Season Finale: Higdon, Wieniawski & Brahms

3:00 pm, May 19, 2018

Jun Lin, Violin Winner of our 2nd Annual Young Artists Competition
Chris Whittaker, Conductor


Our final orchestra concert of the season features the Grand Prize winner of our 2nd annual Young Artists Competition, 15 year-old violinist Jun Lin, performing Henryk Wieniawski's dazzling Violin Concerto No. 2. The concert opens in a fast-paced exuberant whirl with Jennifer Higdon's Machine and closes with Brahms' profound Second SymphonyReception to follow for Friends of WHCO. 

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Jennifer Higdon: Machine

Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concert No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
with Jun Lin, Winner of our 2nd Annual Young Artist Competition

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of WHCO


about the artist

We're delighted to announce that fifteen year-old violinist Jun Lin from has been selected the winner of our Second Annual Young Artists Competition in partnership with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins!

Mr. Lin will receive a $1,000 scholarship and perform as the featured soloist on our May 19, 2018 concert.  Additionally, Florian Leonhard will loan him a fine instrument for use in his performance with the WHCO. 

Jun Lin, featured violin soloist on May 19th

Jun Lin, featured violin soloist on May 19th

2017 Elaine and Stephen Stamas New York Philharmonic Scholarship Fund recipient, Jun Lin, 15, is a 10th grader at Collegiate School in New York City and a violin major at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. He started his violin studies at age 4 with his father, Li Lin, and currently is a student of Catherine Cho. Jun is the winner of Grand Prize and House of Representatives Award of New York International Music Concour, First Prize and Bronze Medal Award of Vivo International Music Competition, First Prize of Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, First Prize of Golden Classical Awards International Competition, and Gold Prize of Osaka International Music Competition Junior Course Division. Currently, he is a member at Collegiate Orchestra and Juilliard Pre-College Symphony. Besides musical achievements, Jun holds numerous academic honors such as Award for High Honors from The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Harker Honor Roll of Academics, Effort and Citizenship, Harker Mission of School Award, Harker Love of Learning Award, and Challenger Certificate of Exceptional Academic Performance.

Chris dives into the beautiful and enigmatic melody that opens the second movement of Brahms' 2nd Symphony.

Hear the WHCO in our recent February 2018 performance. 

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Concert Location:

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 West 181st Street
New York, NY, 10033


This concert is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

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