Kristy Park, age 16, is a sophomore at Newport High School in Bellevue. She began cello studies at age 10 with Leslie Marckx. Since then Kristy has received numerous honors, including placing first in the Washington Music Educators Association State Solo Contest, both in 2016 and in 2017. In November 2016 she performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Seattle Youth Symphony at Benaroya Hall after winning their concerto competition. Kristy has served as principal cellist of the Seattle Youth Symphony and of the NAfME All-Northwest orchestra. She attended the Meadowmount School of Music in the summer of 2016, and the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program in Ottawa, Canada, in 2017. Kristy recently was a winner of the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association and performed with Philharmonia Northwest, and she also won the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition. Kristy plays on an R. Masens cello made in Lettonia, Latvia c. 1969, generously loaned to her by the Carlsen Cello Foundation.
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, mvt 1, with Takumi Taguchi
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, mvt 4, with Kristy Park
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, mvts 2 & 3, with Young Park
$9 Seniors age 62+ / Youth age 13-21
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 pm
Takumi Taguchi, a junior at Shorewood High School in Shoreline, is a student of Simon James and piano collaborator Hiro David, having previously studied with Mihoko Hirata. He was awarded a Festival Medal of the 2017 and 2015 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, and won the 2016 KING FM/Seattle Chamber Music Society Young Artists Awards, the 2016 Seattle Symphony Young Artist Awards, the 2013 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award, and the 2013 16th Suzuki World Convention Concerto Competition in Matsumoto, Japan. Additionally, he was a semifinalist at the 2016 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in London, UK. Takumi has performed as a student artist for the 2017 and 2015 Starling-DeLay Symposium at The Juilliard School, and he has performed concerti with many local symphonies. He is also a regular performer on the Music of Remembrance concerts both as a soloist and chamber musician often collaborating with members of the Seattle Symphony.
Young Park, age 12, is a 6th grader at Lakeside Middle School in Seattle. A prize winner of over 38 piano competitions to date, she most recently won triple back-to-back Gold Medals for the SIPF Virtuoso Competition, the Russian Chamber Music Piano Competition, and the Chopin Foundation of the United States Festival. At age 8, she was the youngest soloist to win a regional concerto competition that led to her first orchestral debut, performing Bach’s Piano Concerto in F minor. In 2016, Young won the competition again and performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major. In 2017, Young was interviewed by Sean MacLean and performed live on KING FM, and she also made her Benaroya Hall debut. In December, Young will perform the entire Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 with the Federal Way Symphony. Young also plays the violin in her school orchestra, is an active member of soccer and lacrosse teams, and loves to read and write.
Age 12 and under free
*ticket still required