Howard Cinnamon, Music Director

Meet the Winner of our 2017 Young Performers Competition!

Kathryn Leung

Kathryn is a very accomplished violin student in her fifth year at the Julliard
School Pre-College Division studying under Dr. Ann Setzer. At six years old, she
made her solo debut with the SUNY Stony Brook Orchestra at the Staller Center  as the winner of the Stony Brook concerto competition. She also appeared as a soloist with the Children Orchestra Society's JSE orchestra at the Queens borough Performance Arts Center as the winner of the Children Orchestra Society's concerto competition and featured as a soloist with the Children Orchestra Society orchestra at the Asian-American Federation Gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Kathryn also performed as a soloist with the Island Symphony Orchestra this past winter season. She was selected to perform in a master class with world-renowned violinist Midori Goto. She was also selected as a recipient of the LISFA Scholarship. Kathryn has spent her past three summers in intensive music programs, the Meadowmount School of Music and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, where she performed as a soloist in numerous concerts and master classes

Kathryn has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, as well as in Rhode Island, Maine, and Germany. She has won numerous music competitions throughout her musical career such as New York All State Young Composer Program, Stony. Brook Pre-College Concerto Competition, COS Concerto Competition, Long Composer Alliance Competition, New York Music Competition, and the Flushing Town Hall Competition. She has also been selected principal and concertmaster of several orchestras, including the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, New York All-State Orchestra, NYSCAME All-County Orchestra, and the Ward Melville Chamber Orchestra. She shares her love for music by performing at events in her community and t
eaching younger children.