New York Philharmonic musicians pose with Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Competition winners: (L-R) Left to right: Ethan Bensdorf, trumpet, New York Philharmonic; Andrew Mazanko, IAA student, clarinet; Roger Nye, bassoon, New York Philharmonic; Chea Young "Joyce" Kang, soprano, IAA student; R. Allen Spanjer, New York Philharmonic, horn; Ailun Zheng, IAA student, piano; and Kuan Cheng Lu, New York Philharmonic, violin.
As part of the ongoing partnership between Interlochen Arts Academy and the New York Philharmonic, four musicians from the New York Philharmonic who are Interlochen alumni returned to campus for a weeklong residency.
During the residency, the musicians taught lessons, master classes and chamber music groups and also judged the annual concerto competition. Two musicians, violinist Kuan Cheng Lu and bassoonist Roger Nye, took a few minutes out of their busy schedule to perform live in IPR's Studio A. Listen to their interviews and performances courtesy of Interlochen Public Radio.