Thursday, August 14, 2014

WILLIAM HUME: 1st Prize






ENKOR Piano and Violin Competition 2014
WILLIAM HUME | USA | Age 18 | Piano C
First Prize Winner



Nikolai Kapustin Variations Op. 41



Chopin Prelude Op. 28 No. 24 



Ravel Sonatine mov. 1 and 2 

William Hume has studied piano for over eleven years and has established himself as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. He has performed on the National Public Radio program “From the Top,” at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. William has received awards in the New Jersey Young Artists Piano Competition, American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition, and numerous local awards and scholarships. In addition, he has received awards through the National Federation of Music Clubs, and in 2014 he was named a National YoungArts Foundation winner.

William’s orchestral performances have included Mozart, Bach, and Grieg Concerti with the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra, the Northern Neck Orchestra, and The Liberty Academy of the Arts Orchestra. He most recently performed the Beethoven Choral Fantasy with the Williamsburg Choral Guild and Orchestra.

For the past six years, William has attended summer programs including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Southeastern Piano Festival, the InterHarmony International Music Festival, the Washington International Piano Festival, the Ithaca Summer Piano Institute, and several chamber music programs. He has performed in master classes with Ann Schein, Barry Snyder, Matti Raekallio, Sergei Babayan, Paul Badura-Skoda, John O’Conor, Marian Hahn, Slawomir Dobrzanski, among others.

A 2014 high school graduate, William was a member of The National Honor Society and earned a varsity letter in cross country. He also earned a Gold Key Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Additionally, William volunteers at local nursing homes, the Salvation Army and for military functions.

William is a student of Dr. Jennifer Blyth of Dickinson College. He will attend the Aspen Music Festival and School this summer and will begin his studies at the Eastman School of Music in the fall as a piano performance major.

Visit him at www.williamhume.com

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