Tuesday, February 20, 2018

William Gu | 2nd Prize | Strings | 3rd Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

William Gu, cello

Score: 88.57

William Gu began his interaction with music through piano, at the age of 4. He is the Grand Champion and Gold award winner of the Youth Focus Young Artists competition. William began his cello training at age 8; he studied under Sieun Lin. Currently, he studies with Jonathan Koh.

William is the second place winner at the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition, and the first place winner of the 2017 VOCE competition in San Francisco. He also placed first in the 2017 Burlingame Music Competition.

William is principal cellist at San Jose Youth Symphony’s Philharmonic orchestra. He soloed with the San Jose Youth Symphony's Chamber Orchestra performing Haydn's Cello Concerto in C, and also with Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. He was selected to represent his school in the 2017 California All-State string orchestra.

Concerto in B minor, Opus 104, Antonin Dvorak, 10:18.

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, 10:30.