Leah Deobald awarded 1st Place in the BSO’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Announces Leah Deobald
As 1st Place Winner of the BSO’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 1st Place Winner of the BSO’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition – Leah Deobald, piano, age 15 from Shoreline, who performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37, 1st movement. Leah is a student of Professor Duane Hulbert who is known for his Grammy Nomination for recordings of Glazunov piano works. As a top prize winner, Leah has appeared in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Weil Recital Hall in NYC, Benaroya Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle, Pavlovsk Palace near St. Petersburg in Russia, Thayer Hall in Colburn Conservatory, and John Perry Music Academy Concert in Southern California. She has frequently performed in Classical King FM radio, NW Focus Live hosted by Sean MacLean. Last year, she enjoyed performing Liszt Totentanz with Conductor Evin Lambert during the 23rd Orchestral Recital Series in Tacoma, WA.

Adrian Steele, violin, was awarded 2nd Place for his performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, 1st movement, and Kyran Adams, piano, was awarded 3rd Place for his performance of Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Music Director Wesley Schulz congratulates all participants in the BSO’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition, saying, “It takes hundreds of hours, and months of dedication, stamina, and endurance to prepare for and participate in a competition such as ours.”

As 1st Place Winner of the BSO’s annual competition, Ms. Deobald will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37, 1st movement with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on June 3 & 5. The BSO’s spring concert will also feature the Washington state premiere of Dreamtime Ancestors by Christopher Theofanidis – one of the most performed composers of the twenty-first century, as well as one of Antonín Dvořák’s most-beloved and uplifting symphonies – Symphony No. 8 in G major.

Join us for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s winter concerts on February 20 and 21, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. A pre-concert chat is offered on Sunday, November 15 at 2:15 p.m. Tickets, $19 for adults, and $16 for seniors, students, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to its Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra sponsors Fletcher Bay Foundation and San Carlos Restaurant. Each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult thanks to the  BSO’s “Youth in Music Initiative” funded by Wicklund Dental. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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