Carnegie Hall selects freshman cellist for performance

Angela Chon

Samantha Yoon ’18 was selected by the American Protégé International Concerto Competition to perform cello at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City Dec. 19.

Instrumentalists, vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups worldwide submitted videos and/or audio recordings for the audition.

Yoon had previously been selected and performed at Carnegie Hall when she was in sixth grade.

Yoon has been playing for nine years and played the Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, opus 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich for her audition in the category of students aged 13-18.

“I wanted to audition again because it was such an honor to play the first time,” Yoon said. “I would love to play as many times as possible. After I qualified, I was extremely happy, [and] I was so excited to have the opportunity to play at such a historic hall again.”