The 2019 Baylor Concerto Competition

January 15, 2019
The Baylor Concerto Competition’s final round will be on Saturday, January 19, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Nine finalists will perform, selected from among the Baylor music students who entered the contest many weeks ago.
To open session 1 at 10:00 a.m., Bryce Turner will be the soloist in Swedish composer Tobias Broström’s Percussion Concerto No. 1 from 2004. Accompanying him will be Lecturer in Collaborative Piano Cameron Hofmann.
Next, solo pianist John-Micah Braswell will be joined by Alex Kostadinov in Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1, dating from 1891.
Sadie Hamrin will be the soloist in Polish composer Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, written in 1862. Cameron Hofmann will be her accompanist.
Austrian master Franz Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major dates from 1796. It will be played by soloist Nathan Little, with Alex Kostadinov as accompanist.
Session 2 will begin at 1:15 p.m., with soloist Gretchen Noble Crocker playing French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Egyptian”) from 1896. Performing as second pianist will be Zerek Dodson.
Joseph Tkach will be the soloist in French composer Henri Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto in C major, from 1948, with Alex Kostadinov as pianist.
Next to be heard is the Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band from 1944 by American composer Paul Creston, with Chandler Davis as soloist and Cameron Hofmann as accompanist.
Baylor’s Professor of Composition, Scott McAllister, wrote his Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in 2010. It will be played in this competition by double bassist Ian Donovan, with Cameron Hofmann as pianist.
Concluding the session will be flute soloist Jessica Peacock in French composer François Borne’s Fantaisie brillante sur “Carmen” from 1900. The pianist will be Alex Kostadinov.
This competition is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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