News: Concerto Soloists to be Featured in May 6 Orchestra Concert

Posted on 22.02.2018 by Darden

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as winners of this year’s Concerto Competition! They will be featured as soloists in the May 6th Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert. Buy your tickets now!

Yundian “Elle” Cao, Flute (Student of Prof. Julianna Nickel)
Natalie Duchen, Voice (Student of Dr. Kathryn Hearden)
Crystal Golden, Voice (Student of Prof. Miller)
Seon Gyu, Voice (Student of Prof. Miller)
Hakyong (Kelly) Park, Piano (Student of Dr. Linda Monson)
Linh Trinh, Piano (Student of Dr. Linda Monson)

More soloists to be featured soon!

Natalie Duchen

Natalie Duchen, soprano, is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at George Mason University in the studio of Dr. Kathryn Hearden. While at Mason she has performed the roles of Leila (Iolanthe) and The Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel) with Mason Opera and sang La Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) for the Mason Opera Scenes program. She can be seen in Mason Opera’s Spring 2018 production of Albert Herring as Cis. Equally comfortable performing oratorio, she was featured as a soprano soloist, performing the Mozart Regina Coeli with the Greeley Chorale in the spring of 2016. A native of Colorado, she was previously seen in University of Northern Colorado’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Rondine, La Traviata, and Carmen, among others. In the summer of 2017, she traveled to Novafeltria, Italy to perform the roles of Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica and cover Zerlina in Don Giovanni with La Musica Lirica.


Linh Trinh An

Linh Trinh was born in Hanoi, Vietnam, and is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in piano performance at George Mason University where she is privileged to study with Dr. Linda Apple Monson.  At age six, Linh became a piano student at the Hanoi Conservatory, now renamed the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Linh earned her bachelor’s degree in music with Cum Laude honors from St. Mary’s College of Maryland as a piano student of Brian Ganz. She earned her master’s degree in Piano Performance in  May 2017 from George Mason University as a student of Dr. Monson and received an Academic Achievement Award.  She has also performed in Alba, Italy, at an international festival of music. Linh was chosen to perform for the Mason School of Music Honors Recital and numerous featured recitals at Mason. Linh is the grateful recipient of the Friends of  Music at Mason Ruth Jacksier Scholarship Award.  Linh is currently teaching at Potomac Arts Academy and is a graduate lecturer in Keyboard Skills in Mason’s School of Music.