College Concerto Competition
Congratulations to violist Kayleigh Miller for winning the RCO’s 24th annual College Concerto Competition, which was held on Sunday, November 25, 2012. She performed Penderecki’s Viola Concerto with guest conductor Victor Yampolsky and the RCO at our January 26 and 27, 2013 concerts.
Second prize in the Competition went to pianist Tian Li, and third prize to flutist Christina McHugh.
Our thanks to The Bretzlaff Foundation; to judges Natsuki Fukasawa, Svend Rønning, and Jerry Kracht; to accompanist Andrea Lenz; to our competitors Tian Li, Christina McHugh, Carmella Cao, Jef Derderian, Jenna Bauer, Paran Amirinazari, and Kayleigh Miller; and to everyone else who made the Competition possible.
The College Concerto Competition, and the RCO concerts at which the Competition winner performs, are made possible by a generous grant from The Bretzlaff Foundation.
For over twenty years the Reno Chamber Orchestra has presented the College Concerto Competition, the only competition of its kind in the state of Nevada. The participants, who must either attend a Nevada college or be a Nevada resident attending college out of state, compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to appear as soloist with the RCO in one of its regular season concerts. Competitors will receive detailed written comments on their performance from the distinguished panel of judges. Past Competition participants have gone on to significant careers as soloists, orchestral musicians, and teachers.