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The Dr. Carol Vasconcellos Youth Concerto Competition

Competition Winners

Dr. Carol Vasconcellos and the Brockton Symphony Board of Directors offer our sincere congratulations to all the young musicians who have participated in the Youth Concerto Competitions.

We are truly pleased and honored to recognize the talent and achievements of these truly exceptional young musicians:

2017

Co-winners


Michael Arumainayagam, cello
Talia Kee, violin
Huanyi Yang, trumpet
Arutiunian - Trumpet Concerto - Oct 2018

2016

First prize

Second prize

Alexander Goldberg, violin
Sarasate - Carmen Fantasy - Feb 2018
Emilya Gasparyan, violin
Haley Kwoun, cello

2015

First prize


Honorable mention


Haig Hovsepian, violin
Dane Jacobson, violin
Tchaikowsky - Violin Concerto in D Major - Oct 2016
Hayden Idson, cello
Tchaikowsky- Pezzo capriccioso - Mar 2017

2014

First prize
Second prize

Honorable mention

Austin Kwoun, violin
Andrew Byun, cello
William Wang, violin
Alexander Goldberg, violin

2013

First prize
Second prize

Honorable mention

Sammy Andonian, cello
Christine Hong, violin
Faye Yang, violin
Chloe Lee, violin

2012

First prize

Second prize


Honorable mention

Seho Young, piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Oct 2013
David Shin, cello
Bruch - Kol Nidrei - Nov 2014
Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 1 - Nov 2014
Keith Williams, cello
Faye Yang, violin

2011

First prize

Second prize


Miki Nagahara, violin
Bruch - Violin Concerto in G minor - Oct 2012
Aldís Elfarsdóttir, violin
Wieniawski - Polonaise Brilliante No. 1 - Feb 2013
Sarasate - Navarra, Spanish Dances for Two Violins - Feb 2013
Zlatomir Fung, cello
Haydn - Allegro Moderato from Cello Concerto No. 2 - March 2012

2010

First prize

Second prize



Honorable mention


Winston Huang, piano
Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Oct 2011
Leland Ko, cello
Lalo - Cello Concerto - May 2010
Enchi Chang, violin
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor - Feb 2012
Ilana Zaks, violin
Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin and Liebesfreud - Dec 2011


2009

First prize

Second prize

Honorable mention

Jaclyn Freshman, violin
Vivaldi - Four Seasons: Winter - Dec 2010
Noah Lewis, violin
Saint-Saens - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso - Dec 2011
Anna Larsen, piano