Young Artists Series

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra provides a high quality venue for talented young performers in Ventura County. CHICO invites local youths, 21 years or younger, to audition to perform a solo with the orchestra.

We are accepting submissions for the 2023-2024 season! CLICK HERE for more information

February 2023

Dylan Gruber played Concerto in G major for Flute (first movement) by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Eric Zhang played Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor (first movement) by Felix Mendelssohn.  Roxana Niazi played Violin Concerto in E Minor (first movement) by Felix Mendelssohn. Skyler Lee played Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor (third movement) by Camille Saint-Saëns. Eva Tseitlin  played Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper. Dmitrii Tabala played Violin Concerto in D major by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dylan Gruber
Eric Zhang
Roxana Niazi
Skyler Lee
Eva Tseitlin
Dmitrii Tabala

March 2022

Noah Fang played Concerto in C Major III. Allegro Molto by Franz Joseph Hayden.  Randy Xu performed Bassoon Concerto, K. 191 in B-flat major I. Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. David Kwon played Piano Concerto, Op. 16 in A minor I. Allegro motto moderato by Edvard Grieg. Violinist Laura Liang performed Violin Concerto No 1, Op. 26 in G minor I. Vorspiel. Allegro moderato by Max Bruch. Terilyn Huang played Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 25 in G minor III. Presto— Molto allegro e vivacious by Felix Mendelssohn. 

January 2019

Youth Soloist Stephen Saw performed Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor (1st mvt); Noah Laber performed Marcello Oboe Concerto in C minor (2nd mvt); and David Shiang performed Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in G minor (1st mvt). Daniel Newman-Lessler guest conducted.

Noah Fang
Randy Xu
Laura Liang
Daniel Yao, Violin
Terilyn Huang
Ester Kim
Manas Khatore, Piano
Joanne Ma, Violin
Samuel Wu, Piano
Jhessenia Swingler, Soprano
Skyler Lee, Violin
David Shaing

January 2017

Peter Glass performed J.S. Bach’s  Piano concerto in A Major; Rebecca Beerstein performed Bruch’s Violin concerto No.1 in G minor; Angela Marvin performed Lalo’s Cello concerto in D minor and Ashley Wong and Celena Hu performed Krommer’s  Concerto for 2 clarinets in Eb Major.

Stephen Saw
Noah Laber
Peter Glass
Rebecca Beerstein
Angela Marvin
Ashley Wong
Celena Hu

January 2016

 Kaytlyn Becker performed Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach and Alexa Constantine performed the Piano Concerto Op. 16 in A Minor by Edvard Grieg.

Elise Goodman, Kaytln Becker, Liu
Alexa Constantine, KuanFen Liu

January 2015

David Gatchel performed the first movement of Prokokiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Madeline Offerman performed the first movement of Kabalevsky’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Soprano Haley Slade sang Offenbach’s Doll’s Aria and Gershwin’s Summertime and Baritone Adam Hedelund performed Gluck’s Che faro senza Euridice from Orpheus and Schubert’s Ave Maria.

David Gatchel, KuanFen, Madeline Offerman, Adam Hedelund

January 2014

Alec Allee-Munoz performed Grieg A minor Piano Concerto (1st movement), Holly Redford performed Bach Violin Concerto in A minor (3rd movement) and Catherine Ruan performed Beethoven Romance No. 2.

January 2013

Pianist Joyce Seok, soprano Emma Vielbig and cellist Cole Syverson performed (Strauss, Mozart, Bach, Puccini, Saint-Saëns)

January 2011

Pianists David Satchel  and Alexa Constantine, and violinist Edaan Byle performed Chopin, Kabalevsky & Dvorak.

November 2010

Violinist Will Duke, pianist Joseph Vielbig and tenor Brian Ybarra performed (Mozart, Schubert, di Cupua)