PUBLISHED: 3:34 PM on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Juneau Symphony announces winners for Youth Concerto
The Juneau Symphony announced Wednesday, June 7, the winners of its 2006 Youth Concerto Competition. In the junior division, the top performance went to Forest Kobayashi for his Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A minor. In the senior division, top honors went to Kristina Paulick, who played Mozart's Horn Concerto No 4.

As the grand prize winner, Kristina Paulick will perform her winning piece next fall with the Juneau Symphony. Kristina, age 16, will be a junior at the Juneau Douglas High School next year. She studies French horn with her father Bill Paulick, principal French horn with the Juneau Symphony.

Forest Kobayashi, age 7, studies violin with music instructor Guo Hua Xia. Forest will play his winning concerto with the Juneau Student Symphonies next season.

The competition was held Wednesday, June 7, and featured five young musicians. In addition to Paulick and Kobayashi, Andrew Sigler, Lindsay Clark, and Lucas Dawson also participated. The competition was judged by high school music teacher Julia Bastuscheck, Juneau Symphony conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett, and piano teacher Mary Watson.

The annual competition is open to all young musicians in Southeast Alaska. Applications for the 2007 competition will be available in January 2007.

For more information, contact the Juneau Symphony office at 586-HORN (4676).