YCA / Korean Concert Society Prize

2017 | Nathan Lee, Piano

Performance Date: Apr. 29, 2018

At the age of 15, Nathan Lee’s budding career has already earned critical praise as well as standing ovations for performances of stunning musical maturity. Nathan won First Prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, also picking up fourteen performance prizes.

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2016 | Dasol Kim, Piano

Performance Date: Apr. 9, 2018

Korean pianist Dasol Kim brings “a refined artistry of incredible maturity” to his performances (North Germany Review). A sought-after soloist, he has appeared with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic in Seoul, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, and the Belgium National Orchestra.

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2015 | Sang-Eun Lee, Cello

Performance Date: Nov. 18, 2015

Cellist Sang-Eun Lee won the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and First Prize at the 2014 YCA Auditions in Seoul, Korea, and at 15, she won First Prize at the 2009 Johansen International Competition in Washington, D.C., Second Prize at the 2009 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the Young Musician Prize of the Emanuel Feuermann Competition in Berlin.

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2014 | Raphaël Sévère, Clarinet

Performance Date: Mar. 30, 2014

Discovered by the general public at the age of 12 on the radio (France Musique), Raphaël Sévère currently ranks as one of the most brilliant representatives of the French school of clarinet. Raphaël Sévère received a very early musical education: the piano, the violin and the cello. Aged 8, he took up the clarinet at the Conservatoire of Nantes while continuing studying the piano. A 14, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris with unanimous acclaim from the jury. He obtained in June 2013 the master’s degree with high honors.

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2013 | Ji, Piano

Performance Date: Dec. 3, 2013
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Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” 22-year-old Ji has a compelling musical presence and a career that began at the age of ten, when he was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition, resulting in a performance at Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Kurt Masur. He studied at the Music Preparatory Division of the Mannes College with Yuri Kim, and later at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College with Yoheved Kaplinsky. He is currently working with Choong-Mo Kang at The Juilliard School.

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