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2018 Winners

Winners of the 2018 Concerto Competition for High School Students:


Megan Chang
Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major K. 219 1st movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Harvard Westlake High School, senior
$500 Grand prize winner

Katie Kim
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K.314 1st movement- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Torrance High School, senior

Lila Victor
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 1st movement Ludwig Van Beethoven
Santa Monica High School, junior

Jasmine Lam
Cello Concerto C major, Hob. VIIb 1st movement
Franz Joseph Haydn
Los Angeles County School of the Arts (LACSA), junior

Megan Chang, age 17, is currently a senior at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. She has been playing violin under the tutelage of Mr. Elmer Su for the past seven years. Megan has won many accolades in her violin solo and ensemble competitions. She has won piano competitions in the Southwestern Youth Music Festival and the SCJBF Complete Works Audition and was selected to perform in the MTAC Certificate of Merit Honors Festival. Foremost, Megan loves to share her music with the community and regularly performs for veterans and senior homes.
Jasmine Lam started the cello 5 years ago and has loved it ever since. Under the tutelage of Dr. Esther Chao, Alan Mautner, and Pinfei Tang, she has won scholarships from competitions such as the Dozen Charitable Trust Fund, Rotary Club, the SYMF and Satori. She has played solos with the SYMF and PSYCO Orchestras. Jasmine is a junior in the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and attends the Olympia Youth Orchestra. She has also performed in the Two Cranes International Music Festival. Aside from cello, she also learned piano and finished the Certificate of Merit advanced level. Jasmine hopes she can attend a conservatory and pursue a music career in the future. 
  Lila Victor, age 16, is a junior at Santa Monica High School, and has been
successful in piano competitions at such regional music festivals as the
Southwestern Youth Music Festival and the Southern California Junior Bach
Festival. Lila currently studies piano with Anders Martinson in Santa Monica,
following earlier studies with Stephen Calipari, and shares in the Martinson
studio "Concert and Conversation" program for local convalescent homes.

  16-Year old Katie Kim has been playing the flute for 6 years under the tutelage or Verna Balch. Most recently, Katie advanced to the finals of the Music Teacher's National Association Competition, held in Texas, as the 1st place winder of both the California State MTNA Competition and the Southwest Division MTNA Competition. Katie is a SR at Torrance high and enjoys art and tennis.