Camerata Musica has been showcasing talented young Tri-City musicians for decades.
This year’s Young Artists of Distinction concert is May 3 in Richland.
The show starts at 2 p.m. at the Battelle Auditorium on the campus of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
It will feature Tri-City area musicians in high school or younger who’ve distinguished themselves at competitions and other music events during the past year.
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“These are kids who work really, really hard. They practice, they prepare. They are extremely poised and professional at a young age,” said Mary Kramer, Camerata Musica’s vice president. “It’s nice for the public to see these kids who are so talented show off their gifts.”
Camerata Musica coordinates chamber music performances in the Tri-Cities. It doesn’t charge admission, instead relying on donations from patrons and grants.
This is the 46th year presenting young artist performances, Kramer told the Herald.
The Three Rivers Community Foundation is underwriting the event.
The performers include flutist Grant Bender; violinists Diana Wang, Noni Mosher and Anastasia Crosier; and pianists Ethan Vo, Inthat Boonpongmanee, Laura Meng, Alexander Fang, Izzabella Evangelista, Olivia Berry, Bryan Fang, Sofia Marina, Helen Wang, Trisha Boonpongmanee, Rebecca Qian, Cloe Coker, Nathan Hu and Luke Liebert.
Several Young Artist of Distinction performers have grown up to become professional musicians and music educators, according to information from Camerata Musica. The list includes pianists Anthony Padilla and Stephen Beus and pianist and composer Keva Vaughan-McMorrow.