2020 Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition Winners Announced

Posted on October 08, 2020

During this unprecedented year, Eugene Symphony decided to move its Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition online for the first time. A record-number of submissions were received, with a total of 42 submissions from across the state – 25 musicians competing in the Junior Division and 17 musicians in the Senior Division. Participants were invited to submit a video performance which was reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of: Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director & Conductor; Ian Kerr, Principal Timpani; Jonathan Kuhns-Obana, Horn; Keith Wymer, Principal Bass; and Kristen Halay, Principal Flute.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition!


1st Prize ($1,000) - Gabe Reed, piano
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1

2nd Prize ($500) - Joan Tay, piano
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

Honorable Mention - Jessica Dodge, saxophone
Paule Maurice: Tableaux de Provence

Honorable Mention - Victoria Calderone-Moreira, piccolo
Lowell Liebermann: Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra

Honorable Mention - Annabel MacDonald, flute
Carl Nielsen: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra


1st Prize ($500) - Michael Gu, piano
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10

2nd Prize ($250) - Allison Parker, violin
Tommaso Vitali: Chaconne in G minor

Honorable Mention - Nate Strothkamp, violin
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 in D minor (Ballade) for solo violin

Honorable Mention - Hailey Kang, cello
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Read about the 2020 Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition winners online here.

(Pictured above (clockwise top left): Michael Gu, Jessica Dodge, Hailey Kang, Allison Parker, Gabe Reed, Annabel MacDonald, Victoria Calderone-Moreira, Nate Strothkamp, Joan Tay)