CONGRATULATIONS PYS MEMBER WINNERS OF THE AZ FLUTE SOCIETY COMPETITION!!
Senior Division – 1st place : HeeWon Park
Senior Division – 3rd place : Alicia Wu
Honorable Mention : Seoyoon Kim
CONGRATULATIONS PYS MUSICFEST WINNERS!
Solo Orchestral Instrument Winners – Div I
1st place : Jonathan Pak, cello
2nd place : Kimberly Schneider, violin
3rd place : Leo Kubota, cello
Solo Orchestral Instrument Winners – Div II
3rd place (tie) : Emilia Yoon, violin
3rd place (tie) : Barrett Yueh, flute
Solo Orchestral Instrument Winners – Div III
1st place : Tamachi Goodson, cello
2nd place (tie) : Kathleen Wu, flute
Chamber Ensemble Winners – Div IV
1st place : La Familia Flauta Trio
Supriya Weiss, flute
Kathleen Wu, flute
Barrett Yueh, flute
2nd Place : Perfect 4th Quartet
Robert Bui, cello
3rd Place : Quintessential Quartet
Rina Kubota, violin
Leo Kubota, cello
Honorable Mention : Arizona Sunshine Trio
Jonathan Pak, cello
Piano Competition Winners – Div II
Honarable Mention : Supriya Weiss
Music Memory 2017 will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at North Phoenix Baptist Church. Teachers : click here to reserve a space for your class!
The rules for the Young Musicians Competition and Scholarship Auditions are currently being revised for 2017. The new repertoire list is now updated and available here.
Congratulations to Youth Symphony trumpet player, Viveca Lawrie. She will be soloing with MusicaNova Chamber Ensemble on Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 pm at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church (3421 N. Hayden Road). Come and hear her perform Handel’s Overture to Atalanta for Trumpet and Strings. Admission is free. Viveca was also selected as a semi-finalist in the High School Division of the National Trumpet Competition. The competition will be held this March at the Schwob School of Music in Columbus, GA. Good luck, Viveca!
Congratulations to all of the 2016 Young Musicians’ Competition Scholarship Winners. Congratulations to Bobae Johnson (violin) – Grand Prize Winner and Tamachi Goodson (cello) – Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner. They will be performing their concertos with The Phoenix Symphony at the Side-by-Side Concert on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. CLICK HERE for the complete list of scholarship winners.
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Youth Symphony concertmaster, Bobae Johnson, was selected to perform with the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” tour on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Comerica Theatre. As an aperitif to the holiday classic, she will accompany a Moscow Ballet soloist dancing “The Dying Swan,” from Saint-Saëns’ “The Carnival of the Animals.”
The appearance is part of the tour’s “Musical Wunderkind” program highlighting young talents in the cities it visits. Congratulations, Bobae!
Brass players from all PYS ensembles are invited to perform the National Anthem at the Phoenix Suns v. Utah Jazz game on Saturday, February 6, 2016. If you are interested in attending, you may purchase discounted tickets.
Congrats to Desert Vista High School – 1st place in the Division I Arizona State Marching Championships: Jordan Gotwalt, Jonathan Lee, Nori Matsushita, and Michael Kang
Congrats to the following students who placed in the ASTA State Solo Competition:
Mitchel Wang, 3rd place – Junior Category
Jonathan Pak, Honorable Mention Junior Category
Chase Lee, 1st place – Senior Category
2014 Germany Tour
June 9-18, 2014
Musicians from Youth Symphony, Symphonette and Symphonic Winds toured and performed in East Germany. Click Here to see pictures from the trip!