Elevating Talent: Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s “Celebrating Young Artists” Concert

Prepare to be enthralled as the Coeur d’Alene Symphony proudly presents the winners of the National Young Artist Competition in a concert that showcases the brilliance and promise of our young musicians. Join us for Celebrating Young Artists on March 16, 2024, at 7:30 pm at the Schuler Performing Arts Center, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, for an extraordinary evening of classical masterpieces.

Meet the Winners and the Timeless Compositions:

  • College Voice – Joseph Calzada:
    Joseph will enchant us with “Madamina” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni. This aria, a true jewel of Mozart’s repertoire, takes us on a journey through the witty and charming world of the iconic opera, displaying Joseph’s vocal finesse and dramatic storytelling.
  • Professional Voice – Jordan Lee Gilbert:
    Jordan will grace the stage with “Batti, Batti” from Don Giovanni, showcasing the emotional depth and vocal agility required for this captivating piece. Mozart’s timeless melodies will come to life through Jordan’s expressive interpretation.
  • Collegiate Piano – Claire Chiang:
    Claire will mesmerize with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 Mvmt 3. This concerto is a powerhouse of emotion and technical brilliance, and Claire’s performance promises to showcase the depth and nuance of Rachmaninoff’s genius.
  • College Winds/Brass – Ryan Youngho Cho:
    Ryan will delight the audience with the Reinecke Flute Concerto, Mvmt 1. This enchanting concerto for flute highlights the instrument’s lyrical capabilities, and Ryan’s performance will undoubtedly captivate with its expressive and virtuosic qualities.
  • High School Piano – Taiyo Oishi:
    Taiyo will present the powerful Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 in F# minor, Opus 1, Mvmt 1. This composition is a dynamic and emotive exploration of Rachmaninoff’s early genius, and Taiyo’s interpretation promises to be a display of technical prowess and emotional depth.
  • College Strings – Hannah Schafer:
    Hannah will captivate the audience with the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3, Mvmt 1. This concerto, known for its melodic richness and virtuosic demands, will be brought to life through Hannah’s skillful and expressive violin playing.
  • High School Instrumental – Hana Gottesman:
    Hana will take center stage with Mendelssohn Concerto, Mvmt 1. Mendelssohn’s concerto is a staple of the violin repertoire, and Hana’s performance will showcase her technical proficiency and musical maturity.

The Musical Tapestry Unveiled:

From the wit and charm of Mozart to the emotional depths of Rachmaninoff and the virtuosic demands of Mendelssohn, this concert promises to be a rich tapestry of musical experiences. Join us for an evening that celebrates the timeless beauty and boundless talent of our young artists.

Doors open at 6:15 pm, and the evening begins with “Dialogues with Danh” at 6:30 pm, providing a unique opportunity for the audience to delve into the world of music wellness before the main concert commences. Secure your tickets now for a night of inspiration and awe.


  1. Bill Givens on March 14, 2024 at 7:50 pm

    Rachmaninoff is so difficult and Taiyo Oishi is so brilliant at it. I am amazed at his talent.

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