Five Manhasset Secondary School musicians were selected as finalists in the Long Island Regional Division of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Musicians Program. The students performed together at the Krasnoff Theater at the LIU Post Tilles Center in February.
Kudos to the quintet of Marco Chen (piano), Justin Liu (violin), Marco Motroni (violin), Gabriel Song (viola) and Dylan Wu (cello) who performed Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155, Movement 1. They had a chamber music coaching session with Chamber Music Society artist Mihai Marica prior to their performance.
Students were selected from across Long Island as part of four regional competitions (Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey and New York City) sponsored by the Chamber Music Society. Groups from each region will be selected to perform at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall at a future date (initial concert was rescheduled from April due to the COVID-19 outbreak).
The Manhasset quintet members all perform for the Manhasset Secondary School Symphonic Orchestra.
“It has been a delight to watch this talented quintet get to this point in their musical journey,” Manhasset Secondary School Symphonic Orchestra director Caroline Shyr said. “Individually, they are great musicians, but together, they create some of the most passionate and mature chamber music I have heard in my 14 years at Manhasset. I am elated and so proud of how they represented Manhasset and all of Long Island at the regionals performance.”
The Young Musicians Program provides an opportunity for advanced high school instrumentalists to perform in a concert professionally produced by the Chamber Music Society at professional home-region venues and at Lincoln Center. High school student chamber music ensembles are invited to submit applications through their school music department to be considered for participation.