The Final Forte

Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte 2018


Watch Live on Wednesday, March 14 

Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte — 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Experience the beauty of musical expression, the drama of competition and the inspiring tale of dreams come true as four gifted young artists vie for top honors in the final round of the 2018 Bolz Young Artist Competition.  Broadcast live from the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, the concert features the magnificent Madison Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director John DeMain.

The 2018 finalists (featured left to right): pianist Jessica Jiang, violinist Arianna Brusubardis, violinist Hannah White and violinist Isabelle Krier. Learn more about each finalist below.

Tune in to the live broadcast on both Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio at 7 p.m. or livestream the concert online or on the WPT Facebook Page.

Learn more about The Final Forte.

Meet the Finalists:

Jessica Jiang, Piano 
Jessica Jiang, a finalist in the 2018 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a 9th-grader at James Madison Memorial High School in Madison.  She began piano lessons at the age of four and currently studies with Bill Lutes, Emeritus Professor at the UW-Madison School of Music.  Jessica won multiple prizes in the global online Great Composers Competition series and received an honorable mention in the 2017 Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. 


Arianna Brusubardis, Violin 
Arianna Brusubardis, a finalist in the 2018 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a homeschooled senior from Dousman.  She took up the violin at age three and is currently completing her eighth year of study with Bernard Zinck, Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at UW-Milwaukee.  Arianna received top honors in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition in 2016, and an honorable mention in the 2017 Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.


Hannah White, Violin 
Hannah White, a finalist in the 2018 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a homeschooled senior from Germantown.  She has been playing violin for 10 years and currently studies with Danielle Belen, Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Michigan.  Hannah has soloed with numerous orchestras, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and was the winner of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Young Artists / Stars of Tomorrow competition in 2015.


Isabelle Krier, Violin 
Isabelle Krier, a finalist in the 2018 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a junior at Oregon High School.  She began playing violin at the age of five, and is currently completing her eighth year of study with Eugene Purdue, Adjunct Professor of Strings at the UW-Madison School of Music.  Isabelle received top honors at the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2017, and was recently awarded second place in the 2018 La Crosse Rising Stars Concerto Competition.


Presented by:

Madison Symphony Orchestra Wisconsin Public Television Wisconsin Public Radio

Support

Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte is a partnership among the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television and is made possible by the contributions listed below.

A generous endowment from:
The Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Foundation
 
Major funding provided by:
Diane Ballweg
Julie and Larry Midtbo
Stephen Morton
Fred and Mary Mohs
Joe and Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner
 
Additional funds generously provided by:
A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust
James Dahlberg and Elsebet Lund
W. Jerome Frautschi
Ann and Roger Hauck
Kato Perlman
Cyrena and Lee Pondrom
Sentry Insurance Company
Marc Vitale and Darcy Kind
Friends of Wisconsin Public Television

 

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