Presenting an alchemy of contemporary, classic, and global music. Breaking the mold for 21st-century classical music. Music and culture by and for the community. The Waltham Symphony.
15 May 2016, 3:OO PM
JFK Middle School, auditorium
655 Lexington StreetWaltham, MA, 02452
Join us for a refreshing spring concert on 15 May. The program includes Debussy's ethereal 'Apres Midi dune Faune, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216, and Sibelius's rousing Symphony No. 2. The concert will feature the YA String Concerto Competition winner, Keila Wakao performs her prize winning concerto with the orchestra.
WSO Chamber Players at Waltham Riverfest
17 June ~5:00 PM
WSO YA Concerto Competition
Winner Keila Wakao, violin
Keila Wakao, Violin
Violinist Keila Wakao, aged 10, began study at the age of three with Mrs. J. Riggs. Developing rapidly, the late Joseph Silverstein accepted Keila as a student at the age of six. Subsequently she studied with Suzan Gessner and Eiichi Chijiiwa (2013, Orchestra de Paris, France). She currently studies with Donald Weilerstein, Julianne Lee, Anait Arutunian, Ying Xue, and Keisuke Wakao, receiving additional music instruction with Lail Davidson at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Despite her young age, Keila has proven herself as a serious, competitive violinist. At the age of seven, she won the Forte International Music Competition (New York, New York). This was followed by 1st place wins at the 8th Yokohama International Music Competition (Japan, 2014), and 1st place at the New York International Competition for Young Artists (New York, 2016). Most recently Ms. Wakako performed Mozart's Concerto in D Major, KV 211 and Meditation from Thais with the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra (2015). In her spare time, Keila enjoys reading, drawing, fashion design, and studying the Japanese language.