Meet the Finalists

WDAV’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition 2018 Finalists

Senior Division

AYA Trio

AYA Trio

Musicians (l-r): Angela Chan, Andres Sanchez and Ying Li

The AYA Trio was formed in 2013 at the Curtis Institute of Music.  The Trio, comprised of members Angela Chan, Andres Sanchez and Ying Li, has performed at several notable venues in the Philadelphia area and will participate in the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival this summer.

Belka Quartet

Belka Quartet

Musicians (l-r): Serena Hsu, Beatrice Hsieh, Daniel Blumhard and Charles Gleason

Cleveland-based Belka Quartet was established in Fall 2014 with members Beatrice Hsieh and Charles Gleason, violin, Serena Hsu, viola, and Daniel Blumhard, cello. As Spring 2018 Apprentice Quartet in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Intensive Quartet Seminar, the Quartet holds the Cleveland Chamber Music Society Young Artist Residency.

Junior Division

Bear Quartet

Bear Quartet

Musicians (l-r): Abby Smith, Ellen Hayashi, Rachel Call and Benson Marshall

The Bear Quartet is part of the Gifted Music School Conservatory in Salt Lake City. The quartet takes its name from an acronym of its member’s names: Benson Marshall, cello, Ellen Hayashi, violin; Abby Smith, viola; and Rachel Call, violin. In addition to performing at numerous community events, they recently were invited to perform for the Utah State Senate and in a masterclass for Laurie Smukler of the Juilliard School.

Quartet Callisto

Quartet Callisto

Musicians (top, l-r):  Adele Lee, Yonjoo Seo, Hannah Lin and Rowena Bakke

Chicago-based Quartet Callisto has become of laureates of the Discover National Chamber Music Competition and Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The group is comprised of violinists Hannah Lin and Adele Lee, violist Yonjoo Seo, and cellist Rowena Bakke. They participate in the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Chamber Music Program of Highwood, Illinois, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, Illinois.