Student Wins International & Regional Violin Competitions

Fox Chapel Area High School sophomore Chaehyun “Cuna” Kim recently won several international and regional competitions for her violin playing.

American Protégé International Concerto Competition – Cuna was selected as a first-place winner in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition 2018. Cuna will now perform a violin solo at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York on June 30. The contest was open to school students ages 13 to 18 from across the globe.

Great Composers Competition – Cuna was named a winner in the Great Composers Competition. She was named a first-place winner for the music of Germany & Austria and also won first place for the music of Mediterranean Europe. For the competition, Cuna sent in videos of herself playing the violin. The Great Composers Competition is a series of international music competitions for young instrumentalists, singers, and ensembles.

2018 Young Artists Auditions – Cuna was named a winner of the 2018 Young Artists Auditions sponsored by the Pittsburgh Concert Society. Cuna performed a violin solo, as well as with the Cygnus Quartet that included three of the other winners, during a concert on April 8. The concert was held at Kresge Recital Hall at Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, Cuna received an Anna and Benjamin Perlow Scholarship to help further her musical education. The Young Artists Auditions are sponsored by the Pittsburgh Concert Society and are open to instrumentalists under the age of 19 living within a 75-mile radius of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition – Cuna was named a winner in the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition. Cuna played her violin, along with three of the other winners, at the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra’s “Elements” concert on March 24 at Upper St. Clair High School.

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