Directed by Tom Fritz, the 2015 Kings Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Young artists will be held on Sunday, March 1 at 4pm at Hanford High School. This year’s concert will feature Beatrice Choi, winner of the 2015 Young Artist Competition, playing “Zigeunerweisen” (“Gypsy Airs”) by Pablo de Sarasate.
The concert will include young players from the Lemoore Middle College High School Orchestra (Dennis Mack, instructor). In addition, works by the winners of the Bradley School Composition Contest will be played, including “Forest Sunrise” (Keli Janzen, age 12) and “England’s Royal March” (Jessica Cordero, age 11). Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony rounds out this wonderful program.
Beatrice Choi, Violinist
Seung Hye (Beatrice) Choi is currently a junior at University High School in Fresno. Piano was her first instrument, but she found that her passion was for the violin, which she has been playing for five years.
Currently, Beatrice studies with Thi Nguyen. Beatrice is the concert mistress of the University High School Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Fresno and Madera County Music Teachers Association Orchestra and second violin, principle of the CBDA All-State Orchestra.
She also has extensive experience as a soloist; she was the winner of the ASTA Regional Solo competition, has performed with the University High School Orchestra, and received command performances at both the regional and state CMEA solo festivals. Beatrice hopes to continue to play violin throughout her life.