After many amazing performances at the Semifinal round today, our judges have after much deliberation decided on four finalists for the 2016 Ima Hogg Competition. We present them to you in alphabetical order:
Samuel Chan, marimba – Koppel Marimba Concerto No. 1
This 22-year-old marimba player is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and New England Conservatory and currently attends The Juilliard School in pursuit of a Master of Music degree. Click here to learn more about Samuel Chan.
Luke Hsu, violin – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
This violinist is currently a candidate for the prestigious AD program at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Rodney Friend. Click here to learn more about Luke Hsu.
Christine Lee, cello – Schumann Cello Concerto
This 24-year-old cellist is a recent Master of Music graduate of The Juilliard School and an artist-in-residence at Queen Elisabeth Chapelle Musicale for the 2015-16 season. Click here to learn more about Christine Lee.
Brian Lin, piano – Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
This 24-year-old pianist received his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School in 2014, where he is currently pursuing his master’s degree with Joseph Kalichstein and Yoheved Kaplinsky. Click here to learn more about Brian Lin.
See these talented young musicians compete for first prize and the $25,000 Grace Woodson Memorial Award Saturday at 7:00 pm at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Click here for tickets and more information.