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
Mozart - Sonata in C Major for One Piano, Four Hands (I. Allegro), K 521
Chopin - Étude in A Minor (Winter Wind), Op. 25 No. 11
Brahms - Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor (II. Allegretto…and III. Allegro), Op. 38
Kreisler - Sicilienne and Rigaudon in the Style of Francoeur
Bozza – Claribel
Mozart - Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (III. Rondo), K 498
Saint-Saëns/Guiraud - Danse Macabre for One Piano, Four Hands, Op. 40
Liszt - Concert Étude in Db Major (Waldesrauschen)
Borodin/Wilcken - Polovtsian Dances for Piano Quartet
Sponsor: Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC)
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 piano at the age of four and currently takes lessons from Dr. Horacio Nuguid. Clara has performed in several piano competitions and festivals, such as the Young Artist World Piano Festival and the Bunny Just Piano Festival at Minnesota State University Mankato. Her most recent musical accomplishments include placing second in the junior division of the 2017 Rochester Music Guild competition and first in the 2016 Minnesota Music Teachers Association Junior Young Artist competition. Besides playing the piano, Clara enjoys ballet and is on the Mayo Science Olympiad team.
Emily Deng is a sophomore at Mayo High School. She has been studying piano for eight years and currently takes lessons from Dr. Horacio Nuguid. Last summer, Emily performed a solo at the 2017 Minnesota Music Teachers Association Honors Concert as the first place winner of the Junior Young Artists competition. She also won first place in both the 2014 Clements competition and the 2017 Rochester Music Guild Scholarship Competition in the junior piano division. 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 piano, Emily plays soccer for 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 has collaborated as soloist with various orchestras such as the Manila Symphony, Rochester Symphony, St. Cloud Symphony, Austin Symphony and the Southwest Minnesota Symphony in the performances of some of the standard concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Ravel and Rachmaninov among others. More recently, he gave premiere performances of the Konzertsatz in F Minor by Clara Schumann and Suite for Piano and Strings by Mario Pilati with the YAWPF Orchestra in St. Paul and Orquesta de Camara de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. As founder and artistic director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society, Nuguid performs in recitals regularly both as a piano soloist and collaborator with distinguished artists and ensembles in the region. He received his music degrees from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nuguid currently resides in Rochester and is the recipient of the 2014 Ardee Award for “outstanding artist.”