The 9 finalists have today been announced for the 2016 Astral Artists national auditions, in Philadelphia, USA - including VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi.
The 9 finalists are:
- Violinist, VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi
- Pianist, Congcong Chai
- Pianist, Ching-Yun Hu
- Violinist, Katie Hyun
- Pianist, Natalia Kazaryan
- Harpist, Emily Levin
- Pianist, Zhenni Li
- The Rolston String Quartet
- Pianist, Alexei Tartakovsky
This year’s winners will join the esteemed Astral Artists Management roster - for customized career development mentorship, marketing, performance opportunities and community engagement experience.
“We invest in the rare musician who possesses unmatched skill, imagination and entrepreneurial drive,” agency founder and president, Vera Wilson has told The Violin Channel.
The 9 finalists have been selected by an independent panel of industry leading musicians, agents and presenters and will now progress to a final interview round to be held in September.
Previous Austral Artists winners include: violinists Judith Ingolfsson and Soovin Kim - and VC ‘Artists’ Nikki Chooi and Benjamin Beilman.