Friday, July 17, 2020

Isabella Yuan | 3rd Prize | Violin | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Isabella Yuan, age 16, began her musical journey with the piano at age four and later picked up the violin at age six. She currently studies with Sam Fischer at the Colburn School. This past summer, Isabella attended the Interlochen Arts Camp on full scholarship, where she had the opportunity to perform with violinists Martin Chalifour, Dennis Kim, and Midori Goto as well as play in masterclasses by Midori Goto, the Pacifica String Quartet, and the Harlem String Quartet. She has won numerous honors and prizes at various violin and piano competitions, including the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert Competition, the American Protege International String Competition, the ENKOR International Music Competition, the American Fine Arts Festival, the Satori Strings International Competition, American String Teacher Association (ASTA) Competition, the MTAC VOCE Competition and the Southwestern Youth Music Festival (SYMF). As a soloist, she has performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York at age eleven and was invited to appear as a 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 of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, was concertmaster of Pacific Symphony Santiago String and her middle school orchestra, and was the principal of the second violins at 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 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.

Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 53 Movement I Allegro ma non troppo by Antonin Dvorak

Partita No. 2 in D minor, Mvmt. III Sarabanda by Johann Sebastian Bach