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|Duxbury Music Festival solo competition winners announced|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 29 July 2009 10:48|
South Shore Conservatory announces the winners of the 2009 Duxbury Music Festival Solo Competition, which was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ellison Center for the Arts. Dasol Jeong, violin, first prize; Si Yuan Li, piano, second prize; Laurent Rohrbasser, piano, third prize.
Dasol Jeong won first prize, performing Sarasateâ€™s Introduction and Tarantella and a Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Second Prize winner Si Yuan Li performed Chopinâ€™s â€œEtude, Op. 25, No. 6,â€ â€œScriabinâ€™s Etude in C# Minor, Op. 45, No. 5,â€ and Debussyâ€™s â€œEtude pour les arpeges.â€ The third prize winner, Laurent Rohrbasser, performed â€œSpring Fireâ€ and â€œDream Imagesâ€ from George Crumbâ€™s â€œMakrokosmos.â€ Judges for the solo competition were David Hagan, piano, Rane Moore, clarinet, and Greg Newton, bassoon.
Dasol, Si Yuan and Laurent will perform at the Duxbury Music Festival Winnersâ€™ Concert Friday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., at the Ellison Center for the Arts. Also performing will be the winners of the Festivalâ€™s upcoming Chamber Competition, which will be adjudicated by Steven Karidoyanes, Conductor of the Plymouth Philharmonic, Jessi Rosinski, flute, and Constantine Finehouse, piano.
The concert will also feature the premiere of a composition by Vartan Aghababian, especially commissioned by South Shore Conservatory for this yearâ€™s Duxbury Music Festival. Entitled â€œSwiss Variations,â€ the piece features all of the instruments included in this yearâ€™s festival: voice, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello and piano, with text by Emily Dickinson. Aghababian, who recently completed his doctoral studies in composition at Boston University, teaches music theory and composition at the Conservatory.
Winnersâ€™ Concert ticket holders are invited to a champagne reception following the concert at the home of Judy and Bill Gagnon, to celebrate the conclusion of this yearâ€™s Duxbury Music Festival. The Winnersâ€™ Concert is sponsored by Bingham McCutchen.
Tickets for the Winnersâ€™ Concert are available at www.duxburymusicfestival.org or 781-749-7565 ext.14, and at the South Shore Conservatory Duxbury office.
The final two student recitals feature students performing solo and chamber works on Wednesday, July 29, and two-piano compositions in a special â€œTea for Twoâ€ piano recital on Thursday, July 30. Both of these free recitals are at 4:30 p.m., at the Ellison Center for the Arts.
The Duxbury Music Festival is a program of South Shore Conservatory, a non-profit organization which provides quality education in the arts for all ages, abilities and interests. Visit www.sscmusic.org for information about South Shore Conservatory programs.