The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is giving local high school musicians a wider platform with its Young Artist Competition.
The top three musicians from the fifth annual Young Artist Competition will perform as soloists with the DSO and will also receive a cash award.
Each student winner will perform at the DSO on March 21. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
This year’s first place winner was Kate Kim, a 16-year-old junior at Walton High School in Marietta.
Kim started playing the violin at the age of eight. She performs in the ASO youth orchestra and studies with world-renowned violinist Nadir Hashimov. At the March 21 concert, Kim will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, 1st part.
Runner-up Jihoon Kim, 18, attends Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwannee. He started playing the cello in the eighth grade. Studying with ASO cellist Daniel Laufer. On March 21, he will perform Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, 4th movement.
Third place was the same: Emma Burnswart has been playing the harp since she was eight years old. She won several competitions and studied with Nella Riegel, principal harpist of the Atlanta Ballet. Burnsworth will perform the 1st movement, Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in B flat major, published for the first time. 4 No. 6 by Georg Friedrich Handel.
Chloe Park, a sophomore at Walton High School studying with DSO flutist Lisa Mahoney, will perform one movement of Franz Doppler’s “Honroise Pastoral Fantasy.”
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College Cole Auditorium is located on the Clarkston campus at 3735 Memorial College Avenue in Clarkston. For tickets or more information, call 678-891-3565 or Click here.