New Concert Dates Announced – 2019 Frances Walton Winners

Diana Yusupov, cello

In September, audiences will have the chance to enjoy several more FREE concerts held in venues located in various parts of Washington State. The programs feature solo and ensemble competition winners of the 2019 Frances Walton Competition, sponsored by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. Bring the whole family and inspire your young, budding musicians!

Solo pianist Yukino Miyake and solo cellist Diana Yusupov will display the extraordinary musical skills that helped them win this prestigious competition in concerts that will take place in Raymond, Sekiu, and one more venue, TBA. They will be joined by collaborative pianist Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua.

Yukino Miyake, piano

2:00 P.M., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
Raymond Theatre
323 Third Street, Raymond, WA

7:45 P.M., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
Sekiu Center
42 Rice St., Sekiu, WA

Third concert TBA

Audiences will also have three opportunities to hear first-class chamber music by the 2019 ensemble winners, the virtuosic Golden Bear Trio, formed in 2018. The members are not only accomplished chamber musicians and soloists, but also fellow students at UC Berkeley. Their studies include music, molecular and cell biology, architecture, and statistics. The trio is coached by Leighton Fong.  Jolie Huang (piano) is working on BA degrees in science and music.  Billy Fang (violin) has a BA in math from Princeton and is working on a PhD in Statistics.  Emiel Cockx (cello) is from Leuven, Belgium, and studied Civil Engineering Architecture at KU Leuven. He is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Architecture.

Left to Right: Emiel Cockx (cello), Jolie Huang (piano), and Billy Fang (violin)

2:00 P.M., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
Englewood Christian Church
511 N. 44th Ave., Yakima, WA 98908

7:00 P.M. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Lake Chelan Lutheran Church
216 W. Nixon Ave., Chelan, WA

7:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
Performing Arts Center
20 South Cedar Street, Omak, WA

Three Chances to Attend Concert Featuring Frances Walton Competition Winners

Enjoy a FREE concert featuring two winners of the 2019 Frances Walton Competition sponsored by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. The concert will be repeated twice on September 8th, at 1 pm in Kenmore, WA, and at 7 pm in Kingston, WA. The Seattle concert will take place at noon on September 10th. Pianist, Minsun Kim and clarinetist, Ling Hang will display the extraordinary musical skills that helped them win the prestigious Frances Walton Competition. Collaborative pianist, Asta Vaicekonis will join Ling (Holly) Hang. Bring the whole family and inspire your young, budding musicians!

Minsun Kim, piano
Ling (Holly) Hang, clarinet
With Asta Vaicekonis, collaborative pianist

Holly Hang
Minsun Kim

Sunday, September 8th
1:00 PM
Church of the Redeemer
6211 NE 182nd St.
Kenmore, WA 98028

Sunday, September 8th
7:00 PM
Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Rd. NE
Kingston, WA 98346

Tuesday, September 10th
12:00 PM
Seattle Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

Announcing the 2019 Frances Walton Competition Winners

Solo Competition Winners

Ling Hang, clarinet
Diana Yusupov, cello with her collaborative pianist, Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua

Diana Yusupov, cello
Ling (Holly) Hang, clarinet
Minsun Kim, piano
Yukino Miyake, piano

Ensemble Competition Winners

Golden Bear Trio( Jolie Huang, piano, Billy Fang, violin and Emiel Cockx, cello)

Golden Bear Trio

Solo Competition Alternates

Cassie Lear, flute
Li Zhen Wu, piano

Ensemble Competition Alternates
Quartet Lyrique

Quartet Lyrique

View highlights from the 2018 Frances Walton Competition’s Puget Sound Tour

The ensemble winner from the 2018 Frances Walton Competition was the Zēlos Quartet, with Julian Salazar on soprano saxophone, Johnny Selmer on alto saxophone, Robin Lacey on tenor saxophone, and David Cortez on baritone saxophone.

The Zēlos Quartet toured the Puget Sound, making stops in Kenmore, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle. And, they made a great video documenting the trip, with snippets of the performances and a more “behind-the-scenes” look at life on tour. Congratulations to the Zēlos Quartet and the other winners of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition!

LMC’s 2018 Frances Walton Competition Winners to Present Free Concerts

LADIES MUSICAL CLUB OF SEATTLE TO SPONSOR CLASSICAL MUSIC TOURS IN EASTERN AND WESTERN WASHINGTON COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS

LMC’s 2018 Frances Walton Competition Solo Winners to Present Free Concerts

August 23, 2018 — Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) will present FREE public concerts in Eastern and Western Washington to showcase the musical talents of the winners from its recent 2018 Frances Walton Competition that was held in Seattle. Competition winners, ages 20-35 from all over the world, include Xiao Chen, piano; Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin; Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet; and Hannah Leffler, flute. The international artists will present six FREE classical music concerts plus school visits in communities that have limited access to live classical music. LMC has sponsored these popular, educational state tours since 1990.

EASTERN WASHINGTON TOUR

Steven Jay Lerman, guitar and Yibing Zhang, piano
2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Englewood Christian Church, 511 N 44th Ave, Yakima, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Lake Chelan Lutheran Church, 216 W. Nixon Ave., Chelan, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 South Cedar, Omak, WA 98841. Click for directions.

WESTERN WASHINGTON TOUR

Artem Kuznetsov, piano; Soren Hamm, saxophone; and Asta Vaicekonis, collaborative pianist
2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Raymond Theatre, 323 Third Street, Raymond, WA. Click for directions.
7:45 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Sekiu Center, 42 Rice St., Sekiu, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd., Everson, WA 98247. Click for directions.

PUGET SOUND TOUR

Zelos Saxophone Quartet
1:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Click for directions.
12:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Seattle Central Library – Microsoft Auditorium. Click for directions.

ARTISTS ON CLASSICAL KING FM 98.1

The Zelos Saxophone Quartet, winner of the ensemble division of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition will perform live and be interviewed by Sean MacLean on Northwest Focus Live on Classical KING FM, September 14 at 8pm.

LMC’s mission is to foster classical music through education, performance and awards. For more information on Ladies Musical Club’s free community concerts, programs in schools and the Frances Walton Competition, visit LMC’s website at www.lmcseattle.org; “Like” Ladies Musical Club of Seattle on Facebook; and follow LMC on Instagram.

All programs, artists and dates subject to change

Support for the Ladies Musical Club is provided by 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Media sponsorship is provided by Classical KING FM 98.1.