Concerto/Aria 2013 Finalists Announced


Each year the UMKC Conservatory has a Concerto/Aria competition, open to all Conservatory students. The finalists compete in the final round concert, Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. White Recital Hall, for a winning slot in the Concerto/Aria Winners Concert, April 6, during which the students perform with the Conservatory Orchestra.


Natalie Lassinger, soprano
Shao Zhang, piano
Matthew Haislip, horn
Nick Andrews, alto saxophone
Laura Lowry, soprano
Sarah Holmes, violin
James Ryan Morris, bassoon
Shih-Han Pan, violin
Li-Hsin Chen, piano
Stephanie Meyer, soprano
Jennifer Wagner, timpani
Matthew Siegel, piano

Alternates: Yu Hui (Grace) Lai, flute; Kei Fukuda, violin

Accompanists for Concerto/Aria finals Feb. 28
Richard Williams
Shao Zheng
Matthew Siegel
Patricia Higdon
Lee D. Thompson
Richard Jeric
Wan Ju Ho
Sora Park
Haley Marun

Judges for the February 28, 2013 finalist competition concert.

Joseph Giunta, music director, Des Moines Symphony
Elizabeth Buccheri, senior lecturer collaborative arts, Northwestern University
Catherine Kautsky, professor of piano, Lawrence University

Thank you and congratulations to all!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949