Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Aidan Fu | 3rd Prize | Violin | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Aidan Fu, Age 9
Score: 87.83

Aidan is 9 years old and currently a 3rd grader. Aidan picked up a violin for the very first time when he was only 2½ years old and began formal music lessons before his third birthday. He currently studies at the Colburn School of music.

At the age of 7, Aidan became the youngest-ever winner of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic concerto competition and made his debut with that orchestra as soloist for two performances of Mozart's Concerto No. 3. That same year, Aidan was a finalist in the Classics Alive Young Artists Audition and medaled in the under-14 division of the Southern California Junior Bach Festival Complete Works Audition, where he performed the first four movements of Partita No. 2. Last year, Aidan was awarded a scholarship from the Westside Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and placed second in the Southwestern Youth Music Festival and in Greater Los Angeles section of the ASTA (American String Teachers Association) National Solo Competition. Recently, Aidan again received a scholarship from the Westside Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

He also started learning piano less than two years ago and performed at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza after being awarded a gold medal in MTAC Conejo Valley's Advanced Contemporary Festival. He recently participated in the preliminary round of the Southern California Junior Bach Festival and medaled in the Los Angeles regional Junior Bach festival.

Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 48: I. Allegro molto e con brio
Composer's Name: Dmitry Kabalevsky
Duration: 5 minutes