Beyond the Competition – Showcasing Former Winners of The Orchestra of Northern New York’s Young Artist Competition.
Junior High and High School students from Northern and Central New York are invited to participate in the 15th Annual Young Artist Competition on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Participants will receive feedback from a panel of professional musicians that includes ONNY’s music director.
Cash prizes will be awarded and the winner will have the opportunity to solo with ONNY at a future concert.
Learn more: https://onny.org/competition
About this performance
Song: Concerto in E Minor, Opus 85
Composed by: Edward Elgar, 1919
Performed by Joyce Cheng, 2020 Young Artist Competition Winner
JOYCE CHENG began playing cello at age 9. She currently studies with Wendy Sutter after several years of tutelage with David Bebe and Andre O’Neil in the NY Capital Region. Ms. Cheng has won several other competitions in NYS, including the Uel Wade Scholarship Competition and the Stefan Scholarship Competition. She has also earned titles in both the junior and senior divisions of the Taiwan Music Competition. She joined the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) in 2015, and served as the ensemble’s principal cellist for the past two years. She was selected to play in the NY All-State Orchestra in 2018 and 2019, where she held the chair of assistant principal cellist. Additionally, Ms. Cheng taught at CHIME, ESYO’s free music education program for underprivileged students and was awarded the Helen Cha-Pyo Baton Scholarship for her commitment to using music as a means to enrich and uplift the community. She was also part of the ESYO Young Leader Program and Junior Board Member, and recently led a Covid-19 Outreach Project, through which virtual performances were organized for local hospitals and nursing homes. In her free time, Ms. Cheng enjoys reading, ice skating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Currently, she is a freshman at New York University pursuing a double major in applied psychology and music.