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Sunday October 6,  2024 4:00 PM

Cellist, Evelyn Joung

 

At the age of 7, Evelyn Joung, now 16 years old and a native of

Princeton, NJ, embarked on her journey with the cello.  

In 2019, she achieved the distinction of becoming

the youngest cello student accepted into

the Julliard School Pre-College Division,

under the tutelage of Clara Minhye Kim.

 

Evelyn made her orchestral debut in 2022 with

the Orchestra of Camerata NJ. Her musical prowess

was recognized in 2023 when she won

the Julliard School Pre-College Concerto Competition.

This success led her to perform the complete

Herbert Cello Concerto No. 2 with the Julliard Pre-College Symphony.

 

Evelyn was chosen as the youngest semifinalist at the

2022 Johansen International Competition. and reached

the final round of the 2023 YoungArts Competition.

She received a full scholarship to the Morningside Music Bridge

Summer Festival in 2021, where she participated in masterclasses with

Laurence Lesser and Zvi Plesser. Evelyn spent her summers of 2022 and 2023 at the Perlman Music Program. In June 2023, she appeared in a performance at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.

Evelyn has been a member of Pro Sono, a non-profit organization devoted to sharing the love of classical music across generations. Currently a sophomore at the Chapin School in NYC, Evelyn continues to captivate audiences with her performances and dedication to the art of the cello.

                                                                                Sunday,  January 5, 2024, 4:00PM

                                                                                Classical Mandolinist, Carrera Stamile

                                                                            Carrera Stamile, a 17-year-old high school senior from

                                                                               Roebuck, South Carolina, started playing the  violin at the

                                                                               age of 3 and switched to the mandolin at  11.  She's studied

                                                                               with various teachers,  including  Alon Sariel and Jacob

                                                                               Reuven (both in Israel) through the magic of online lessons.

 

                                                                               Carrera has achieved notable  milestones in her   

                                                                               musical journey, including two solo concerts in 2021

                                                                               and 2022, performing with the Piedmont Chamber 

                                                                              Orchestra, and winning the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra

                                                                              Future Stars Concerto Competition in 2023.  She has also had solo honors recitals at the Masterworks Festival, appeared in Lawson Academy Concerts, and won first place at the Charleston International Baroque Music Competition in 2022. Carerra was the recipient of a 2022 Jack Kent Cook Young Artist Award, performed as a featured soloist on NPR's From the Top in April 2023 and collaborated with Dexter Doris in a Treble Duets concert on the air in June 2023.

In addition to her live performances, Carrera has been showcased on From the Top's Daily Joy and Mandolin Mondays with David Benedict. This year, she was selected to participate in the University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival Course in Mandolin Excellence.

Carrera's dream is to become a professional classical mandolinist. She shares her music on her YouTube channel, Mandolin Princess, playing a double-top mandolin by Carlo Mazzaccara from Modena, Italy. This past fall, Carrera was thrilled to perform Domenico Gaudioso's Mandolin Concerto with the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, marking another significant step in her musical journey.

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Sunday, May 4 2025, 4:00PM

Violinist,  Sarah Park

Recital and Special Presentation

Virtuoso violinist Sarah Park, 16, is the Concertmaster

of Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Philharmonic.

She was a finalist in the 2022 Hilton Head Symphony –

Youth Concerto Competition.

In 2023 she won The St. Augustine Orchestra Young Artist Competition,

the John Leatherwood Concerto Competition

of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra,

and the Gainesville Orchestra Young Artist Competition. 

She performed the Tchaikovsky violin concerto

with each of these orchestras in 2024.

Sarah is a junior at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL

where she is a member of the Robotics and Math teams.

In 2021 Sarah was awarded $25,000 by the 3M

Corporation and named America’s Top Young Scientist,

for conceiving of, engineering, constructing, and programming Spark Care +, a personalized music therapist that uses artificial intelligence to diagnose and provide treatment for mental health disorders.  She then created the Pratt library collection for Women in STEM with a portion of the monetary award she received.

Sarah continued her development of Spark Care + and received more than a dozen prizes and awards, including a $5000 grant to support converting it into an app and the Congressional App Challenge which provide her with a copyright and will allow her to present Spark Care + at the United States Capital.   She has published an article Spark Care + Personalized Music Therapy for Relaxation and Energizing Using a Mobile and AI Approach in The Journal of Student Research.

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