Congratulations to the Winners!
2019 Lyra Youth Competition

3.2.19 | DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC | NYC

Junior Division

1st Prize Chelsie Lim

2nd Prize Olivia Yang

3rd Prize Oan Woo Park

 

Senior Division

1st Prize Lucas Amory

2nd Prize Serin Isabelle Park

3rd Prize Nagyeom Jang 

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Junior Division

1st Prize    Chelsie Lim , age 14, began her cello studies at age 8 and is currently studying with Clara Minhye Kim in the Pre-College division at The Juilliard School of Music. She is the first prize winner of numerous competitions, including the New York International Music Competition (2014) and the YWCA of Queens New York Music Competition (2015), among others. She was the winner of the Camerata Artists International Concerto Competition (2017), as well as the Bravura Philharmonic’s 10th annual Young Artists Concerto Competition (2018), both of which she was rewarded opportunities to perform with an orchestra. She was a finalist of the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Goldwasser Concerto Competition and received the 3rd prize. She was a semi-finalist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Astana, Kazakhstan (2017). Chelsie was a principal cellist of the Pre-College Symphony (2018), and was recently accepted into the Perlman Music Program for the summer of 2019.

1st Prize

Chelsie Lim, age 14, began her cello studies at age 8 and is currently studying with Clara Minhye Kim in the Pre-College division at The Juilliard School of Music. She is the first prize winner of numerous competitions, including the New York International Music Competition (2014) and the YWCA of Queens New York Music Competition (2015), among others. She was the winner of the Camerata Artists International Concerto Competition (2017), as well as the Bravura Philharmonic’s 10th annual Young Artists Concerto Competition (2018), both of which she was rewarded opportunities to perform with an orchestra. She was a finalist of the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Goldwasser Concerto Competition and received the 3rd prize. She was a semi-finalist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Astana, Kazakhstan (2017). Chelsie was a principal cellist of the Pre-College Symphony (2018), and was recently accepted into the Perlman Music Program for the summer of 2019.

2nd Prize    Olivia Yang , 14, has won several national and international awards and originally hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. She made her orchestral debut with the Charlotte Symphony as the winner of the Young Artist Symphony Guild Concerto Competition at age 12. Olivia was awarded first prize in the 2018 International Muse Competition as well as first place and Judge’s Distinction Award at the American Protege International Concerto Competition. She is the recipient of the Charlotte Area Foundation for Music and Art Award and first prize winner in multiple Piano Solo State NCFMC Scholarship Competitions. She has played in venues such as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Olivia currently studies with Dr. Bonnie Anderson and attends school at Phillips Academy Andover.

2nd Prize

Olivia Yang, 14, has won several national and international awards and originally hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. She made her orchestral debut with the Charlotte Symphony as the winner of the Young Artist Symphony Guild Concerto Competition at age 12. Olivia was awarded first prize in the 2018 International Muse Competition as well as first place and Judge’s Distinction Award at the American Protege International Concerto Competition. She is the recipient of the Charlotte Area Foundation for Music and Art Award and first prize winner in multiple Piano Solo State NCFMC Scholarship Competitions. She has played in venues such as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Olivia currently studies with Dr. Bonnie Anderson and attends school at Phillips Academy Andover.

3rd Prize   Born in New York City, 12-year-old  Oan Woo Park  began cello at age 3. He studies with Yari Bond, whom he first met while attending the Special Music School in Manhattan. Oan is a member of Trio Giocoso, coached by Laura Blustein, which appeared on NPR’s “From the Top” (2017). He has received honors from the VIVO International Music Competition, the New York Music Competition, the Brockton Symphony Youth Concerto Competition, and will soon make his orchestral debut with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. In his free time, Oan likes to play video games and relax with his hamster, Peanut.

3rd Prize

Born in New York City, 12-year-old Oan Woo Park began cello at age 3. He studies with Yari Bond, whom he first met while attending the Special Music School in Manhattan. Oan is a member of Trio Giocoso, coached by Laura Blustein, which appeared on NPR’s “From the Top” (2017). He has received honors from the VIVO International Music Competition, the New York Music Competition, the Brockton Symphony Youth Concerto Competition, and will soon make his orchestral debut with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. In his free time, Oan likes to play video games and relax with his hamster, Peanut.


Senior Division

1st Prize    Lucas Amory  started playing the piano at 4. A music-lover from an early age, the 8-year-old Lucas was published in the New York Times when he sent Anthony Tommasini his personal lists of the ten greatest composers and his ten favorite ones. Lucas attended the Kaufman Center's Special Music School from age 5 to age 11, where he studied piano with Irina Morozova and Igal Kesselman. Now a junior at Stuyvesant High School, Lucas is also enrolled at Juilliard's Pre-College program, where he is a student of Julian Martin. He has performed at the Y and in Weill Recital Hall, as prizewinners in the 2017 92nd St.Y Young Artists Concerto Competition and the Piano Teachers Congress Honors audition, respectively, and has performed in Alice Tully Hall twice. When he isn't practicing, Lucas enjoys conducting, chess, and bubble tea.

