ymcc

2020 marked the 51st Young Musicians Concerto Competition (YMCC) for the Hamden Symphony Orchestra. Each year, the Hamden Symphony Orchestra has organized the YMCC to give talented students the opportunity to perform a solo work with the orchestra. To be eligible the student must reside, attend school and/or study with a teacher in Connecticut, and have not yet graduated from high school.

Decisions regarding the next YMCC will be made in conjunction with developments that enable the Orchestra to rehearse and perform in person indoors. 

Congratulations to our 2020 YMCC Winners:

Parker Schultz, Alto Saxophone
Daniel Wang, Viola
Sammy Wetstein, Cello
 
List of Recent Previous Winners:
 
2019
Matthew Hill, Violin
Jeannette Kim, Piano
Jiakang Su, Piano

2018
Zoe Lonsinger, Violin
Maggie Slap, Cello
Jiaqi Su, Piano

2017 
Nathan Chapeton, Accordian
Riku Korenaga, Violin
Xiaomin Ou, Piano
Julian Shively, Cello

2016
Sophie Baum, Violin
Kayla Bryan, Violin
Gilbert Tsui, Piano

2015
Shira Bedford, Cello
Sara Scanlon, Cello
Mark Xu, Violin
 
2014
Miriam Gerber, Violin
Richard Li, Piano
Vincent Pistritto, Clarinet

2013
Gwendolyn Howard,
Violin
Christine Liu, Viola
Wendy Zhan, Piano

2012
Daniel Giebisch, Cello
Michelle Li, Piano
Joan Rhee, Violin

2011
Leslie Brunker, Piano
Lloyd Chen, Violin
Jasper Han, Piano

2010
Eric Jiang, Piano
Jerry Joo, Cello
Lindsay Thompson, Violin

2009
John King, Piano

Kerry Takahashi, Cello
Audrey Zhang, Piano

2008
Jonathan Chang, Piano
Lorenzo Kleine,  Clarinet

Jenny Liu, Violin

2007
Jennifer Ge, Piano
Katherine Scahill, Violin
Yuqui Zhang, Piano

2006
Ariel Fein, Flute
Naomi Weiss-Goldman, Piano
Fiona Wood, Violin

2005
Katharina Jackson, Piano
Pengtao Teng, Violin
Annie Wiswell, Violin

2004
David DeAngelis, Piano
Kate McDermott, Piano
Matt Mouradian, Violin

2003
Josh Chen, Cello
Charles Nathanson, Violin
Su-Xiao Yang, Violin