Honolulu Teen Wins Scholarship atInternational Music Competitors

Yxing Guo, winner of partial scholarship to PIMF’s intensive classical music coaching program

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The celebrated Philadelphia Worldwide Music Competition awarded over $20,000 in scholarships and efficiency alternatives to 10 younger musicians who took the highest spots in PIMF’s semi-annual On-line Concerto Competitors.

Honolulu Tenth-grader Yxing Guo gained a partial scholarship to PIMF’s intensive classical music coaching program this summer season after taking Third Place in her division. The 15-year-old violinist is homeschooled, and has been learning violin for the reason that age of three.


She is Second Violin within the Hawaii Youth Symphony.

Yxing competed with Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, First Motion. “I’ve all the time preferred this concerto for the reason that first time I listened to it as a little bit woman,” she defined. “It’s very emotional and filled with power on the identical time.”

Yxing additionally performs piano, and already has plans to proceed her musical journey by school as a double main.

Musicians in three age teams from 6 to 19 years of age submitted movies for PIMF’s competitors.

“It was fairly actually an outpouring of expertise to our Winter 2022 Digital Concerto Competitors from everywhere in the world!” says PIMF President Sandy Marcucci, “Some 200 younger musicians provided us their video performances, and the talent and creative ranges had been merely dazzling.”

Adjudicator Marc Rovetti, Assistant Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, agrees.

“Selecting the winners was not a simple activity, and that’s a terrific factor!” he mentioned. “I used to be so happy by how critically everybody took this competitors and loved listening to younger musicians at such a excessive stage.”

Different adjudicators embrace John Koen, Cello, The Philadelphia Orchestra; and Yu Xi Wang, Director of Keyboard Research at Curtis Institute of Music.

The Spring Digital Concerto Competitors is accepting entries by April 30, 2023 and is a part of a bunch of on-line packages by PIMF, which will probably be providing each LIVE and digital coaching packages and summer season camps starting in June.

ABOUT The Philadelphia Worldwide Music Competition:
The Philadelphia Worldwide Music Competition (PIMF) is a resident summer season music program directed by Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin of The Philadelphia Orchestra, providing pupil musicians from world wide the distinctive alternative of spending as much as 4 weeks immersed in music training and efficiency coaching with members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra.

For extra info on PIMF, go to philadelphiamusicfestival.org, name (856) 875-6816, “like” the Philadelphia Worldwide Music Camp & Competition on Fb, observe @pimfmusiccamp on Instagram and Twitter, and go to the Philadelphia Worldwide Music Competition YouTube Channel for efficiency movies from earlier competition seasons.