Tonight, four of UNC’s most talented musicians will take the stage along with the UNC Symphony Orchestra to prove that they are among the most skilled young artists on campus.
Four applied music majors were awarded the chance to perform along side the UNC symphony orchestra after competing in the annual Concerto Competition that was held last December. This years winners were soprano Joanna Burke, pianist Crystal Wu, floutist Philip Snyder and violinist Sophia Han.
Three out of four of the students began playing music when they were little, except for Burke, who came upon singing almost by accident. When her friend asked her to audition for a musical with her in high school she agreed and has been singing ever since.
Snyder and Han both started playing in middle school and have followed their passions all the way here.
Unlike the rest, Wu began playing piano as a very young child, went to a fine arts high school, and was awarded the Kenan Scholarship for music, allowing her to come to UNC on a full scholarship.