Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Johnathan Wu | GRAND PRIZE | Violin | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Johnathan Wu
Age 18
Score: 96.05

18 year-old Johnathan Wu, currently an undergraduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree as a student of world-renowned musicians Jaime Laredo and Jan Mark Sloman. He began his violin studies at the age of three with Paul Landefeld and continued on with Jan Mark Sloman for the past ten years. In addition, Johnathan has played the piano since the age of six and studied with Dr.Steven Hall.

Early on in his violin studies, he partook in the Suzuki program attending summer
programs such as the Colorado Suzuki Institute in Beaver Creek, Colorado and the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. While attending these summer programs, he was given the opportunity to perform in honor recitals, consisting of only the top students, many times. Throughout his Middle School and High School years, he was named concertmaster for the top level Region 25 Middle School Brahms Orchestra in Texas. He also was selected for the Texas All State Symphony Orchestra, placing in top seats including co-concertmaster. Outside of the school year, during the summer, Johnathan has attended The Institute for Strings in Dallas, directed by Jan Mark Sloman, and the Meadowmount School of Music numerous times with scholarships.

Johnathan has competed at and won top prizes in countless competitions. He was a finalist of the Dallas Symphonic Festival, the Fort Worth Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, and the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition. In 2016, he 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. Recently, he has won awards in the Walgreen’s National Concerto Competition, the Houston Civic Young Artist Competition, the Collin County Young Artist Competition, the Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, and the ENKOR International Music Competition. He also auditioned for the title of “Young Master” from the Texas Young Master Program in 2016, which is sponsored by the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and was awarded as a merit winner for the National YoungArts Foundation in 2017 and 2018.

Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major

1st Movement (8:25)

3rd Movement (6:51)