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Cooper Jury Announces Concerto Round Results

July 24, 2013
Erich Burnett
The six recital finalists of the 2013 Cooper International Competition with Cooper director and jury chair Gregory Fulkerson
The six recital finalists of the 2013 Cooper International Competition—(l to r) Kyumin Park, Jieming Tang, Angela Wee, Gallia Kastner, Ming Liu, and Ching-Yi Wei—with Cooper director and jury chair Gregory Fulkerson. Photo credit: Will Roane

The competition has intensified on the Oberlin campus, where the field of participants in the 2013 Cooper International Competition has been narrowed from 24 to 6.

The top 10 young violinists performed in the Concerto Round on Tuesday, July 23, after which the jury determined those whose quest for first prize would continue. Advancing to Wednesday's Recital Finals are:

Gallia Kastner

Ming Liu

Kyumin Park

Jieming Tang

Angela Wee

William Ching-Yi Wei

Recital Finals will begin at 7 p.m. in Warner Concert Hall on Wednesday, July 24. The top three Recital Finalists will advance to the Concerto Finals on Friday, July 26, at Severance Hall. There, they will perform with The Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jahja Ling. On the line will be cash prizes totaling more than $20,000, as well as three full scholarships to attend the Oberlin Conservatory.

In addition, top performers not advancing to the Concerto Finals will take part in an Honors Concert in Warner Concert Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

The Recital Finals and Honors Concert are free and open to the public. Tickets for the July 26 Concerto Finals at Severance Hall start at $15 and are available at the Severance Hall Box Office or the Cleveland Orchestra website.

Can't be there? Listen live to the Recital Finals and Honors Concert by logging on to Listen Live!—the online home of Oberlin concert performances. Recital Finals (July 24) and Concerto Finals (July 26) will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM.

About the Cooper International Competition: Presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition is held each summer for musicians ages 13 to 18, and alternates annually between violin (2013) and piano (2014).

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