Saturday, February 17, 2024

Andrew Hwang | 2nd Prize | Strings | 9th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Andrew Hwang, 16, is a junior at Henry M. Gunn High School, and a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and of the Young Chamber Musicians. He currently studies with Adam Smyla, and his previous teachers are Dimitri Murrath, Sujung Seok, and Minji Kim. 

Andrew is a 2024 YoungArts winner, 1st place winner of the 2023 Charleston International Music Competition, and of the 2023 Vivo International Music competition. He has also won the Best Bach prize from the 2022 Norcal Viola Young Violist Competition, awards from 2021 Houston International Music Competition, 2021 United States International Music Competition, 1st place from the 2021 KAMSA Competition, and Grand Prize from the 2021 Silicon Valley Music Competition. 

Andrew has participated in the 2022 and 2023 Junior Bach Festivals, and has spent his summers in the 2021 Heifetz PEG, 2022 Music@Menlo, and in the 2023 Bowdoin Music Festival. He is also a member of the Back to Bach Project, and is a leader of the Nahnoom Benefit Concerts.

Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major VI. Gigue, J. S. Bach, 3:13

Suite 1919 I. Lento, Ernest Bloch, 11:19