Saturday, July 15, 2023

Sydney Li-Jenkins | 2nd Prize | Violin | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Sydney began playing violin when she was 3 with Heather Powell. She currently studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Elbert Tsai. Sydney has won numerous awards in various competitions including Pacific Music Society (2021, 2023), Korean-American Music Supporter’s Association (2022, 2023), Marin Music Chest (2021, 2022) including the Robert Greenwood Award for Outstanding Performance, Junior Bach Festival (2022, 2023), International Youth Music Competition (Absolute Winner, Artist of the Year 2022), and being selected as a finalist at the Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Competition (2023). Sydney is the Co-Concertmaster of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has performed in master classes for acclaimed violinists and pedagogues Danielle Belen, Jessie Montgomery, and Simone Porter. Sydney is a 7th grader at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. Besides music, she enjoys expressing herself creatively in other art media including singing, dancing, acting, and drawing. 

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28, Camille Saint-Saens, 9 minutes

Three Vision: II. Summerland, William Grant Still, 4 minutes