Young Artists Concert
Kathleen Wu, Flute
HaeJu Choi, Collaborative Piano
Hear Kathleen’s Program
Telemann: Fantasie No. 7 in D Major, TWV 40:8
Mozart: Concerto No. 1 in G Major, I. Allegro maestoso
Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34, III. Romance: Andantino
Ibert: Flute Concerto, I. Allegro
Kathleen Wu, age 17, is a senior at BASIS Scottsdale. She has been playing the flute for eight years and studies with Mr. Brian Gordon, associate principal flautist of the Phoenix Symphony. She was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Phoenix Youth Symphony’s Young Musicians’ Competition, and as a result, made her solo debut with the Phoenix Symphony. She is currently a member of the Phoenix Youth Symphony’s Youth Orchestra.
Recently she was awarded a full scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp and played Principal Flute in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, receiving the Fine Arts Award for the 2015 summer season. In addition, she was a finalist in the National Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition, and performed at this year’s annual convention in Washington, D.C.
Katrina Jia, piano
Hear Katrina’s Program
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F Major
Wagner: Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor
Katrina Jia is a 14 year old ninth-grader at Hamilton High in Chandler, Arizona. A 2014-15 season soloist with MusicaNova Orchestra, she began piano studies with Fei Xu at age 5. Katrina has received numerous awards and recognition, including winning the the World Piano Pedagogy Conference’s Most Wanted Piano Competition at age 8. At age 11, she won the National First Prize of the 2012 Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Competition in New York, along with the Outstanding Chopin Performance award from the Chopin Foundation of The United States. Her other achievements include winning first prize in the Arizona Youth Piano Competition and the Arizona Young Artist Piano Competition. Katrina was also a semifinalist in the International Institute for Young Musicians’ International Piano Competition. Besides piano, Katrina is a member of the Rio Salado swim team, and enjoys drawing and reading.