Local student musicians to perform at festival concert
Region – Five area high school musicians will perform in “The Anick 17th Young People’s Performing Arts Festival Concert” Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Bigelow Auditorium of the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St. The concert, presented by The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, is the fifth in the 2013-14 Yacyshyn Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public.
The five finalists were selected at auditions held in March. Performing will be Henri Bouchard, violin, of Ayer; Zoe Chang, violin, of Northborough; Joshua Chen, piano, of Westborough; Enya Troung, viola, of Westborough; and Zachary Aaron Kaye, euphonium, of Sudbury. They will receive a scholarship award and the “Anick Award for Musical Excellence,” named in honor of Connie Anick who served as Friends music chair for 10 years and founded the Young People’s Performing Arts Festival concerts.
Zoe Chang displayed a natural talent for violin soon after she started playing at age 5; within a few years, she successfully auditioned into the prestigious Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO). With the ensemble, she has performed a wide repertoire in a variety of music halls over the last seven years, most recently playing Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in Symphony Hall. Now a freshman at Algonquin Regional High School, she has also performed as a part of the Massachusetts Central District Orchestra for three years and currently plays in her high school orchestra.
Joshua Chen, a sophomore at Westborough High School (WHS), began his formal piano training at age 9. He won second place in Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School’s “Gibbon’s Got Talent” show with his piano performance in 2011. He is also an active cellist in the WHS Orchestra.
Enya Troung, a sophomore, has been playing the viola for nearly 10 years. She has attended musical festivals and competitions in Cremona, Italy, and Regensburg, Germany, along with state and national conferences in Boston and Nashville, Tenn. Previously, she attended the Longy School of Music and has had experience playing chamber music and in many different orchestras. Currently she is involved in the Boston Youth Symphony under conductor Federico Cortese.
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