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The 2023 PCs Young Artists Concerts

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

2023 Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Auditions

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
Anna Qin
Lacey Pribanic
Nia Hanington

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.

Testimony of a PCS Major Auditions Winner

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.

Sincerely,
Nathan Meyers

PCS 2022-2023 Season

2022-2023 Season
All concerts are at 2:00 PM at the Kresge Recital Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

First Major Winners Concert: Sunday, September 18, 2022

Russki Quartet:
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

Alum Colin Aikins in Recital

Senior Voice Recital

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland

No Fee

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.

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