Wednesday (3/13) on the Madison, Wisconsin arts and entertainment site 77 Square, Lindsay Christians writes, “When C. Andrew Dunlap was younger, in late junior high, he watched the Final Forte competition on television. Now, at 18, he’s preparing to be the violinist on the screen. Dunlap will perform on a program called ‘Final Forte: Wisconsin Young Artists Compete,’ broadcast live on television and radio Thursday, March 14. ‘To play with an orchestra like the Madison Symphony is a great honor,’ said Dunlap, a senior at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc. ‘It was always a competition I aspired to participate in.’ Dunlap will play one movement of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major at a concert in the Capitol Theater with three other finalists. The MSO has had a youth concerto competition since 1926; it was changed to Bolz Young Artist Competition with an endowment in 2006. … This season’s competition started with 38 student musicians from across the state. Once that number had been cut down to eight, DeMain helped choose the final four. The first place winner receives the Marian Bolz Prize for Distinguished Musical Achievement and $2,000.” The other soloists include pianist Christopher Eom, oboist Lauren McNeel, and harpist Chloé Tula.
Posted March 15, 2013