TOM BAKER YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION
Congratulations to saxophonist Samuel Dishon, winner of the 2020-2021 competition!
Hailing from Irvine, California, Samuel Dishon is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of Michigan, where he is studying under internationally-acclaimed saxophonist, Dr. Timothy McAllister. Samuel has earned musical recognition both locally and nationally, including being recognized as a national finalist and two time California winner of the Music Teachers National Association Competition senior performance division. During his high school career, Samuel served as co-principal saxophonist of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble.
While the ESO has cancelled the remainder of it's 2020-21 concerts, Samuel will be featured in our 2021-2022 season!
About the competition
In the 2019-2020 season, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra held its inaugural Young Artists Competition, named after long-time friend, donor and board member of the ESO Tom Baker.
The competition is open to students age 18 and younger who are advanced musicians (instrumental or vocal) capable of playing appropriate level repertoire, including concerto-level (or equivalent) virtuosic works.
The competition winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a performance with the Euclid Symphony Orchestra.
Meet our 2019-2020 competition winner, Katarina Davies!
Katarina is a student of Richard Weiss and participates in the Cleveland Institute of Music's Young Artists program, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and was awarded first prize in the Cleveland Cello Society’s Scholarship Competition.
She joined the Euclid Symphony on their March 1 concert playing Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations and will be attending the Cleveland Institute of Music in the fall.