2013 National Young Artist Winners

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony proudly announces the 2013 National Young Artist Winners.

The National Young Artist Competition discovers and encourages exceptional young musical talent from all over the United States and beyond. First Place Winners perform with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra at our March 8th and 9th concerts.

High School 1st Place Winner

Hana Cohon (age 16), Seattle, Washington

Bloch Schelomo

High School 1st Place Winner

Felicity James (age 16), Seattle, Washington

Brahms Violin Concerto

2nd Place Winner:
cellist Olivia Marckx of Bellevue, Washington

Honorable Mention:
violinist Bronwyn James of Seattle, Washington,
violinist Alena Hove of Issaquah, Washington


College Strings 1st Place Winner

Seula Lee, (age 22) Carrollton, Texas

Sibeleus Violin Concerto

Honorable Mention
Tim Angel, Spokane, Washington

College Piano 1st Place Winner

Ashley Hoe (age 19),  Lake Forest, CA

Schumann Piano Concerto

2nd Place Winner
Camille Balleza,  Provo, Utah

Honorable Mention
Claire Tueller,  Rexburg, Idaho


College Winds/Percussion/Brass 1st Place Winner

Colin McCall (age 22), Rochester, NY

Rosauro Marimba Concerto

Honorable Mention:
Joe Porter (marimba) Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Rachel Woolf, (flute) Bowling Green, OH


College Vocalist 1st Place Winner

Courtney Ruckman (age 25), Mount Vernon, WA

Honorable Mention
Kyle Patterson (Tenor) Anaheim, CA
Celeste Godin (Soprano) Seattle, WA


Professional Vocalist 1st Place Winner

Catherine Daniel (professional), Edmonton, AB Canada

Honorable Mention
Amy Foote (Soprano) San Francisco, CA

Youth Competition Flyer

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All division winners (up to six) will receive a $750 prize.

Winners will perform with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra on Friday March 13 at 7:30 and Saturday March 14 at 2:00. First and Second Runners-up may be named in each competition category.