The guest artists for the Spring Concert of the Summit Symphony on May 22, 2016 were the three winners of our biennial Young Artists Competition.


Ethan Melamed, Robin Park, Michael Avagliano, Emily Wang

Auditions were held in January and the three winners selected at that time were:

Emily Wang with the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Ethan Melamed with the first movement of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto

Robin Park with the fourth movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto


Emily Wang is 16 years old, lives in Scotch Plains and is in 11th grade in Union County Magnet High School.  She has studied violin for 12 years with Deborah Buck.  In competitions, she won second prize in the NJ Youth Symphony trials, first prize in the CJMEA Concerto Competition, and Bronze in the Bravura Concerto Competition, all in 2015.  Her goals are to excel in chamber music and gain more experience in soloing with an orchestra.


Ethan Malamed is 16 years old and in 12th grade in John P. Stevens High School in Edison.  He has studied bassoon for 2 years with Christopher Wickham, Seth Rosenthal and Norman Edge.  He was a member of the 2014 Regions Orchestra and the 2015 All State Band and Orchestra, and has attended the Mason Gross wind band, chamber music and jazz camps.  His goal is to attend the Curtis Institute of Music.


Robin Park is 14 years old, lives in Princeton Junction, and is in 9th grade in WW-P High School North.  He has studied the cello for 8 years with Priscilla Lee.  His music awards have been the Kennett Symphony Competitition and the Bravura Philharmonic Concerto Competition.  He has also attended the Settlement Music School and the Tanglewood String Quartet Workshop.