Queensland Symphony Orchestra has announced the finalists for this year’s Young Instrumentalist Prize. The seven finalists (up from the traditional six due to the number of auditions this year) will perform in the Finalists’ Recital on Thursday 24 March for the grand prize. 

Young Instrumentalist Prize

The finalists are percussionist Chantel Chen (from Brisbane State High School), who will perform Prism Rhapsody by Keiko Abe; cellist Stirling Hall (Grace Lutheran College), performing the first movement of Schumann’s Cello Concerto; violinist Leonardo Lynch (Brisbane Boys College), performing the first movement of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto; saxophonist Nathan Kim (Brisbane Boys College), performing the first and second movements of Rhapsody by André Waignein; violist Haydn Li (Canterbury College), performing the first movement of Cecil Forsyth’s Viola Concerto; violinist Sophia Jones (from Brisbane State High School), performing the opening movement of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto; and cellist Ivy Han (Somerville House), who perform the fourth movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.