Young artists win La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Competition

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus announced the winners of its 51st annual Young Artists Competition, held Jan. 29 at UCSD. Thirty contestants, ages 14-28, from San Diego and Baja California competed for eight cash prizes in vocal and instrumental categories.

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus salutes its competition victors!

Horn player Nicolee Kuester, 23, of La Jolla was awarded first place in the instrumental category. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, she studies music at UCSD on a full-tuition graduate fellowship. She is a member of the music ensemble Palimpsest, and joined the LJS&C’s horn section.

First-place vocal prize went to 24-year-old soprano Jessica Aszodi of La Jolla, a graduate student in music at UCSD and transplant from Australia where she has performed as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, and Victorian Opera.

First-place winners receive an award of $1,500 each and a chance to perform as soloist with the LJS&C on a future concert season. In total, $6,500 in cash prizes was awarded to the eight winners:

Instrumental Category: Second place Curt Miller, clarinet, 23, of La Jolla; third Ayaka Ozaki, marimba, 23, of San Diego;

Most promising Won-Ji Lee, cello, 16, of Poway. Vocal Category:

Second place Michael Blinco, baritone, 24; Third Elisa Jordan, soprano, 21, both of San Diego; Most promising Kylena Parks, soprano, 19, of Lakeside.

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