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OR-ASTA Solo Competition RESULTS
Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Portland State University

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The final round of the 3rd biennial Oregon-ASTA Solo Competition was held Sunday, November 6, at Portland State University. It was an inspiring day of wonderful performances by students from around the state. This year we had 33 applicants in the Preliminary Round from 17 studios.
The Senior Division, ages 16-22, performed in the morning, and the Junior Division, ages 15 and under, followed. Thanks to our generous sponsors. -- Kennedy Violins, Kerr Violin Shop, Schuback Violin Shop, Mark Moreland Violin Shop, and Holst Violins--we were able to give a total of $1600 in prize money!
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Senior Division Winners

1st Place ($500)

Noah Carr, Violin

Student of Tomas Cotik
Saint-Saëns Concerto in B minor Op.61 Mvt 1

2nd Place ($300)
Sarah Wu, Violin

Student of Paloma Griffin Hebert
Vaughan Williams - Lark Ascending

3rd Place ($200)
Ryan Jun, Violin

Student of Carol Sindell
Wieniawski Concerto in D minor, Op. 22 Mvt 1
Junior Division Winners

1st Place ($300)

Katie Liu, Violin

Student of Hae-Jin Kim
Saint-Saens Concerto in B minor Op. 61, Mvt. 3

2nd Place ($200)
Kristen Kim, Cello

Student of Hyun-Jin Kim
Popper Polonaise de concert Op. 14

3rd Place ($100)
Andrew Lee, Violin

Student of Hae-Jin Kim
Wieniawski Concerto in D minor, Op. 22 Mvt. 1
Other Senior Finalists: Hanu Hahm - violin (Carol Sindell), Erica Yang - violin (Clarisse Atcherson), Ellie Kim - violin (Carol Sindell), Esme Peters - violin (Hal Grossman), Isabel Pinney - violin (Hal Grossman), Nicolas Oncken - violin (Kara Eubanks)

Other Junior Finalists: Jason Han - cello (Marilyn de Oliveira), Kaylee Nah - violin (Hae-Jin Kim), Emily Seo - cello (Hamilton Cheifetz), Sabine Voelker - viola (Lillian Manis), Ellie Liu - cello (Hyun-Jin Kim), Abigail Lee - violin (Hae-Jin Kim), Jacob Park - cello (Valdine Mishkin), Annie Rhew - cello (Hyun-Jin Kim)


From the Solo Competition Chairs
Our distinguished judges were Hal Grossman, Angelika Furtwangler, Katherine Schultz for the Junior Division. For the Senior Division, we had Emily Cole, Kenji Bunch, and Marilyn de Oliveira. Many thanks to our sponsors: Kennedy Violins, Kerr Violin Shop, Schuback Violin Shop, Mark Moreland Violin Shop, Holst Violins. We are so grateful for their generosity.

Congratulations to all!  The next solo competition will be Fall of 2024.


Lily Burton and Paloma Griffin Hebert


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05.06.2023 - Ben Hong master class in Bend









10/08/21 and 10/09/2021: 2021 OrASTA Biennial Conference


08/16/2021 - ORASTA Fall Board Meeting

06/07/2021 - Newsletter: The Chorda June 2021

04/00/2021 - Master Classes (online): Feldenkrais for Musicians (Colin Pip Dixon); Passport to Bach Series (Tomas Cotik, Valdine Mishkin, Arnaud Ghillebaert)

05/11/2021 - ORASTA General Meeting and Honor Recital

03/28/2021 - "Colleagues (in Cubes) with Cocktails" - virtual event

01/31/2021 - "Colleagues (in Cubes) with Cocktails" - virtual event

01/10/2021 - ORASTA Winter Board Meeting

07/19/2020 - ORASTA Fall Board Meeting

04/05/2020 - ORASTA Honors Recital and General Meeting

02/13/2020 - Master Class with the Calder Quartet at the High Desert Chamber Music Festival (Bend, OR)

10/05/2019 - 3rd Biennial State Conference with Mr. Simon Fischer and Friends

05/04/2019 - ASTACAP 2019

04/08/2019 - ORASTA Need-Based Scholarship Deadline

03/18/2019 - 2019 ORASTA Scholarship

02/13/2019 - Double Bass Master Class with Joseph Conyers, Assistant Principal Bass, The Philadelphia Orchestra

02/11/2019 - Violin Master Class with Michelle Kim, New York Philharmonic Assistant Concertmaster

02/07/2019 - ORASTA Honors Recital and General Meeting

11/18/2018 - ORASTA 2018 Solo Competition Winners

11/16/2018 - ORASTA 2018 Solo Competition

10/17/2018 - 2018 ASTA of Oregon Solo Competition

05/05/2018 - ASTACAP 2018​

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