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