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CSO National Young Artist Competition Sponsored by PepsiCo

 

                     

 

 

 

 
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the National Young Artist Competition this year!

 

We had over 140 extremely impressive applicants. Thirteen finalists will travel to Charleston SC, from April 9-11 to compete for cash prizes and a chance to perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in the Grand Prize Concert, at which the 2015 National Young Artist of the Year will be named. Congratulations to these young artists! 

 
2015 NYAC FINALISTS: 
Jessica Moss, soprano
Age 23, Cortland, NY
 
Natalie Rose Havens, mezzo-soprano 
Age 25, Pompano Beach, FL

Chary Williams, soprano
Age 24, Hinesville, GA

Eli Holmes, bassoon
Age 15, Vestal, NY

Elena Ariza, cello
Age 16, Cupertino, CA

Mairead Flory, cello
Age 15, Nokesville, VA

Yehun Jin, violin
Age 15, Korea, Philadelphia, PA

Derek Louie, cello
Age 16, New York, New York

Nathan Meltzer, violin
Age 14, New York, New York

Victoria Pan, violin
Age 18, Tega Cay, SC

William Chiang, piano
Age 18, Plano, TX

Madeleine Jansson, piano
Age 18, Greenwich, CT
 
Brian Le, piano
Age 16 Silver Spring, MD

ALTERNATE: 
Alexis Aime, Soprano
Age 22, Simpsonville, SC
 
ALTERNATE:
David Bender, cello
Age 17, Franklin, TN

ALTERNATE:
Sean Lim, violin
Age 15, McLean, VA
 

Timeline:

Monday, February 23, 2015: Twelve NYAC Finalists Announced

Thursday, April 9, 2015: Finalists perform in Charleston, SC

Saturday, April 11, 2015: Four Grand Prize finalists perform in a public concert with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

 
 

Prizes:

All Twelve NYAC Finalists:

$1,000 Brevard Tuition Scholarship

Four NYAC Grand Prize Finalists:

$1,000 Cash Prize 

$2,500 Brevard Tuition Scholarship

Grand Prize - National Young Artist of the Year:

$2,500 Cash Prize

$4,000 Brevard Tuition Scholarship

 
 

More Information:

Contact us at PepsiConyac@charlestonsymphony.org  or at (843) 723-7528 ext. 101 

More about PepsiCo: 

"PepsiCo is making a difference every day by investing in our communities. Whether it be as a proud sponsor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s National Young Artist Competition, or through our many other community initiatives, PepsiCo is committed to be being good steward of our planet’s resources and a good corporate citizen everywhere we operate, serve and live." - Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO  

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