Friday, July 16, 2021

Jayden Yeung | 2nd Prize | Violin | 8th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Jayden Yeung is a sixteen-year-old Sophomore from Irvine, California. He started his violin studies at the age of 8. Jayden has won numerous competitions locally and internationally. He was the first-place winner at the Music Teacher Association of California VOCE State Finals competition, Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the American String Teachers Association violin solo competition, Pelican International Music Competition, Hong Kong Open Piano Competition, American Protégé Romantic Music Competition, American Fine Arts Festival, MTAC Scholarship Competition, and the Great Composers International Music Competition. He is the first prize winner of the 2021 MTAC Scholarship Competition and won numerous MTAC music festivals.  In 2018, he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York as the gold medalist of the AADGT International Young Gifted Musicians Festival and as the first prize winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards International Music Competition. In 2021, he was awarded MTAC Certificate of Merit Panel Honor Award.  He received second prize at the ENKOR International Music Competition for Violin and Chamber Music competitions. He was named the Artist of the Year by the Great Composers International Music Competition in 2018 and 2020. Jayden has participated in masterclasses with Augustin Hadelich, Paul Huang, Richard O’Neill, Philippe Graffin and Peter Zazofsky. In 2015-2016, he served as the concertmaster of the Irvine Unified School District Honors Orchestra. Jayden joined the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS) in 2016, and served as the concertmaster in 2017-19. He performed as a featured soloist at the PSSS concerts for three consecutive years and was awarded the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Conductor’s Award in 2019. He has been a member of the PSSS Quartet, Pacific Symphony Youth Quartet and the Pacific Symphony Youth Octet. He is an active member of the Chamber Music | OC Pre-College Program. His past teachers include Henryk Liao and Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky.  He is currently studying violin under the tutelage of Sam Fischer at the Colburn School of Music.

Violin Concerto No. 5 A minor 1st Movement, Henri Vieuxtemps, 8:39

Sonata No. 8 G Major 1st Movement, Ludwig van Beethoven, 4:37