Barrett and Vivian on Arizona Family TV3’s Good Morning Arizona on March 24
Barrett Yueh, Flute
Bach: Sonata No. 1 in E Minor for Flute and Continuo, BWV 1034
I. Adagio ma non tropo
Hindemith: Sonate für Flöte und Klavier
I. Heiter bewegt
II. Sehr langsam
III. Sehr lebhaft – Marsch
Hüe: Fantasie pour flute et orchestra
Barrett Yueh, 16, studies flute with Viviana Cumplido Wilson and has been a member of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2014. Three-time recipient of the Paul Grimes Scholarship to the NAU Curry Summer Music Camp and among the handful of high school students selected to attend renowned flutist and teacher Jim Walker’s 2015Beyond the Master Class summer program, Barrett has won prizes at numerous competitions, including the Arizona Flute Society Competition, the Musicfest Young Musicians Solo Instrumental Competition, and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Young Musicians Concerto Competition. She has placed first in her region and in the top three of the Arizona All-State Orchestra and Band Festival each year she auditioned. This past summer, Barrett attended the orchestral training program at The Ingenium Academy in Winchester, England. She will attend the Philadelphia International Music Festival on a full scholarship this June.
A junior in Scottsdale Desert Mountain High School’s International Baccalaureate program, Barrett also studies piano and contributes actively as a writer and artist on the Internet as a contributor to The Academic and as a devoted fan of the television shows Doctor Who and Supernatural.
Vivian Zhao, Piano
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.110
I. Moderato cantabile molto expressivo
Chopin: Etude Op.25 No.12
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in D major Op.23 No.4
Chopin: Ballade No.1 Op.23
Shchedrin: Basso Ostinato
Vivian Zhao, 14, is a freshman at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona. She began piano at age 6 with Amy Yen, and currently studies with Fei Xu. Recently, she was accepted into the 2016 IIYM camp in Kansas, and studied under Michael Kirkendoll and Vladimir Valjarevic. She works hard to reach her personal goals like participating in more performances and having solo concerts. She won Honorable Mention in the 2015 Steinway Avanti Competition. She enjoys to play and listen to Chopin, Lizst, Rachmanioff, and late compositions of Beethoven. Lately, she has been trying out new composers like Ravel or Shchedrin to expand her knowledge in music and style. Vivian is excited to see what’s capable of her in the future of her piano career and how high school would be. Besides piano, she studied the string bass for two years, and is principal chair in her school orchestra.
Vivian enjoys tennis, does volunteer work in her free time for the Red Cross, and performs regularly at senior homes. She also likes to spend time playing with her cat.