Saturday, July 15, 2023

Joshua Cisneros | 3rd Prize | Violin | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Violinist Joshua Cisneros, 17, is a home-schooled junior. He started playing violin at the age of 5 and has been the Concertmaster of the Peninsula Youth Orchestra for the last 2 years. He currently studies with Elbert Tsai. He won Grand Place at the Silicon Valley Music Competition, and 2nd places at the USOMC Senior division, Peninsula Symphony Competition, and the KAMSA competition in 2023. In previous years, Joshua has won 1st place at the International Youth Music Competition, USOMC, and Silicon Valley Competition in 2022. He also received awards from the Junior Bach Festival, and ENKOR, among others. Joshua performed the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 with the Peninsula Youth Orchestra as their competition winner in March, and with the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra in February 2023. He most  recently attended Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 2022, and has received masterclasses from Midori, Richard Lin, Vadim Gluzman, and the late Jorja Fleezanis. Joshua actively performed in two charity concerts in 2022. He is also a co-Regional Director in the Back to Bach program with the Pueri Quartet, inspiring the younger generation to value classical music. Most of all, he enjoys gratefully sharing music at his church. Joshua will be attending the Center Stage String program in summer 2023. Joshua has been a part of the Pueri String Quartet in the Young Chamber Musicians program since 2021. The Pueri Quartet held a charity concert for the Turkey/Syria earthquake victims on March 19, 2023. 

Violin Concerto No.1, 1st movement, Sergei Prokofiev, 9:44