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Usha KAPOOR

U.S.A

  • date of birth: 31st of December 1993

  • studied in Arizona with the concertmaster of the Phoenix Symphony, Steven Moeckel and ASU violin faculty Dr. Katie McLin, obtained her Bachelor of Music Degree and Artist Diploma from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music with Prof. Robert Lipsett

  • she debuted as a soloist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra under Kei Harada and has performed with the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, the Culver City Chamber Orchestra, and the Culver City Symphony Orchestra

  • served as concertmaster of the Culver City Chamber Orchestra, the Aspen Philharmonic and co-concertmaster of the Colburn Orchestra and collaborated with musicians such as James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Neville Marriner, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Robert Spano

Prizes: First Prize at the Schmidbauer Young Artists International Competition; Winner of the Edith Knox Peninsula Symphony Competition, the Parness Concerto Competition and the Phoenix Symphony Concerto Competition

Program:

First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major K. 218

Paganini Caprice no. 18

Second Round

Beethoven Sonata no. 4 in A minor op. 23

EnescuMénétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata for Solo Violin no. 4 in E minor op. 27

Semifinal

Strauss Sonata in E flat major op. 18

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in F minor op. 6

Ravel Tzigane

Final

Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor op. 63