This year, our 2021 Concert Series will be virtual performances via YouTube, Zoom and Facebook.
Meadowmount School of Music
Friday, July 16, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!