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Announcing our Spring 2024 Concert Series

Sempre Musick is delighted to announce our Winners’ Recital Concerts for our 2024 season! 

Concerts are open to the public. 

All concerts will be held at the West Parish Church, located at 129 Reservation Road, Andover, Massachusetts. Parking is available in front of the church. Additional parking is available behind the main church building (off Shawsheen Road). 

Concert Schedule

  • Saturday, May 25
    • 3:00pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra, and winners of the 2023 Composition Competition.
    • 5:30pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra, and winners of the 2023 Composition Competition.
  • Sunday, May 26
    • 4:30pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra, and winners of the 2023 Composition Competition.
    • 6:30pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra, and winners of the 2023 Composition Competition.
  • Monday, May 27
    • 1:30pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra.
    • 3:30pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra.
    • 7:00pm: Bach Two-Part Inventions with Sempre Musick Baroque Ensemble, and solo performers.
  • Saturday, June 8
    • 1:30pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra, and solo performers.
    • 4:00pm: performances with the Sempre Musick Orchestra, and solo performers.

Tickets:

  • Each concert will feature different programs and soloists.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes prior to performance time.
  • Tickets are available for purchase ahead of time. Tickets will also be available at the door. 
  • Each ticket grants you entry to any single concert of your choice. 
  • Your tickets will be held for you at the entrance. Upon arrival, please tell us your email address to pick up your tickets.

Announcing Taige Wang as the Recipient of the 2024 Sempre Musick Rising Artist Award​

Taige Wang will perform as a soloist with the Sempre Musick Orchestra on May 25 at 3:00 pm. 

Taige is also a winner of the 2023 Sempre Musick Composition Competition. His piano trio, Chopin vs Chopin 2.0, will also be performed on May 25. 

TAIGE WANG, 13, studies piano at The Juilliard School with Yoheved Kaplinsky. He is a young scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. 

In 2023, as the youngest competitor, Taige made the quarterfinals at The Cliburn Junior Competition, and was one of the three finalists at Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition, where he performed with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. 

Taige appeared on the show From the Top in 2021 and at From The Top’s 2022 Gala, in which he was the youngest of three nationally-selected musicians. He has played at various prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium, Nixon Presidential Library Museum, Lincoln Center, Severance Hall, and Henan Grand Theater (China).

Taige studies composition with Bruce Adolphe. As a prize-winning composer, his piano trio Chopin vs Chopin 2.0 was commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and he performed its debut at Alice Tully Hall on April 16, 2023. 

Taige received the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award in 2022.

2023 Composition Competition Results

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Congratulations to all 200+ talented participants from 18 countries on your hard work! We are thrilled to announce the competition results.

Each age category winner will be awarded a cash prize and the honor of having their composition performed by the esteemed Sempre Musick Orchestra during the 2024 season. We will communicate performance schedules at a later date.

All entrants will receive their personalized judges’ comments and certificates of participation by December 31, 2023. Given the impressive turnout, we will be dispatching these documents gradually over the upcoming weeks.

Adult (25 and older)

Winner:

Noam Faingold – Open Wide the Doors for All

Honorable Mentions:
Sobhan Afsarian – Piano Sonata, Movement III
Jingyan Chen – Invisible Waves
Anna Crestani – Hágoónee
Yi-de Li – In Search of Jasmine
Yu-Shiuan Mei – Ambivalence
Yuanyi Wang – Float
Chih-Yun Wang – Liminality

Collegiate (19-24)

Winner:

Miho Ikeda – Temptation of that Jade Vine

Honorable Mentions:

Sihoo Ahn – Mook Wa
Jennie Hu – Toccata for Woodwind Quintet
Seo Yoon Jang – Fest
Ethan Resnik – A Lakeside View with You

Senior (15-18)

Winners:

Yiheng Li – Album Leaf
Winston Schneider – Salt Creek Tiger Beetle Quintet; I: Allegro con Brio

Honorable Mentions:

Carter Smith – Sunset Fades to Night
Xiao Wen – Search
Ruoyao Wu – Q

Junior (11-14)

Winners:

Mona Mod – “Gretchen” (Faust)
Taige Wang – Chopin vs. Chopin 2.0 Piano Trio

Honorable Mention:

Yiyi Chen – Mother’s Ballade

Elementary (10 and younger)

Winner:

 Zoey Feng – Lost in Thunder

Honorable Mention:

Yuchen Liu – The Day Dr. Squeaks Won the Nobel Prize

2023 Concerto Competition Results

67 students ages 5-20 performed with the Sempre Musick Orchestra in 2023!

Concerto & Solo and Ensemble with Orchestra Awards

2023 Grand Prix Winners

Aurelia Faidley-Solars

13, New York

Student of Natasha Brofsky

Will perform with the NH Philharmonic Orchestra 
May 11 and 12, 2024 
at Ste. Marie Roman Catholic Church, Manchester, NH

Roxane Park

15, New Hampshire​

Student of Alexander Korsantia

Will perform with the NH Philharmonic Orchestra
May 18 and 19, 2024
at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA

Concerto & Solo and Ensemble with Orchestra Special Awards

Best Performance of a Baroque Concerto:
Myla Larmond, 10, New York, student of Elizabeth Faidley

Best Performance of a Classical Concerto:
Yunseo Chang, 20, Minnesota, student of Timothy Lovelace

Best Performance of a Concerto by W. A. Mozart:
Eunha Basu, 13, Massachusetts, student of Mila Filatova

Rising Star Award:
Aria Zhao, 9, Massachusetts, student of Jia Shi

Best Performer of a Composition by Alexander Peskanov:
Frederick Luo, 6, Massachusetts, student of Mila Filatova

Best Performer of a Composition by Alexander Peskanov:
Mason Goddard, 8, New York, student of Patricia Robinson

Best Performer of a Composition by Timothy Brown:
Austin Xu, 11, Massachusetts, student of Mila Filatova

Young Virtuoso Award:
Isabelle Bao, 9, New Jersey, Student of Choah Kim

Performance Competition Special Awards

Best Performance of a Composition by Catherine Rollin:
Jay Greer, 8, Massachusetts, student of Mila Filatova

Best Performance of a Composition by Frederic Chopin:
Katherine Chen, 13, Massachusetts, student of Eleanor McLaughlin

Best Performer of a Composition by Romeo Melloni:
Melinda Hu, 15, New Hampshire, student of Mila Filatova

2022 Concerto Competition Results

Grand Prix 2022

Congratulations to Evan Huang as the Sempre Musick 2022 Concerto Competition Grand Prix winner.

Evan Huang will perform with the NH Philharmonic Orchestra on April 15/16, 2023.

Peskanov Music Award Winners

Composer Alexander Peskanov has chosen to recognize multiple contestants for their outstanding performances:

Congratulations to all participants!