$9 students & seniors 62+
Age 12 and under free
Stephen Leou, 14, is a ninth grader at Bellevue High School. He began studying the cello at age four with Mary Walters and has studied with Leslie Marckx for the past six years. In May, Stephen soloed with the Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra as one of the 2016 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association Concerto Division winners. Most recently, Stephen and his sister, a violinist, were finalists in the 2016 KING-FM Young Artist Award competition. The duo performed live on Seattle’s 98.1 Classical KING-FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE. In 2014, he was the featured soloist with the Cascade Symphony as their “Rising Star” Concerto Competition Winner under the baton of Michael Miropolsky.
Stephen has served as principal cellist and as a soloist with the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestra. He and his sister will be making their debut with the Seattle Symphony in December as winners of the 2016 Seattle Symphony Young Artist Auditions. He has had the honor of playing for Ron Leonard, Ray Davis, Chuck Jacot, David Requiero, John Michel, Natasha Brofsky, Eric Han, and Hans Jørgen Jensen.
This concert is supported by funds from 4Culture.
Aside from cello, Stephen loves playing duets with his sister, eating, playing chess, building Legos, and playing games on his iPad. His favorite subjects in school are math and biology, and he hopes to pursue a career in medicine as well as continue to play cello. Stephen is excited to finally be on a full size cello!
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Taylor: Of Kings and Queens for brass septet and percussion
Lalo: Cello Concerto, with Stephen Leou