The 2021 Baylor Concerto Competition

February 11, 2021
The Baylor Concerto Competition’s final round will take place on Sunday, February 28, with the performances of eight finalists, who were selected from among the Baylor music students who entered the contest many weeks ago.
To open Session One at 1:30 p.m., Chase Teachey will be the soloist in the Euphonium Concerto of Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, written in 2009. Accompanying him will be Baylor’s Adjunct Instructor of Piano In-Ja Eshelman.
Next, soloist Miles Gillette-Bockhorn will be joined by Adjunct Instructor in Class Piano Rajung Yang (playing the orchestral part) for a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in E major, Op. 59, by German composer Moritz Moszkowski, a work dating from 1897.
Brice Mayfield will be the soloist in Soviet-Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto in D-flat major, Op. 38, from 1936. Again, Dr. Yang will be the second pianist.
Bohemian composer Antonín Dvoƙák wrote his Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, in 1894. It will be played by soloist Aidan Gettemy, with Dr. Yang as accompanist.
Session Two of the Baylor Concerto Competition will begin at 4:00 p.m. with Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto from 1926. It will be played by soloist Olivia Jirousek and her accompanist, Senior Lecturer in Collaborative Piano Cameron Hofmann.
Next, Alison Marseglia will be the soloist in Soviet-Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major from 1950, with Dr. Hofmann as pianist.
It was in 1948 that Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77, but then he substantially revised the work for its premiere seven years later. Sadie Hamrin will perform the solo part, and the pianist will be Dr. Hofmann.
Concluding the session will be soloist Kody Harrington in American composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich’s Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra from 1992. The Baylor pianist will be Dr. Hofmann.
Although no in-person audience can be admitted, the Baylor Concerto Competition will be live-streamed. To join the virtual audience, visit the School of Music website by clicking here.
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