The 2020 Young Artists’ Showcase would have been presented Saturday, July 25 as part of the Carmel Bach Festival. But due to the cancellation of the Festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Showcase has become a virtual event.

We are proud to present these outstanding performances, all filmed by the students’ parents.

Competition Director Barbara Priest, instrumental music teacher at Pacific Grove Middle School, filmed a special introduction to the program


Young Artist Age School Instrument Music Private Teacher
Fuyu Meyer 10 Stevenson Cello Bach-Cello Suite No.1 MinuetsDvorak-Melody from Songs My Mother Taught Me Aleksy Klyushnik
Kristen Wong 10 Junipero Serra Piano Beethoven, Piano Sonata Op. 49, No. 2 Ha Yung Rhee
Hannah Shu 14 Carmel Violin Haydn, Violin Concerto in G Major, Allegro Moderato Nigel Armstrong
Noah Umamoto 18 North Salinas Piano Fantasie in D min – Mozart Lyn Bronson
Elijah (E.B.) Diallo 17 Stevenson Cello Bach Cello Suite 1 – Allemande and Courante Margie Dally
Bryony Crawford 15 Georgianna Bruce Violin Bach, Sonata No. 1 Adagio-Presto Anthony Crawford
Aidan Santa Cruz 18 Soquel Piano Beethoven, Piano Sonata “Pathetique” Adagio Kiefer Taylor
Elizabeth Mendoza 17 Ocean Grove Violin Bach, Partita No. 2, Chaconne Arlyn Knapic
Sophia Schulz 12 Pacific Grove Piano Chopin, Waltz in C# Minor Lyn Bronson
Silas Schulz 10 Pacific Grove Piano Martha Mier, Persistent Rhythm Renee Bronson
Oscar Yanez 15 Seaside HS Double bass Vaclav Pichl – Bass Concerto No. 1, Mvt. 1 Aleksey Klyushnik
Siri Panetta 15 Carmel Piano Chopin, Fantasie Impromptu, Op. 66 Lucy Faridany
David Elyoussoufi 13 Homeschool Cello Shostakovich, Adagio from Ballet Suite No. 2 Aleksey Klyushnik
Christopher Fenstermaker 15 Pacific Grove Piano Debussy, Clair de Lune Barbara Ruzicka
Elena Oh 15 Santa Catalina Violin Kreisler-Praeludium & Allegro; Novacek-Molto Perpetuo Rochelle Walton
Josef Elyoussoufi 15 Homeschool Piano Rachmaninoff, Etude Tableau, Op. 33 Medtner, Fairy Tale Barbara Ruzicka
Nathan Nguyen, Daisy Swanson 17,17 York School Violin Sarasate, Navarra, Op. 33 David Dally
Taite Yard 16 Carmel HS Piano Chopin, Ballade No. 1, Op. 23 Eun Ha Chung