Saturday, July 15, 2023

Sakurako Ando | 3rd Prize | Violin | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Sakurako Ando, age 14, has been playing the violin since she was 6, and currently studies with Elbert Tsai. She has been a member of Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra for 6 years, in which she won its concerto competition three times, and played solo twice with its orchestra. She served as the concertmaster of the Moreland Middle School Symphonic Orchestra, and received a “Carol Walter Memorial Award” from the school district. In addition, she participated Music Institute at Tateuchi 2020, 2021 and 2022, and was invited to perform at All State Junior High Orchestra 2023, and Junior Bach Festival 2021 and 2023. When not playing violin, she enjoys reading fictions, playing tennis and dancing jazz.

1. (For 1st Round) Violin Sonata  No.1 in G minor,  BWV 1001: III  Siciliana, Bach (3:13)

2.Violin concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61, mvt 1, Saint Saƫns (9:11)