albert "AJ" Schmidt, flute
Anna Qin, flute
Lacey Pribanic, flute
Nia Hanington, flute
The second Young Artists concert on April 16, 2023 will feature:
Andrew Li, piano, North Allegheny Intermediate High School, student of Luz Manriquez
Nicholas Todorov, tuba, Duquesne University, student of Dr. James Gourlay
Eleanor Edwards, violin, home-schooled, student of Rufina Yefimova
Nathan Choe, cello, PA Leadership Charter School, student of Adam Liu
The 2023 Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists auditions were held on Saturday, March 11. The adjudicator was James Roe, President and Executive Director, Orchestra of St. Luke's.
The caliber of the candidates was quite impressive and for that we are grateful to all candidates, their parents, teachers and coaches.
Mr. Roe selected the following winners:
Nicholas Todorov, tuba, a student of James Gourley, attends Duqiesne University
Flute quartet, Ab-So-Flutely Amazing Quartet, all students of Dan Parasky, coached by Mr. Parasky and all attend Franklin Regional High School
Albert "AJ" Schmidt
Eleanor Edwards, violin, a student of Rufina Yefimova, home educated
Benjamin Lin, piano, a student of Anne Lin, attends Hampton Middle School
Andrew Li, piano, a student of Luz Manriquez, attends North Allegheny Intermediate High School
Haley Hunt, soprano, a student of Lauren Corcoran Emrich, attends Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
Nathan Choe, cello, a student of Adam Liu, attends PA Leadership Charter School
Soham Dam, piano, a student of Luz Manriquez, attends Mount Lebanon High School
The winners will receive scholarships and will be featured in concerts on April 2 or 16. More details will soon be available on this page and on the Home page of the PCS website.
Thanks to all those who participated in these auditions and congratulations to the winners.
Dear Pittsburgh Concert Society,
I wanted to reach out and thank you all directly for putting on the Major Artist Competition and Concert series. It has been a wonderful experience for me to prepare for and compete in a serious competition with immensely helpful feedback from Mr. Gandre. The performance last month was the icing on the cake for me. It was wonderful to be able to perform my first ever professional recital in a lovely hall for family and friends who did not have to travel far at all to come see me. I of course also would like to thank you for the financial aspect of the prize. The entrance fee was extremely affordable which made the competition accessible to me (and, I'm sure, many others) and the cash award helped me to pay my wonderful accompanist and continue my studies in music as a graduate student. It has gone straight into my savings account that helps me pay my general living expenses so that I can focus on practicing and planning my career in music.
Again, I cannot thank you and your donors enough. This competition was a wonderful experience and I will cherish my memories of it (as well as the wonderful recording!) and recommend it and your organization to my peers in the area.
All concerts are at 2:00 PM at the Kresge Recital Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
First Major Winners Concert: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Laura Motchalov, violin; Mikhail Istomin, cello; Uliana Kozhevnikova and Igor Kraévsky, piano 4 hands
Megan Cumming, soprano Mark Carver, piano
Second Major Winners Concert: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Nathan Meyers, euphonium with Alaine Fink, piano
Alan Cline, tenor and Lucas Barkley, piano
Third Major Winners Concert: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Thanakarn Limtham, piano
Ethan Nylander, flute with Timothy Heavner, piano
Young Artists auditions, March 11, 2023
Adjudicator, James Roe, President and Executive Director, Orchestra of St. Luke's
*Applications accepted January 30 to February 28, 2023
Young Artist Winner Concerts: Sunday, April 2, 2023 and Sunday, April 16, 2023
Majors Auditions, April 14 and 15, 2023
Adjudicator, Andrea Kalyn, President, New England Conservatory of Music
*Applications accepted March 1 to March 31, 2023
Alumni Concert: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Janet Sung, violin
Amelia D'Arcy, soprano
Senior Voice Recital
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
Join Pittsburgh's Colin Aikins, tenor, to celebrate his graduation from Curtis Institute of Music before he continues his studies at the Julliard School in New York City.