Monday, July 15, 2019

Ellen Hayashi | 2nd Prize | Violin | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Ellen Hayashi (16) is a 10th grade honors student at the American International School of Utah, a Dorothy and Richard Starling Foundation Scholar studying with Eugene Watanabe, and a student in the Gifted Music School Conservatory. Ellen made her orchestral debut at 10 with the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she has performed with a number of orchestras in Utah, including the Utah Symphony. Ellen is a two-time finalist at the Coeur D’Alene National Young Artists Competition and won first prize in the ENKOR International Music Violin Competition in 2018. As a member of The BEAR Quartet in 2018 and 2019, Ellen was a first prize winner in the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Competition, the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians’ Competition, the ENKOR International Music Competition, and the St. Paul String Quartet Competition. With the BEAR Quartet this year, was featured on NPR’s From The Top (Show 367). Ellen has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, studying with Masao Kawasaki and playing in the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. This summer, she will attend the Center Stage Strings Accelerated Chamber program, studying with Danielle Belen. Besides violin, Ellen likes being with friends, watching Netflix, and snuggling with her dog Treble.

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37 I. Allegro non troppo – Moderato; H. Vieuxtemps, 13:04
Sonata No 2 in A minor, II Fuga; J.S. Bach, 7:29