Young Concert Artists has announced six First Prize winners in its 2014 international auditions, selected from among eleven musicians participating in the finals held November 8 at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. The winners are Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt, 21; Korean cellist Sang-Eun Lee, 20; Korean violinist Soo Been Lee, 14; French cellist Edgar Moreau, 20; Chinese violist Ziyu Shen, 17; and Japanese flutist Seiya Ueno, 25. Each of the six will make debut appearances in three major cities next season through the Young Concert Artists Series—in New York, at the Terrace Theater of Washington’s Kennedy Center, and at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. They also join the roster of Young Concerts Artists, Inc., which provides three or more years of management services, concert engagements, promotion, and career development. Awarded Second Prize in the finals were Canadian violinist Kerson Leong, 17; Chinese violinist Zeyu Victor Li, 18; Chinese pianist Ka Jeng Wong, 23; and two strings quartets, Quatuor Zaïde and Quartet Berlin-Tokyo. The jury for the final auditions, chaired by YCA Director Susan Wadsworth, included violinists Lynn Chang and Ida Kavafian, pianists Jeffrey Swann and Ilana Vered, flutist Marya Martin, cellist Marcy Rosen, and conductor James Sinclair.
Posted November 14, 2014