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.