Category Archives: Soloist Bios

Shintaro Taneda – Violin Soloist – March Concert

  Shintaro Taneda, age 15, is a sophomore at Lynnwood High School.  A violin student of Margaret Pressley, Shintaro has attended the Seattle Conservatory of Music as a Dorothy Richard Starling Scholar where he studies music academics and performs in … Continue reading

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Kayla Yagi-Bacon – Violin Soloist – March Concert

Kayla Yagi-Bacon is a 9th grader at Northshore Junior High School in Bothell, Washington. She began playing the violin at the age of 5 with Cynthia Staruck. Kayla joined the Margaret Pressley Violin Studio and Seattle Conservatory of Music in … Continue reading

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Takumi Taguchi – Violin Soloist – March Concert

    Takumi Taguchi, a sophomore at Shorewood High School in Shoreline, WA, is a student of Simon James of the Seattle Symphony and piano collaborator Hiro David, having previously studied with Mihoko Hirata. He has won several competitions, including the … Continue reading

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Children’s Concert Rising Star – Nathan Zhao

Nathan Zhao is ten years old and a fourth grader at Challenge Elementary school in Edmonds, Washington. He started taking piano lessons at the age of four and has been mentored by Dr. Duane Hulbert since December 2015. As a … Continue reading

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Soloist Yuka Sasaki, pianist

  On Oct. 24, Yuka Sasaki will perform the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Sasaki has garnered glowing concert reviews and top prizes at competitions from the U.S. and abroad. She began … Continue reading

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Eric Han, cello, will perform Dvorak Cello Concerto March 14

Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han will perform Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Op. 104 in B minor, with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra on March 14, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Buy Tickets. Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at … Continue reading

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Children’s Concert Soloist – Claire Kim, 12

Claire Kim, 12, started piano lessons at age 5 and is also an accomplished violinist with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has won multiple state-level competitions including Concerto Winner for the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association 2015 Concerto Competition, … Continue reading

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Children’s Concert Soloist – Phoebe Rawn, 15

Phoebe Rawn, 15, first started playing flute in her elementary school music program. She began lessons with Alicia Suarez, and currently studies with Zart Dombourian-Eby of the Seattle Symphony. Last year, Phoebe received two Seals of Outstanding Achievement at the … Continue reading

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Kimberly Giordano, soprano, to perform Strauss May 9

The May concert is sponsored by the CSO Business Alliance. Thank you! Lauded for her “polished,” “sterling” and “honest performance” (Seattle Times), soprano Kimberly Giordano delights audiences with her shimmering blend of elegance and emotion. She will perform Strauss’ Four … Continue reading

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Grammy-nominated pianist takes the stage Jan. 18

Duane Hulbert, a Grammy-nominated pianist, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1, Op. 23 in B flat minor, with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 18, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. He has performed with orchestras around the country, including the Minnesota … Continue reading

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