Watch: Three Promising Violinists From Denver Young Artists Orchestra

April 7, 2017
Photo: DYAO violinist collage

CPR Classical recently invited three talented musicians from the Denver Young Artists Orchestra for sessions in the CPR Performance Studio.

The musicians -- violinists Bryant So, Julie Minn and Michael Young -- impressed the judges at the DYAO concerto competitions earlier this season. So and Young will be featured soloists at performances by DYAO ensembles later this spring.

So, 17, recently won the Concerto Competition for the DYAO’s most advanced ensemble.

So attends Rampart High School in Colorado Springs. He’ll play Pablo de Sarasate's “Zigeunerweisen” at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver on April 30.

He treated listeners to a lively rendition of Sarasate’s “Gypsy Airs” with pianist Beth Nielsen in the CPR Performance Studio recently.

Minn, 13, finished second in the DYAO’s concerto competition. She played a driving take on the Fugue from J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor in the CPR Performance Studio.

Young performs with the DYAO's Conservatory Orchestra, and won that group’s recent concerto competition. He will play Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at Central Presbyterian Church in Denver on May 7.

Young and pianist Anne Breeden played an arrangement of the piece’s third movement in the CPR Performance Studio recently:

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