2022 Stanford Concerto Competition winners announced
'Cellist Jessica Lee and flutist Kristie Park are the winners of the 2022 Stanford Concerto Competition. The competition took place on 19 February 2022 in Dinkelspiel Auditorium, with pianist Karen Hutchinson and violinist Kay Stern serving as judges. This year, 30 students participated in the competition, which consisted of two rounds and lasted nearly ten hours!
Jessica and Kristie are both very active members of Stanford’s musical community. Jessica is a sophomore who majors in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Music and studies cello with Stephen Harrison. She is a member of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, is in a string quartet in the Chamber Music Program, and plays in the Cello Choir. Kristie is a sophomore planning to double major in Sociology and Human Biology with a Music minor who studies flute with Melody Holmes. She is also a member of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, is in a wind quintet with other SSO members, and will be in the pit orchestra for the Department of Music's upcoming production of The Marriage of Figaro.
The Concerto Competition winners will perform as featured soloists with Stanford's orchestras during the next academic year. Kristie Park will perform the Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 283, by Carl Reinecke with Stanford Philharmonia on 21 May 2022 in Bing Concert Hall. Jessica Lee will perform the Cello Concerto in E minor by Edward Elgar with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra in December 2022.
— Paul Phillips, Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies