Saturday, February 17, 2024

Nolan Woo | 3rd Prize | Strings | 9th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

 Nolan Woo is currently a sophomore at Saratoga High School. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Kyeong Hwa Kim, he started playing the cello when he was 7 years old. Nolan is a member of the CPYO Senior Orchestra, the Saratoga Symphony Orchestra, and the 2023 California All-State HS Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, he was awarded Grand Prize in the Silicon Valley Music Competition and has also received First Place in competitions such as the American Fine Arts Festival Concerto Competition, the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition, the US Open Music Competition, the US International Music Competition, and the CPYO Concerto Competition. In 2022, he performed at Carnegie Hall, and, in 2023, he soloed with CPYO. Furthermore, he attended the ENCORE Summer Academy as a member of the Senior Camerata and studied with esteemed pedagogues, such as Hans Jørgen Jensen, Brannon Cho, and Dmitry Kouzov.

Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor (1st movement), Édouard Lalo, 12 minutes and 28 seconds,