The 2022 Frances Walton Competition winners have been announced!

The Small Ensemble Winner is Tallā Rouge, viola duo.

The Solo Winners are Seattle’s own Caitlin Kelley, violin, and Jichen Zhang, saxophone.

A huge congratulations to the 2022 Winners and to the enormously-talented 2022 Finals Cohort!

2022 FWC Winners with Frances Walton
2022 Winners (from left): soloists Jichen Zhang and Caitlin Kelley, and (right) viola duo Tallā Rouge’s Lauren Spaulding and Aria Cheregosha. In the middle are Frances Walton, the competition’s namesake and founder, and Lynn Muehleisen, the program’s chair.

2022 Winners’ Concert:

The 2022 FWC Finals were held on Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 5:30pm, in Seattle’s University District, at University Congregational United Church of Christ, with a Winners’ Announcement Ceremony at 6:30pm. Sunday, June 5th at 2pm was when the Winners’ Concert was held. All events are free and open to the public.

Solo Finalists:

   Saturday Audition Time
Ayoun Kim, Cello 3:50pm
Bensen Kwan, Marimba 3:25pm
Chase Miller, Clarinet 2:50pm
Caitlin Kelley, Violin 11:40am
Ho Yin Li, French horn 2:00pm
HyeYeon Kim, Piano 10:40am
Jichen Zhang, Saxophone 2:25pm
Keika Mori, Piano 9:50am
Lauren Nichols, Flute 12:30pm
Lyndon Ji, Piano 9:25am
Mark Covey, Bass-baritone 11:15am
Michael Vascones, Guitar 10:15am
William Lum, Euphonium 12:05pm
Yi-Yang Chen, Piano

Small Ensemble Finalists:

    Saturday Audition Time
Høyde Quartet (String Quartet) Owen Cromwell, Grace Alexander, Louis Dhoore, Henry Paton 4:40pm
Soma Quartet (Saxophone Quartet) David Bayard, Paul Lorenz, Sean Bradley, Ting Hua Liang 5:05pm
Tallā Rouge (Viola Duo) Aria Cheregosha, Lauren Spaulding 4:15pm

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2022 FWC Program

FWC Poster with Finals Information