Megan Moore, 30
Zhu Wang, 23
William Socolof, 24
After a months-long audition process representing over 100 artists from around the world, Young Concert Artists is thrilled to announce three winners of the 2020 auditions! At the final auditions, the jury selected mezzo-soprano Megan Moore, pianist Zhu Wang, and bass-baritone William Socolof!
Zhu Wang, Megan Moore, and William Socolof at last night’s Winners Concert. Photo: Matt Dine
We are grateful to have been able to hold live auditions, and to carry on with our mission of discovering the best talent in classical music. We thank our final auditions jury, Kaufman Music Center, Skillman Music, and all of the artists who auditioned this year.
Watch last night’s Winners Concert! After performing selections from their winning audition, each artist engages the audience in a short interview. Get to know the newest members of the YCA family!
You can still watch the entire day of final auditions – and follow along with the program!
We thank the distinguished musicians that served on the final auditions jury:
Daniel Kellogg, YCA President & Jury Chair (non-voting)
Barbara Allen, harp
Alessio Bax, piano
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Eugene Drucker, violin
Wolfram Koessel, cello
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano
Weston Sprott, trombone
Michael Stern, conductor & violinist
Howard Watkins, pianist & vocal coach
Susan Wadsworth, YCA Founder
See a complete list of winners by year