CSO Violinist Alicia Hui Set for Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert, 10/6
The 2013-14 Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), comprised of 97 students from 20 Ohio school districts, will showcase CSO violinist Alicia Hui in its concert at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday, October 6. Currently principal second violin for the Columbus Symphony, Hui will perform Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch. CSO Associate Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson will conduct the program which also includes Beethoven's Overture to Creatures of Prometheus and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
This Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra concert will be performed at the Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.) on Sunday, October 6, at 3pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door only.
Alicia Hui began her musical studies at the age of four and her orchestral debut at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore at age nine. Since then, she has soloed with numerous orchestras including the Arlington Symphony, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Zurich Symphony Orchestra, and the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
Hui was accepted into the Curtis Institute of Music of Philadelphia at age 11 where she studied with Victor Danchenko and received her bachelor's degree at 16. She received her master's degree, artist diploma, and professional studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of David Cerone, Paul Kantor, and William Preucil. Hui is currently the Principal Second Violin of Columbus Symphony. She was guest concertmaster with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for the 2011 season. She previously served as assistant concertmaster of the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and was Principal Second Violin of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
Hui has performed at the Ishikawa Musical festival in Japan, Soesterberg Music Festival in Amsterdam, and the Keshet Eilon Master Course in Israel. In addition, she was awarded fellowships at the Perlman Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Chamber Music Festival, and the Bowdoin Music Festival.
Peter Stafford Wilson began his career with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in 1990, having been appointed assistant conductor and promoted to associate conductor in 1995. He has led the Orchestra in subscription concerts, festivals at the Southern Theatre, Pops events, and many education, outreach, and tour activities. Wilson has led the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra to exciting new heights, including the China tour of June 2005 and European tours in 1998 and 1999.
In addition to the CSYO, Wilson also leads the Columbus All-City Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra Summer Pops. The Youth Orchestra has also appeared at national conferences of service organizations for symphonic and music education industries and participated in the Banff International Orchestra Festival. The Youth Orchestra regularly records in conjunction with the Recording Degree Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Wilson's work with young musicians has taken him around the globe including a summer music camp held by the local government in Hong Kong.