Andrew Wang wins the 2018 NYCC

Andrew Wang wins the 2018 NYCC

16 year old NSW violinist Andrew Wang has been awarded 1st prize in the 43rd National Youth Concerto Competition for his brilliant performance of the challenging Glazunov Violin Concerto. Congratulations also goes to the two finalists, 14 year old VIC violinist Grace Wu who performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and 14 year old NSW violinist Alicia Poon, who opened the concert with Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto.

The three finalists performed at the Old Museum Building, accompanied by the Queensland Youth Symphony, conducted by John Curro AM MBE. Joining the orchestra were the three 2018 NYCC Recitalists - violinists Chae Eun Oh (16, QLD), Lili Stephens (16, QLD) and double bassist Sebastian Pini (17, NSW).

During the NYCC Finals week, the recitalists and finalists performed 20 minute programs and participated in Q&A sessions with school students and audiences across Brisbane. Thank you to Brisbane Boys College, John Paul College, Mansfield SHS, Stuartholme School and Radio 4MBS Classic FM for hosting these recitals and pianist Kathy Sander for performing alongside the musicians.

Thank you to our preliminary judges David Deacon, Matthew Farrell & Alan Smith, our Finals Concert Judges Graeme Jennings & Jann Keir-Haantera as well as the Honourable Trevor Evans MP who presented the awards.

Please click here to view the review of the NYCC Finals concert written by Joanne Cooper