Many musicians dream to perform on the stage of Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition makes this dream come true for one young musician every year. On Saturday, March 3, four young pianists competed for the opportunity to perform with the CSO during a student concert in the 2018/19 season. For the second year in a row, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, under the direction of Solti conducting apprentice Erina Yashima, accompanied the finalists. 15-year-old pianist Yerin Yang of Mount Prospect won the competition with her performance of the first movement from Grieg’s Piano Concerto.
Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 – I. Allegro molto Moderato by Edvard Grieg