2012 Young Artist Recital Competition Award Winners

19 May
The Tacoma Philharmonic will honor the winners of the Beatrice Herrmann Young Artist Competition with a recital at Pacific Lutheran University’s Lagerquist Concert Hall at 7 pm on May 20. The winners represent three divisions: Junior Division (grades 7 through 9) Senior Division (grades 10 through 12) and Young Artist (up to age 24).
Now in its fifth year, the Beatrice Herrmann Young Artists Competition promotes excellence in musical performance, encourages young musicians in their pursuit of high artistic standards, and fosters a love for the performing arts in the community and throughout the Puget Sound region. Named to honor the memory of Beatrice Herrmann, a long-time supporter of the Tacoma Philharmonic, the Competition evaluates young musicians in three divisions:  Junior Division (grades 7-9), Senior Division (grades 10-12), and Young Artist Division (high school graduates up to age 24). The winning students were:

Junior Division:
First Place: Jenny Chung, Northshore Junior High, piano.
Second Place: Catherine Kok, The Bear Creek School, piano.

Senior Division:
First Place: Toni Liu McFall, Garfield High School, piano.
Second Place: Justin H. Kim, Auburn Riverside High School, cello.

Young Artist Division:
First Place: Chet Baughman, University of Puget Sound, saxophone.
Second Place: Grace Youn, University of Puget Sound, violin.


Jenny Chung, piano 
First Prize Winner, Junior Division

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32, No. 10
Nicolai Kapustin – Prelude in E-flat Minor, Op. 53, No. 14

Catherine Kok, piano
Second Prize Winner, Junior Division
Edvard Greig – In Ola Valley, In Ola Lake, Op. 66, No. 14
Richard Kapp – Preludes, Nos. 15 and 24

Grace Youn, violin
Second Prize Winner, Young Artist Division

J.S. Bach – Partita No. 2 in D Minor, (BWV 1004). III. Sarabanda, IV. Giga
Eugène Ysaÿe – Sonata No. 4, I. Allemanda, II. Sarabande, III. Finale


Chet Baughman, saxophone
First Prize Winner, Young Artist Division

Christian Lauba – Jungle
Alfred Desenclos – Cadence, Prelude, Finale
Merilyn Jacobson, piano

Justin Kim, cello
Second Prize Winner, Senior Division

J.S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 1, (BWV 1007). IV. Sarabande
Dmitri Shostakovich – Sonata in D Minor, II. Allegro
Brenda Miller, piano

Toni Liu McFall, piano
First Prize Winner, Senior Division

Henri Dutilleux – Choral et variations

The Beatrice Hermann Competition is a program of the Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment, managed by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. The endowment covers the costs of the student awards, but other significant costs to manage the competition are not endowment supported. We ask patrons to contribute what they can at the door to help us cover those expenses.  Thank you for your help.


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