Concerto Competition

THE THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL CONCERTO COMPETITION

SPONSORED BY THE FINE ARTS ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY

Congratulations to the winners!

FIRST PLACE
Mizuki Hayakawa, 17 year old cellist from Scarsdale, NY, performed the Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor.
She will receive $1000 donated by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Klein and Joseph D. Landi.
SECOND PLACE
William Tang, 15 year old pianist who studies in Westchester County, performed the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G.
He will receive $700 donated by Dr. Kathleen Pistone Carucci and the Pistone family in memory of Pasquale A. Pistone, founder and Music Director of the orchestra.
THIRD PLACE
Minori Aoki, 17 year old pianist from Rye, NY, performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto in A minor op. 18.
She will receive $500 donated by the Sala family and Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Volino in memory of Shirley Sala and her husband Jerome (Gino) Sala, former Music Director and Conductor of the orchestra for 30 years.
FOURTH PLACE
Julia Feldman, 15 year old pianist who studies in Westchester County, performed the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 10.
She will receive $400 donated by the Calandra family in memory of Sharon Calandra, past flutist with the orchestra.
FIFTH PLACE
Christopher Cho
, 14 year old cellist from Ardsley, NY, performed the Saint Saens Cello Concerto.
He will receive $200 donated by Mrs. Helen Henkel and Mrs. Joyce Henery.


The five winners will be presented as soloists with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert under the baton of maestro Tong Chen, on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM, at Saunders Trades and Technical High School. Robert Sherman will be the Master of Ceremonies.

 


Mr. Robert Sherman - MC for the Concert

Mr. Robert Sherman – MC for the Concert


Congratulations to the 2015-16 winners and a fabulous concert!

Photo Credits: Peter Nagy