Chicago’s Chinese Fine Arts Society presents the winners of the 28th Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius in concert. Program highlights include pieces from the music festival’s Chinese repertoire and “Romance of Hsia and Ch’in” for cello and piano by Chen Yi. The concert will take place on December 2 at 3 pm in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street. Admission is free.
The Music Festival in Honor of Confucius introduces participants to the rich heritage of Chinese music through competitions and scholarships. Every fall, hundreds of young musicians perform Chinese music selected from the required repertoire, as well as a western piece of their choosing, for a panel of judges. The top scoring performers in each age category play in the annual Winners Concert at prestigious Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center. Alumni of this popular program have gone on to attend music conservatories, and many have developed successful professional music careers.
2012 First Place Winners: Jack Boettcher, cello; Derek Chung, piano; Kimiko Darcy, piano; Kai Dizon, cello; Vivian Jin, piano; Masha Lakisova, violin; Sophia Li, piano; Christi Park, violin; Linda Wang, violin; Hannah White, violin; Yerin Yang, piano; Josiah Yoo, cello; Ganev-Kaler Duo.