Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, New York City
February 10, 2013
William was one of the featured recitalists who performed in the 2013 “Olympic Challenge” Competition Winners Recital in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City. The recital was presented by the “You Need Music” Educational and Performing Enterprise. Winners for the 4th Olympic Challenge Competition were selected based on a DVD screening and a live audition. A total of 25 “First Degree” Winners were chosen to perform in the Winners Recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on February 10, 2013 and 40 “Second Degree” Winners will perform in a Winners Recital in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Center on February 24th, 2013.
“It was great to go back to Carnegie Hall after having toured it two years ago during a school orchestra trip. This time they even let me go on stage to play something! Weill was wonderful and everyone was very friendly. I especially enjoyed traveling throughout the city and on the ferry with my aunt and uncle.” –William Hume
This was William’s first of what he hopes will be many more performances in the world renowned Carnegie Hall. He played the Kapustin Concert Jazz Etude Op. 40, No. 1, which has become a very popular piece in his ever-expanding repertoire. The very accomplished competition judges, Ilya Kazantsev (piano), Aisha Dossumova (violin), and Slava Znatchenii (oboe) opened the recital with their own performances. Dmitri Korneev, competition director, accompanied the judges on piano as well.