UI saxophonist takes top honors at national competition

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

UI sophomore Dennis Tsz KiuCongratulations to UI saxophonists Dennis Tsz Kiu and Calvin Wong, among the winners in this year’s Yahama Young Performing Artists national competition. Dennis Tsz Kiu, a sophomore saxophone student, received top honors at the competition. Calvin Wong, a junior, received an honorable mention. Both are students of Kenneth Tse, himself a winner of the competition in 1994.

The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition will be invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend awards ceremony at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also will enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha artist, including services and communication with Yamaha's Artist Relations department.