Concerto Aria Competition 2022

Justinn Lu, Saxophone

Runner Ups
Georgia White, Clarinet
Timothy Kan, Piano

Recording Prizes
Patrick Shannon, Viola
Jae Young Kim, Flute
Olivia Fedorow-Yemm, Voice
Maja Majstorovic Eather, Percussion

Finalists and Repertoire 2022

Anna Gao
Piano Concerto by Grieg

Zhihan Jiang
Third Piano Concerto by Beethoven

Timothy Kan
Piano Concerto by Ginastera

Olivia Fedorow-Yemm
Shéhérazade for voice and orchestra by Ravel

Justinn Lu*
Cyberbird Concerto for Saxophone by Yoshimatsu

Jae Young Kim
Flute Concerto by Khachaturian

Georgia White
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra by Nielsen

Yuanzhe (Alex) Liu
Concerto No.1 for Violoncello and Orchestra by Shostakovich

Patrick Shannon
Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra by Martinu

Nicholas Miceli
Violin Concerto by Sibelius

Yosiah Oshiro
Concerto for Violoncello by Dvorak

Jessica Gilham
Trombone Concerto by Tomasi

Stefan Grant
Horn Concerto No. 1 by Strauss

Maximilian Rudd
Suite para violão de sete cordas e orquestra (Guitar Concerto) by Carrilho

Glavier Aldana Noriega
Harp Concerto by Handel

Maja Majstorovic Eather
Marimba Concerto by Šuklar

* Winner of the 2022 Concerto-Aria Competition

Near the end of each academic year, students across the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music are invited to compete for the opportunity to perform in the following year as a soloist with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the University of Melbourne Wind Symphony, or one of the other Conservatorium ensembles. In 2022 sixteen students were selected for the Final Round based on nominations and preliminary rounds conducted in each performance area. The finalists represent all concert repertoire areas in the Conservatorium, competing with arias for voice and concertos for piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, horn, guitar, harp and percussion.

In 2022, the final round was on 29 and 30 September in Hanson Dyer Hall. This event was kindly supported by the Harold Fabrikant Trust and the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Yarra, who generously provided a grant to cover accompaniment expenses for all finalists. Apart from the winners of the concerto performance opportunity, additional recording prizes were awarded at the discretion of the Adjudication Panel, which included internationally renowned pianist Caroline Almonte, and Head of Orchestral Studies Associate Professor Richard Davis.

Thank you for your interest in our competition, and above all, in the commitment and brilliance of our students.

Previous Winners

Brian Luo - Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto - 2021 Joint Winner

Nathan Sinclair - Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra - 2021 Joint Winner

Jackie Wong - Korngold's Violin Concerto - 2020 Joint Winner

Caleb Wong - Dvorak's Cello Concerto - 2020 Joint Winner

Hannah Shin - Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 - 2019 Winner

Hannah Shin - Piano Recital - 2019 Winner

Christopher Wong - Britten's Piano Concerto - 2018 Winner

Heather Fletcher - Elgar's Sea Pictures - 2017 Winner

Kevin Chow - Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 - 2016 Winner