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  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Announces Winners of the Inaugural Young Artists Competition
  • Mar. 28, 2011
  • Sponsored by Fidelity Investments

    Two Winners to Perform with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Private Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    LOS ANGELES—March 28, 2011 — The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced the winners of the inaugural Young Artists Competition, generously sponsored by Fidelity Investments. The March 26 competition was held on stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with violinist Jessie Chen and cellist Edvard Pogossian winning an opportunity to perform with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and conductor Thomas Wilkins. The Young Artists Finale concert, a private event, will take place on June 9, 2011 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    The Young Artists Competition is open to all public high school students in Los Angeles County. Applications for the 2012 Young Artists Competition will be accepted in Fall 2011.

    For the 2011 Young Artists Competition, seven violinists and six cellists in grades 9 through 12 competed in a preliminary round where they were asked to perform an unaccompanied classical selection of their choice. In the final round, three violinists performed the final movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, and three cellists performed the Saint-Saëns Allegro Appassionato for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 43. The two winners will perform works by Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns at the June 9 Young Artists Finale concert.

    A panel of LA Phil musicians served as judges for the competition, including violinists Mark Kashper, Mitchell Newman, and Bing Wang; and cellists Jason Lippman, Gloria Lum, and Daniel Rothmuller.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    LA Phil Education

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s education programs annually reach over 100,000 school children, teachers, families, young musicians and concert-goers through concerts, participatory music programs in schools, workshops and events at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and various locations in Los Angeles. Inspired by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel’s leadership, the LA Phil aspires to provide educational opportunities to the largest possible audience through partnerships with local schools, organizations, and communities. The Los Angeles Philharmonic believes in the profound and transforming experience of living music. We are committed to creating innovative music education programs which provide teachers, students, families and the community throughout the greater Los Angeles area access to the world’s finest musicians and creative programming.

    Fidelity Investments

    Fidelity Investments has a long-standing commitment to arts and culture, including its sponsorship of many of the nation’s leading symphonies and community arts organizations. For many years, Fidelity Investments has proudly partnered with some of the most renowned symphony orchestras – including the Los Angeles Philharmonic – to support arts education in public schools. Students have been provided with new instruments, professional coaching, and performance opportunities, including performances on professional stages with symphony musicians. Arts education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of young people and provides opportunities to teach unique skills that extend beyond the classroom. Since 2006, Fidelity Investments has supported more than 27,000 students in 171 schools in 44 cities across the United States. To learn more, visit

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