Meredith Nam, 16, is a senior at Inglemoor High School. Over the course of several years, she has won over 60 Gold and Silver Medals in various piano competitions. From 2018 to 2023, Meredith won 1st place at the Washington State Convention Recital Competition. In 2022, she won gold at the Canadian International Music Competition and received Gold Seals of Outstanding Achievement in both the concerto and solo divisions of the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival.
Saturday, May 11, 2024, 7:30 pm
Eastside Symphony is pleased to showcase the Grand Prix Winner of the
2022 Russian Chamber Music Foundation Competition, Meredith Nam.
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B♭ minor, Op. 23, with Meredith Nam, piano
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
In 2018 and 2022, she was interviewed and performed twice on NW Focus LIVE on Classical KING FM. In 2022, Meredith received the Joan E. Brown scholarship for her exceptional piano skills and devotion to community service. Her other awards include being a finalist for the American Prize Competition in the piano solo division and the 2nd place Concerto Playoff Winner at the Performance Arts Festival of the Eastside in 2021; in addition, she received the Adjudicator’s Choice Award for piano. Meredith was the Gold Medalist at the 2020 Chopin Northwest Competition.
In 2018, Meredith made her orchestral debut with the Bellevue Symphony performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, 1st movement. She performed the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83, 1st movement with a chamber orchestra in 2021.
As an active musician in her community, Meredith plays cello in her school’s chamber orchestra and plays piano in the jazz band. She received superior ratings at the WMEA Solo and Ensemble competitions as both a cellist and a pianist. For the past two years, she has volunteered at the Northshore Summer Music School, teaching piano, cello, and chamber music to elementary and middle school students. Outside of music, Meredith is an IB Diploma Program student and serves as the president of her school’s Science Olympiad team. She enjoys cooking, drawing and video-gaming. In the future, Meredith would like to pursue a double major in computer science and piano performance.
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