1st Prize

Lucas Amory started playing the piano at 4. A music-lover from an early age, the 8-year-old Lucas was published in the New York Times when he sent Anthony Tommasini his personal lists of the ten greatest composers and his ten favorite ones. Lucas attended the Kaufman Center's Special Music School from age 5 to age 11, where he studied piano with Irina Morozova and Igal Kesselman. Now a junior at Stuyvesant High School, Lucas is also enrolled at Juilliard's Pre-College program, where he is a student of Julian Martin. He has performed at the Y and in Weill Recital Hall, as prizewinners in the 2017 92nd St.Y Young Artists Concerto Competition and the Piano Teachers Congress Honors audition, respectively, and has performed in Alice Tully Hall twice. When he isn't practicing, Lucas enjoys conducting, chess, and bubble tea.

2nd Prize    Serin Isabelle Park  is a fifth year student at Juilliard Pre-college studying with Catherine Cho. Born in NYC, Serin began her violin studies at the age of five with Solim Shin. Serin has performed in prestigious halls throughout New York, Virginia, Philadelphia, Germany and Switzerland. Solo appearances include performances with Allentown Symphony Orchestra with conductor Diane Wittry, Orchestra of Camerata, and Concert Festival Orchestra. As winner of Juilliard Pre-college concerto competition, she performed as soloist with Precollege String Ensemble with conductor Radu Paponiu. She also had Masterclass with Ilya Gringolts in Geneva. Recipient of the United States President’s Award for Academic Excellence, Serin is 9th grader who enjoys reading in her free time.

2nd Prize

Serin Isabelle Park is a fifth year student at Juilliard Pre-college studying with Catherine Cho. Born in NYC, Serin began her violin studies at the age of five with Solim Shin. Serin has performed in prestigious halls throughout New York, Virginia, Philadelphia, Germany and Switzerland. Solo appearances include performances with Allentown Symphony Orchestra with conductor Diane Wittry, Orchestra of Camerata, and Concert Festival Orchestra. As winner of Juilliard Pre-college concerto competition, she performed as soloist with Precollege String Ensemble with conductor Radu Paponiu. She also had Masterclass with Ilya Gringolts in Geneva. Recipient of the United States President’s Award for Academic Excellence, Serin is 9th grader who enjoys reading in her free time.

3rd Prize    Nagyeom Jang , a 17 year old cellist originally from South Korea, studies with Minhye Clara Kim at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. In 2010, at 8 years of age, Nagyeom won the grand prize at Little Mozart Competition and was subsequently invited to perform at Mirabelle Palace in Salzburg, Austria with Salzburg Chamber Orchestra. Nagyeom performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and 2014, received the second prize award from Karl Davidoff Cello Competition in 2016, and won the special prize of the 9th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. Nagyeom also received first prize awards from New York Music Competition, International Grand Music Competition, and 2019 Bravura Philharmonic Competition. Nagyeom has performed at venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, Concert Hall in Seoul Arts Center, Morse Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, and Kumho Art Hall. Nagyeom has studied with Myung-Wha Chung and Hyung-Won Chang, and has participated in master classes with David Geringas, Arto Noras, and Kirill Rodinkt. Her summer teachers include Jian Wang, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Laurence Lesser, Luis Claret, and Vladmir Balshin. She had her Rising Stars recital in 2016 at Great Mountains Music Festival and School in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

3rd Prize

Nagyeom Jang, a 17 year old cellist originally from South Korea, studies with Minhye Clara Kim at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. In 2010, at 8 years of age, Nagyeom won the grand prize at Little Mozart Competition and was subsequently invited to perform at Mirabelle Palace in Salzburg, Austria with Salzburg Chamber Orchestra. Nagyeom performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and 2014, received the second prize award from Karl Davidoff Cello Competition in 2016, and won the special prize of the 9th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. Nagyeom also received first prize awards from New York Music Competition, International Grand Music Competition, and 2019 Bravura Philharmonic Competition. Nagyeom has performed at venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, Concert Hall in Seoul Arts Center, Morse Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, and Kumho Art Hall. Nagyeom has studied with Myung-Wha Chung and Hyung-Won Chang, and has participated in master classes with David Geringas, Arto Noras, and Kirill Rodinkt. Her summer teachers include Jian Wang, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Laurence Lesser, Luis Claret, and Vladmir Balshin. She had her Rising Stars recital in 2016 at Great Mountains Music Festival and School in Pyeongchang, South Korea.