Concerto Competition, Final Round

2023 NIU Philharmonic Concerto Competition 
Preliminary Round

Jury: Brian Dollinger, Alin Cernaianu, Mark Baldin 

1:00 pm Omar Tlatelpa Nieto - Trombone 

  • Ida Gotkovsky, Trombone Concerto, “Lyrique”  7:00’ 
    Rebecca Wu, Piano Accompaniment 

 

1:09 pm Christopher Mendez - Cello 

  • Samuel Barber, Cello Concerto Op. 22, Movement 1 Allegro moderato   12:30’ 
    Chang Xu, Piano Accompaniment 

 

1:23 pm Yu-Yu Chang - Bassoon 

  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Bassoon Concerto, Movement 2, Allegro molto    9:00’  
    Rebecca Wu, Piano Accompaniment 

 

1:34 pm Daniël Smith - Alto Saxophone  

  • Takashi Yoshimatsu, Cyber Bird Concerto, Movement 1 “Bird in Colors”      8:40’ 
    Elizabeth Vaughan, Piano Accompaniment 

 

1:47 pm Daniela Escobar Oyola - Violin 

  • Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1, Movement 1 Allegro moderato   10:00’ 
    Yuchen Lin, Piano Accompaniment 

 

1:59 pm Gianna Capobianco - Flute  

  • Jaques Ibert, Flute Concerto, Movement 1 and 2    12:00’ 
    Elizabeth Vaughan, Piano Accompaniment 

 

2:11 INTERMISSION 

 

2:25 pm Alexa Garza - Violin 

  • Samuel Barber, Violin Concerto Op.14, Movement 1, Allegro   10:00’  
    Sooka Wang, Piano Accompaniment 

 

2:37 pm Phoebe Shaughnessy - Double Bass  

  • Giovanni Bottesini, Double Bass Concerto no. 2, Movement 1   6:00’ 
    Wonseok Lee, Piano Accompaniment 

 

2:45 pm Hyounkyoung “Joy” Kim - Piano 

  • Edward Grieg, Piano Concerto Op. 16, Movement 1   10:00’ 
    Chang Xu, Piano Accompaniment 

 

2:57 pm Ranan Antonini - Violin 

  • W.A. Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5, Movement 1, Adagio – Allegro aperto   10:00’ 
    Shuai Zhang, Piano Accompaniment 

 

3:09 pm Emily Montelongo - Voice 

  • G.F. Handel, “O Had I Jubal’s Lyre” 
  • Gaetano Donizetti, Don Pasquale “Quel guardo, il cavaliere… So anch’io la virtu magica”  8:00’ 
    Chang Xu, Piano Accompaniment 

 

3:19 pm Brandon Rittenour - Cello 

  • Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto, Movement 1 Adagio, Moderato plus coda from Movement 4, Adagio, come prima    9:00’ 
    Wonseok Lee, Piano Accompaniment 

 

Jury deliberation 

 

Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances

Topic

Arts and Culture, Music and Concerts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Website

https://www.niu.edu/music/performance...

Cost

Free Admission

Department
School of Music
Contact Name

Tina Zemzemi

Contact Email or Phone

tzemzemi@niu.edu

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