Sunday, July 30, 2017

Johnathan Wu | 2nd Prize | Violin 2017 | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Johnathan Wu, 17, has been playing violin for fourteen years. He first studied with Paul Landefeld at the age of three and has been studying with Jan Mark Sloman for the past nine years.

Wu was a top prize winner at the Hubbard Chamber Music Competition and the Dallas Symphonic Festival for the past several years. He placed as alternate in the Music Teachers National Association Solo Performance State Competition in 2014 and 2015. He was also awarded an honorable mention in the TexASTA (American String Teachers Association) Young Artist Competition in 2014 and 2016. In 2016, Wu has been titled as the Grand Prize Winner of the Lewisville Lake Symphony Vernell Gregg Young Artist Competition and played Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. He was selected as a finalist in the Fort Worth Symphony Young Artist Competition in 2016 and the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition in 2017. Wu has also won awards in the Walgreen’s National Concerto Competition, the Houston Civic Young Artist Competition, the Collin County Young Artist Competition, Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, the ENKOR International Music Competition (2015-2016). He was also awarded the Texas Young Masters grant under the category Music/Violin in 2016, and recognized by the National Young Arts Foundation as a merit award winner in 2017.

In 2011 and 2012, Wu was named concertmaster for the top level Region 25 Middle School Brahms Orchestra. He has auditioned and been selected for the Texas All State symphony Orchestra in 2014, 2015, and 2016, serving as co-concertmaster in 2015. During the summer, he attended the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2005 and the Colorado Suzuki Institute in Beaver Creek, Colorado, in 2006 and 2007, with honor recital performances at all these events. He also attended The Institute for Strings in Dallas since 2008 and attended the Meadowmount School of Music with a scholarship from the Warren Foundation in 2014, merit scholarship in 2015 and 2016, along with a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts from the Texas Young Masters program in 2016.

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 63 Movement 1 (10:23)
Maurice Ravel ""Tzigane"" (10:25)