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Virtual Event: Winners Recital – Musicians on the Rise
Wednesday, June 10, 7:30 pm
Join us for the 2020 Virtual Winners Recital: Musicians on the Rise, celebrating the winners of the 97th Annual Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition.
This year, we had to transition our in person competition to a digital format. Though we are unable to celebrate the winners in our usual Ordway Concert Hall event, we are thrilled to be able to showcase their work here.
The video will be available to view on our website beginning at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 10
Congratulations to all the competitors!
Virtual event sponsored by Shattuck-St. Mary’s Pre-Conservatory Program
Video will go live at 7:30 pm on 6/10/20
Meet the Performers
Samuel Hines – Guitar
School: University of Minnesota
Teacher: Maja Radovanlija
Born in Southern California, Samuel Hines is an award winning guitarist, with over 35 prizes in international competitions. A doctoral candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota, his main goal with music is to share with all who will listen. Hines lives in Mora, MN, with his wife Katherine, and besides music, enjoys nature, hiking and good coffee; you can find more about Samuel at www.samhinesguitar.com.
Aurora Wang – Piano Level I
School: Mounds View High School
Teacher Alexander Braginsky
Aurora Wang is a ninth grader at Mounds View High School. She studies piano with Professor Alexander Braginsky. Aurora is one of the five showcase artists in the 2020 Classical MPR Minnesota Varsity program.
Nita Qiu – Piano Level II
School: Trinity School at River Ridge
Teacher: Joseph Zins
Nita Qiu,18, graduated from Trinity School at River Ridge this June and will be attending Yale University this fall, with an undecided major but continued piano studies. She has been playing piano and studying with Dr. Joseph Zins of Crocus Hill Studios for 13 years.
Emma Taggart – Piano Level II
School: Saint Agnes High School
Teacher: Reid Smith
Seventeen-year-old pianist and arranger Emma Taggart commands the stage with a personality that is at once engaging and unique. She has given hundreds of solo and duo concerts, placed in national and international competitions, and been featured multiple times on prestigious programs such as NPR’s From The Top and MPR’s Minnesota Varsity. She studies currently with Dr. Reid Smith and will be pursuing a degree in piano performance with Simone Dinnerstein at the Mannes School of Music.
Hermione Yim – Piano Level III
School: St. Olaf College
Teachers: Nancy Paddleford & Christopher Atzinger
21 years old, born and raised in Hong Kong. Studied abroad in Italy for two years at UWC Adriatic, currently working on BM Piano Performance and BA Studio Art degrees at St Olaf College, Northfield, MN. Passionate about outdoor activities, the mountains, and sharing music and art with people.
Koki Sato – Piano Level IV
School: University of Minnesota
Teacher: Alexander Braginsky
A native of Tokyo, Mr. Koki Sato is currently pursuing his graduate degree with Prof. Alexander Braginsky at the University of Minnesota. His past teachers include Profs. Alexander Kobrin and Tatiana Muzanova at Columbus State University, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Woodruff Award.
Full list of 2020 Winners
Thank you to our judges!
Michael Brown – Piano
Anna Polonsky – Piano
Orion Weiss – Piano
Joyce Yang – Piano
Jeffrey Van – Guitar