This year, our 2021 Concert Series will be virtual performances via YouTube, Zoom and Facebook.

Meadowmount School of Music

Student Recital

Friday, July 16, 2021

7:30 p.m.


Hungarian Rhapsody, op. 68

D. Popper

Haoming Song, cello
Liang-Yu Wang, piano

Concerto for Violin No. 1 in A Minor, op. 77

II. Scherzo: allegro

D. Shostakovich

Olga Kossovich, violin
Dr. Nariaki Sugiura, piano

Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33

P. Tchaikovsky
(1840 - 1893)

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in G major, op. 12

J. Breval

Hannah Jeong, cello
Sewon Han, piano

Carmen Fantasy, op. 25

P. de Sarasate

Kento Hong, violin
Nelson Padgett, piano

About the performers...

Haoming Song, cello age 18, dedicates much of his time to playing the cello. Having first picked up the instrument in addition to piano at age 8, he has now studied cello for ten years, with teacher Cincy You for six years and then with professor Hans Jørgen Jensen for three years. Haoming has also been a member of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory since 2016, having just finished serving his third straight year as principal cello of its Symphony Orchestra. He member of one of its chamber groups, the Ardente String Quartet, which has been a finalist for two straight years of the St. Paul String Quartet Competition from 2020-2021. He served as the principal cello in the Honors Orchestra of the 2020 Illinois Music Education Conference held in Peoria.
Haoming has participated in numerous cello competitions, and his achievements include receiving Honorable Mention in the 2020 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, First Prize at the 2020 Society of American Musicians Senior Division Competition, and most recently, winning the 2021 DePaul Concerto Competition in the cello division. At the Meadowmount School of Music Haoming studies with Hans Jørgen Jensen.

Olga Kossovich, violin age 26, was born in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 4 she received her first violin lesson and began her formal musical training. In 2002 she was accepted into the Central Music School in Moscow. While studying she actively participated in concerts and competitions across Russia and abroad. In 2009 she placed 3rd in the Demidov International Youth Violin Competition DeMYuKS-V in Yekaterinburg, Russia. In 2012 she placed 3rd in the XVII Togliatti International Competition for Musicians.
In 2013, she graduated from the Central Music School and entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. During her time at the Conservatory, she participated in the III Savely Orlov International Music Competition in Samara, Russia, where she placed 2nd. In 2017 she participated in the First Rudolf Gummert International Young Performers Competition in Kazan, Russia, where she also took 2nd place.
In 2019, as a student in the United States she placed 1st in the GGFSO Young Artist Concerto Competition and 1st place in the BSO Young Artist Competition. In 2021 she has placed 1st at the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition.
Olga is studying at the Meadowmount School of Music with Professor Gerardo Ribeiro.

Hannah Jeong, cello age 15, is a 9th grader in College Station, Texas. She started playing cello at age four and currently studies with Brinton Smith. Hannah was the 2017-2018 winner of the MTNA Iowa Junior String’s division. Hannah has also won the 2020-2021 Texas MTNA Junior Strings Division, and as of March 2021, will compete at Nationals. She won the Brazos Valley Concerto Competition and the Houston Civic Symphony Youth Artist Competition in 2019. She was the principal cellist for Texas Region 8 Middle School Orchestra in 2018 and 2019, and placed in the top orchestra at the 2020-2021 Texas Allstate. She is a member of Houston Youth Symphony and their chamber music program.
Hannah has participated and performed in various solo and chamber music programs during summers since 2011. in Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago, Des Moines, Oklahoma, and Minnesota. She has participated in the International Cello Institute and the Stringwood Chamber Music Festival for three consecutive summers, which hold very special places in her heart, growing a great passion for chamber music. During this pandemic of 2020, she participated in the Cincinnati Virtual Cello Academy and International Cello Institute’s virtual camp, where she was selected as a spotlight student.
Hannah studies with Hans Jørgen Jensen at the Meadowmount School of Music.

Kento Hong, violin age 14, began his violin studies at age six with Aimee Kreston and made his orchestral solo debut two years later in Los Angeles. He has had master classes with notable musicians, such as Anne Akiko Meyers.
At the age of 10, he entered Juilliard Pre-College, studying with Dr. Ann Setzer, and went on to perform with numerous orchestras as a soloist. Kento was a concertmaster in the Pre-College String Ensemble and performed in the Juilliard Fall Benefit sextet in 2019. He has performed in several major venues in New York City, including Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall. Kento has participated in and won multiple competitions, most recently the 2021 Menuhin International Violin competition in which he was awarded Grand 4th Prize in the Junior Division.
At Meadowmount Kento studies with Dr. Ann Setzer.

More than one third of Meadowmount’s students receive scholarships to attend our unique 7 week summer program of intensive practice and study. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our Scholarship Fund so that more brilliant young string players can benefit from the Meadowmount Experience. Donate online here or mail a check to: Meadowmount School of Music, 1424 County Route 10, Westport, New York 12993. Thank you!

2021 Meadowmount Concert Series

Welcome to Meadowmount Concerts Online! In 2021 we pivot to our first ever virtual summer session and have the opportunity to share with you, music from this year's amazing class of extraordinary young artists wherever you are.

While we miss having our students on campus and welcoming you to their live weekly performances, we are excited to showcase their tremendous skills with our expanding community - both here in upstate New York - and beyond! Above all we want to encourage our students to grow and continue to succeed as musicians and giving them the chance to perform for audiences is vital to that development.

Join us every Friday evening at 7:30pm EST for our streamed concerts over social media when we present many of our extraordinary young players in a one-hour concert. You can also watch anywhere, anytime after the premiere! All concerts remain available to enjoy for free through Meadowmount’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

We look forward to having you with us virtually!

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