Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Nicole Fang | 1st Prize | Strings | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Nicole Fang is a tenth grade student in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Richard Montgomery High School, Maryland. She began playing cello when she was eight years old and is currently a student with Laurien Laufman. Recently, she has received the top scholarship award from Washington Performing Arts. In 2018, she performed as a soloist with the National Chamber Ensemble and the Landon Symphonette as a finalist in the Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award and the Young Artist’s String Competition. In the summer of 2019, Nicole attended the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at the Kennedy Center on a full scholarship, as one of 63 young musicians selected nationwide. Nicole has been part of Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras for five years, performing as principal for three years. She is the cellist of Trio Bellavoce. Her trio won the first prizes of 2019 MSMTA String Plus Competition and Misbin Memorial Chamber Competition. Most recently, her trio was invited to compete in the live rounds of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition held in South Bend, Indiana. Nicole is also the founder of Trio DNA and a part of UNSTRUNG, a small professional chamber ensemble. She has received master classes with Robert Cohen, David Hardy, Mark Evans, the Doric String Quartet, and Grammy winner Zuill Bailey. Nicole’s love for the arts has not only spurred her to become a devoted cellist, but also an innovative dancer and painter; she is also a passionate writer for her school’s newspaper, actively speaking out her mind on prevailing issues.

Khachaturian Cello Concerto in E minor, Aram Khachaturian, 7:29