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Kent Blossom Music Festival welcomes over 40 young artists for 50th anniversary season

Soon, students will start arriving from around the world for the the Kent Blossom Music Festival's 50th anniversary season. Running 5 weeks, July 1 - Aug. 5, the faculty of the festival includes members of The Cleveland Orchestra, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and guest artists. Students will work weekly with these faculty members in private lessons, chamber music coaching and orchestra classes. They will also have several opportunities to perform, with regular appearances on the free Student Concert Series and a side-by-side performance with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. More information about the student concerts can be found here

This year the Kent Blossom Music Festival is welcoming a diverse groups of young artists with students coming from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Colombia and the United States. They also represent some of the finest conservatories and colleges in the world. See below for a complete list of the 2018 participants. 

FLUTE

Eric Leise
University of North Texas-College of Music 
Corinth, Texas

Vincenzo Volpe
University of Toronto-Faculty of Music 
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

OBOE

Paul Chinen
University of Miami-Frost School of Music 
Miami, Florida

Virginia Kao
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, California

William Stevens
University of California-Los Angeles-Herb Albpert School of Music 
Lakewood, California

CLARINET

Meghan Colbert*
Roosevelt University Conservatory 
Berea, Ohio

Gregory Hamilton
University of Georgia-Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Watkinsville, Georgia

Dustin Lin
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Nashville, Tennesse

BASSOON

Keegan Hockett
University of Miami-Frost School of Music 
West Des Moines, Iowa

Jamael Smith
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Lynnwood, Washington

Ryan Yamashiro
Cleveland Institute of Music
Chino Hills, California

HORN

Ava Conway
Eastman School of Music
Palos Verdes Estates, California

Rebecca McGown
Case Western University
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Nathan Peebles
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

PIANO

Evan Hines*
University of Michigan-School of Music, Theatre and Dance 
Sugarland, Texas

Celina Kobetitsch
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Woodridge, Illinois

Hikari Nakamura
University of Michigan-School of Music, Theatre and Dance 
Japan

YeeJin Yuk
Rice University-Shepard School of Music 
Ghent, New York

VIOLIN

Paula Castaneda
Kent State University-Hugh A. Glauser School of Music 
Colombia

Nathaniel Humphrey*
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

Wei-Ni Hung
Manhattan School of Music
Taiwan

Yi Jing
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
China

Tzu-Ming Kuo
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
Taiwan

Wing Yan Kwok
Manhattan School of Music
Hong Kong

Abigail McLaughlin
Cleveland State University
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Yuzhe Qiu
New England Conservatory of Music
China

Mitchell Reilly
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
Kansas City, Missouri

Lik Hang Wu
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
Hong Kong

Yu-Ru Wu
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory 
Taiwan

Jie Zhang
Hoschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, Germany
China

VIOLA

Olivia Espericueta
Cleveland Institute of Music
Tempe, Arizona

En-Ting Hsu*
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
Taiwan

Hui-Yi Kao
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
Taiwan

Jack Kehrli
Cleveland Institute of Music
Kirkland, Washington

Yee Ling Elaine Ng*
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory 
Hong Kong

Jacquelyn O’Brien*
Cleveland Institute of Music
Schenectady, New York

CELLO

Katarina Davies
Cleveland Institute of Music
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Wei-An Hung*
Cleveland Institute of Music
Taiwan

Hari Parkash Khalsa
Cleveland Institute of Music
Broomfield, Colorado

Jessica Lee
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
San Antonio, Texas

Cherry Leung
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
Hong Kong

Viviana Pinzón
Kent State University-Hugh A. Glauser School of Music 
Colombia

BASS

Martin Lazo*
Southern Methodist University-Meadows School of Music
Carrollton, Texas

 

 

POSTED: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 3:48pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:19pm