Monday, July 15, 2019

Isabella Yuan | 3rd Prize | Violin | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Isabella Yuan, age 15, began her musical journey with piano at age 4 and later picked up the violin at age 6. She currently studies with Sam Fischer at the Colburn School. She has won numerous honors and prizes at various violin and piano competitions, including the 2018 international Music Competition “Rome Grand Prize Virtuoso Violin Solo 1st place. the American Protege International String Competition 2nd Place, the American Fine Arts Festival, the Satori Strings International Competition 1st place, American String Teacher Association (ASTA) Competition, the MTAC VOCE Competition and the Southwestern Youth Music Festival (SYMF). As a soloist, she has performed in New York City’s Carnegie Weill Recital Hall at age 11 and was invited to appear as soloist with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra in Moscow, Russia. In addition to performing as a soloist, Isabella is also an active orchestral and chamber musician. She is a member of the first violin in the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, was concertmaster of Pacific Symphony Santiago String and her middle school orchestra and Principal of second violin of Idyllwild Summer Chamber Festival. Isabella has been an active participant of Junior Chamber Music since 2014. Her JCM trio was selected as an honor group to participate and perform in JCM’s Prague, Vienna, and Budapest tour in 2018. The trio also won the 3rd place at ENKOR Int’l music competition and first prize at the 2018 Classical Alive National Young Artist Competition. Isabella has gotten the opportunity to share her musical talents and passions by serving her surrounding community as a board member of Koncerts for Kause, a student-run non-profit organization. In her free time, Isabella enjoys drawing, reading, travelling, playing with her dog Bella, and exploring other outside academic interests through her school, Stanford Online High School.

Concerto in E minor, Opus 64, Felix Mendelssohn, Time 7:17