Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coco Mi | 2nd Prize | Violin 2017 | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Coco Mi, 16, started playing the violin when she was five. In her third year at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Program, she studies with Elizabeth Faidley, is the recipient of the Carl Owen Memorial Scholarship, and is associate concertmaster of the MSM Philharmonic Orchestra. Coco was the Concertmaster of the MSM Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-2015 school year and Principal Second of the MSM Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2015-16 school year, where they performed Elgar’s Enigma Variations at Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. In 2015, Coco was awarded the Kate Bamberger Memorial scholarship at MSM.
Coco has won awards from numerous competitions, including Grand Prize in the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s First Concerto Competition, where she performed the entire Sibelius Violin Concerto with the orchestra in May, Gold prize in the Bravura Philharmonic Concerto Competition, winner of the Sinfonietta Nova Youth Concerto Competition, where she performed Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the orchestra, among others. Coco has performed in masterclasses with well-known violinists such as Ray Chen, Jennifer Koh, Stefan Jackiw, Peter Winograd, Sarah Chang, Ilya Kaler and Nicholas Mann, among others. She has attended the Heifetz International Music Institute and will compete in the 2017 Cooper Violin Competition. She is currently a junior at Princeton High School.

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor Op.47 I. Allegro Moderato and II. Adagio di Molto (20 minutes)