Saturday, February 11, 2023

California Percussion Ensemble Quartet | 2nd Prize | Chamber Music | 8th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Jonathan Yuen
Fifteen-year-old percussionist and 10th 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 2021 PASIC High School Keyboard competition, and  Young Artist at USIMC, also had been 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 10th 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 San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra,  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
2021 PASIC High School Keyboard 2nd Places
Besides music, David enjoys
Chinese KungFu, track and field,
fishing, swimming, reading and movies.

Bowen Hu
Bowen Hu was born in the December of 2005 in Southern California. He is currently living in the Bay Area. Bowen Hu started learning percussion at the age of four. He has been with his current chamber group since 2016.
He really enjoys playing music with his friends. Together, they have won a Grand Award in 2019 and a Gold Award in 2018 at the National Young Artists Chamber Music and Ensemble Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Bowen is now in the Saint Francis High School Marching Band. He has been selected consecutively to the top bands in CASMEC for the past three years. He won first place in three different categories for both mallets and drums at the PAS Competition in the California Chapter in eighth grade. He also got selected to perform at the Junior Bach Festival for the past three years.
Other than music, he played in the San Jose Jr. Sharks Leagues for four years. Now, he is playing in the school’s varsity ice hockey team. Other hobbies that Bowen enjoys are badminton, swimming, and piano.

William Wang
Born in 2005, William Wang started playing music at the age of four at Umusic, an organization specializing in the education of the percussive arts. Since then, he has worked with several teachers in the Bay Area and tried several different instruments, including the cello and piano. At age nine, William began playing chamber music with a few other Umusic students. His current chamber group has been chosen to perform on several different occasions in the Junior Bach Festival, awarded the top prize for the National League of Performing Arts, and featured in various different charity concerts. William currently lives in the Bay Area along with his family. Besides music, William also enjoys playing video games, reading, and biking with his friends.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046, I. Allegro - JS Bach, 3:52

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major BWV 1050, JS Bach, 3:04