Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Uchannel TV Chamber | 2nd Prize | Chamber Music | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

 Jonathan Yuen

Fourteen-year-old percussionist and 9th grader who currently studies at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California and currently a percussionist at the California Youth Symphony.. He is currently studying with Anthony Cirone and Tammy Chen, also had pleasure to have private and master classes with some of the greatest marimba artists such as Gordon Stout, She-e Wu, Pei Ching Wu, WeiChen Lin, and Theodor Milkov.

Jonathan had won the 1st place of Young Artist at USIMC, also had been selected selected to perform at the Junior Bach Festival for the past two years as soloist and chamber group,

He also had a chamber group who had won the Grand award in 2019 at the National Young Artists Chamber Music and Ensemble Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

When not studying for school and music, I enjoy hiking, skiing, rafting, camping and travelling with the family.

David Hsieh

David is a happy 9th grade student at Valley Christian School lives in Cupertino California.

His passion with marimba starts when playing marimba chamber at age 8, since then he falls in love with the instrument.

David studies with Anthony Cirone and Tammy Chen and is blessed to have private and master classes with great marimba artists Gordon Stout, Weichen Lin, Felix Meyers, Theodor Milkov and She-e Wu.

He is the member of Cupertino Symphonic Band, Uchannel chamber music and played in the percussion section with San Jose Youth Symphony for Nutcracker in 2018.

He enjoyed playing for events through out the Bay Area.

David’s awards including

2017 USIMC Bach/ marimba/ first place

2018 Junior Bach marimba Chamber

2018 NLPA marimba chamber award/Merkin hall NYC winner concert

2019 NLPA young artist solo competition Gold award

Carnegie Hall winner concert

2020 Junior Bach marimba solo

Besides music, David enjoys

Chinese KungFu, track and field,

fishing, swimming, reading and movies.

Stanford Yu

Stanford’s musical spirit started on piano and broadened to violin and viola. 

Stanford currently studies piano with Daniel Cheng and has participated in master classes with tremendous pianists Dr. John Vaugh, Dr. Chih-Long Hu, and Dr. Ning 

An throughout the years. Stanford has won numerous piano awards since age eight. It includes 1st Place winner of Special Theme Bach Award in 2018 USIMC, 2nd Prize of 2019 New Star Piano Competition, and Gold Winner of 2020 NLPA, a Carnegie Hall performer. Besides piano solo, Stanford is fond of playing duo and trio with his friends. He was also a piano accompanist for marimba concerto in 2020 Jr. Bach Festival. 

Stanford believes that music is for everyone to appreciate in all kinds of types – solo, duet, chamber, quartet, band, orchestra, etc. He will continue doing it and performing the best for all.

Concerto for Two Violins and Piano in D minor, BWV 1043, MVT 1 - JS Bach, 3:45