Rochester's Young Artists
January 13, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Clara Xu, piano
Emily Deng, piano
Elijah Schouten, clarinet
Hannah Reinschmidt, violin
Tristan Vinzons, viola
Nick Scheel, cello
Horacio Nuguid, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)- Sonata in C Major for One Piano, Four Hands, K 521
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) - Étude in A Minor (Winter Wind), Op. 25, No. 11
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) - Sicilienne and Rigaudon in the Style of Francoeur
Eugene Bozza (1905-1991) – Claribel
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor, Op. 38
II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K 498
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)/Ernest Guiraud (1837-1892) - Danse Macabre for One Piano, Four Hands, Op. 40
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) - Concert Étude in Db Major (Waldesrauschen)
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (arranged for piano quartet by Geoff Wilcken)
Sponsors: Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), Mayo Clinic
The program will highlight the outstanding artistry of selected high school students in Rochester. These fantastic young artists will join forces together for an evening of beautiful chamber music!
Clara Xu is a 14 year old sophomore at Mayo High School. She began studying piano at the age of four, taking lessons from Mrs. Rosanna Nuguid for nine years. Clara is currently a student of Dr. Horacio Nuguid, with whom she has studied for the past four years. Clara has performed in several piano festivals, such as the Young Artist World Piano Festival, Dorian Keyboard Festival and the Bunny Just Piano Festival. She has also placed in several piano competitions statewide, such as first in the 2016 MMTA Junior Young Artist competition and second in the junior division of the 2017 Rochester Music Guild competition. Additionally, she was honorable mention in the 2017 MTNA junior piano division and MMTF Mozart Piano Concerto Competition. Clara has also been a soloist with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jere Lantz, performing in Playing with the Pros in 2016. Besides piano, Clara enjoys ballet and is on the Mayo Science Olympiad team.
Emily Deng is a sophomore at Mayo High School. She has studied piano for eight years, the last six with Mrs. Nuguid and Dr. Nuguid. Last year, Emily won first place in the MMTA Junior Young Artist Contest and performed a solo in the 2017 MMTA Honors Concert at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Her other most recent musical accomplishment is placing first in the 2017 Rochester Music Guild Scholarship Competition in the junior piano division. She also was a semi-finalist for the 2017 Outstanding Youth in Arts Ardee Award. Emily has participated in several piano festivals including the Dorian Keyboard Festival, the Bunny Just Piano Festival and the Young Artists World Piano Festival. In addition to playing piano, Emily is a former captain of the Mayo Girls JV Soccer team and is on the Mayo High School debate team.
Elijah Schouten has been playing clarinet and participating in youth orchestras for seven years. He has taken private lessons for five years, the last three studying with Scott Anderson, professor of clarinet at Saint Olaf College. Elijah attended Lutheran Summer Music Festival for two years, the second year winning the concerto competition. Last summer he attended Lift Clarinet Academy (Colorado State University), Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Camp, and Brevard (North Carolina) Summer Institute. He has won the SEMYO concerto competition, the Rochester Music Guild Camp Scholarship (2016), and placed third in the RMG senior winds division. Elijah is involved in both the Minnesota and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony orchestras in the Twin Cities. He is a senior at Mayo High School and hopes to attend college, study music, and create a career playing clarinet.
Violinist Hannah Reinschmidt began her studies at the age of four. She is a senior at John Marshall High School where she won the Orchestra Excellence in Performance award twice, and was principal violinist in the pit orchestra for Theatre JM. She has participated in SEMYO for four years and was co-concertmaster of the Concert Orchestra last season. Through SEMYO, Hannah auditioned for and was chosen to play the third movement of Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with world renowned violinist, Midori. She has played in MNSOTA Mid-Level Honors Orchestra (2012) and MMEA All State Orchestra (2016-2017, 2017-2018). She earned Best in Site through the MSHSL Solo and Ensemble festival (2016 and 2017). She has also performed in many small ensembles and chamber groups. Hannah has attended summer music camps at Baldwin Wallace University and St. Olaf College; she has held the position of concertmaster in both orchestras. She won first place in the Rochester Music Guild Scholarship Competition - first in the Junior Strings Division (2015) and most recently, the Senior Strings Division (2017). Her primary teachers include Heidi Sawyer and James Buchan. Hannah plans to attend music school and major in violin performance.
Tristan Vinzons, viola, is a senior at John Marshall High School. He is principal violist of the JM honors orchestra and has won the orchestra award in the past. He was selected as a violist in the 84th Big Nine Music Festival Select Orchestra; it was hosted by John Marshall in April 2016 and conducted by Mark Russell Smith. He performs with the concert orchestra of SEMYO and was a viola alternate for the MMEA All State Orchestra. He also received a superior rating at the MSHSL Solo and Ensemble Contests. His teachers are Dr. Sarah Rusin and Dr. Rares Giurgiu. Tristan enjoys playing piano, guitar and ukulele for fun.
Nick Scheel, cello, began lessons at age six and studies with Anna Clift and Kathe Järke. He has participated in SEMYO, Minnesota Youth Symphonies, Artaria Chamber Music School, and has attended numerous summer camps, including Interlochen, Stringwood, Sid & Mary Foulger International Music Festival, and Cello an American Experience. Nick competed in several competitions including SEMYO Philharmonic String Competition (2012), Rochester Music Guild Junior Division – first place (2013), Mary West Solo Competition – honorable mention (2014), Thursday Musical Junior Division – first place (2015), Schubert Club - finalist (2015), and Rochester Music Guild Senior Division - first place (2016). He has performed in master classes for Tony Ross, Norman Fischer, Brant Taylor, Käthe Järke and Joshua Koestenbaum. Nick is a homeschooled senior.
Pianist Horacio Nuguid received his music performance degrees from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With an extensive repertoire, he has performed both in solo recitals and concerto programs with various orchestras in the Philippines, Mexico and the United States. He recently gave premiere performances with different orchestras of the Clara Schumann's Konzertsatz, Mario Pilati's Suite and Ferdinand Ries' Grand Variations on Rule Britannia. As founder and artistic director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society, Nuguid collaborates with distinguished artists in the region and is an advocate in promoting the talents of local young artists. Nuguid has presented master classes internationally. He currently serves as artist/faculty at the Young Artist World Piano Festival at Bethel University in St. Paul and is a frequent guest artist of the Philippine High School for the Arts. Dr. Nuguid is also a sought after adjudicator in state and regional piano competitions. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Ardee Award for “outstanding artist.” Nuguid currently resides in Rochester with his wife and fellow piano teacher Rosanna Faller Nuguid.