2022 Young Artist Competition Winners

The Leonard D. Wood Division is named in memory of a long-time music director of the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra and is for those competitors 18 years of age and younger.  Awards are a First prize of $500, a Second prize of $350, and a Third prize of $150.

The 2022 Young Artist Competition was conducted with live auditions in both divisions on May 14th and the prize winners of the Wood Division  are:

1st Place:  AYAAN AHMAD, age 15, Violin ($500)

2nd Place:  AUSTIN JACOBSON, age 18, Cello ($350)

3rd Place:  ISAAC LAING, age 18, Cello ($150)

The Peter Tannenwald Division is named in memory of one the Young Artist Competition's foremost supporters. Awards are a First prize of $1000 and a solo appearance with either the Philharmonic Orchestra or the Chorale during the following concert season, and Second and Third Prizes of $650 and $350 respectively.

The Penelope Davis Hart Honorable Mentions ($100) are awarded at the discretion of the judges.

 The Tannenwald Division prize winners are:

1st Place:  ELENA ARIZA, Cello (Performance Award with $1000)

2nd Place:  XULEI ZHAO, Mezzo-Soprano ($650)

3rd Place:  CHAZ SONODA, Clarinet ($350)

Honorable Mentions: LESLIE ASHWORTH, Viola; ROI KARNI, Clarinet; SOO JI LEE, Piano