The 2018 PCS Young Artists auditions were held on Saturday, March 3. The adjudicator was Dr. Mitchell Arnold, Associate Professor and Director of Orchestra Activities at West Virginia University.
Dr. Arnold chose the following winners, listed in alphabetical order:
Chelsea Chao, piano, North Allegheny Intermediate School, a student of Natasha Snitkovsky
The Cygnus Quartet, coached by Karissa Zadinsky
Chaehyun "Cuna" Kim. violin, Fox Chapel Area High School
Sein Lee, violin, Mt Lebanon Senior High School
Seowon "Thomas" Chang, viola, Peters Township High School
Mirra Rusmussen, cello, Chartiers Valley High School
Maine Hoppo, violin, North Allegheny Senior High School, a student of Hong-Guang Jia
Jackson Hunt, piano, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, a student of Yeeha Chiu
Hannah Ishizaki, violin, Mt Lebanon Senior High School, a student of Hong-Guang Jia
Chaehyun "Cuna" Kim, violin, Fox Chapel Area High School, a student of Irene Cheng
Serena Luo, piano, Upper Saint Clair High School, a student of Hanna Wu Li
Jacob Ujhazy, piano, Hopewell Senior High School, a student of Donna Amato
Annie Wang, piano, Aquinas Academy, a student of Marina Lupinacci
Yosen Wang, viola, North Allegheny Senior High School, a student of Marylène Gingras-Roy
The winners will receive Benjamin and Anna Perlow Scholarships and will be features in concerts on March 18 and April 8, 2018 at the Kresge Theater, CMU campus.
More information will be available on the PCS web site as we finalize the concert schedule.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who participated in these auditions.