The winners of last year’s Young Artist Competition, violinist Hanami Froom, pianist Jacob Nenow and oboist Ben Price, are finally getting their due. Because of the pandemic, their scheduled appearance as soloists with the Vancouver Symphony was delayed until this weekend.
The concert will be livestreamed from Skyview Concert Hall. Sarah Ioannides, music director of Symphony Tacoma, will conduct the orchestra, which has been reduced to a strings-only ensemble.
Hanami Froom, winner of the string competition, is a freshman at the K12 International Academy. She began violin lessons with the Suzuki method when she was only 2 years old.
“My parents really love music and they wanted me to start at a young age,” Froom said. “They didn’t want me to be a violinist. They just wanted me to be involved in music. As I got older, I realized that I loved to play the violin.”
Froom, a co-concertmaster with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, practices two or three hours each day and takes lessons from Carol Sindell. With the Vancouver orchestra, she will perform the “Chaconne in G Minor” by Tomaso Vitali, an Italian composer from the Baroque era.