YAC Winners page

2014 Winner, Christopher Rogers-Beadle, viola

Christopher Rogers-Beadle, 17, and a resident of Hingham Massachusetts, began his musical studies at the age of four at the South Shore Conservatory and switched to viola in 2012, studying with David Rubinstein at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.  He currently attends the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, where he is an avid chamber musician.  A former member of Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, he currently plays in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. 

In the fall of 2013 he was the first place winner of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School’s Concerto Competition and performed the Bartok Viola concerto as soloist with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. In the spring of 2014, he was the first place winner of the Boston Civic Symphony’s James R. Powers Concerto Competition, the first place winner of the Philharmonic Society of Arlington Young Artists Competition, the first place winner of the Walden Chamber Players Young Artist Competition, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.  

Chris has performed in many master classes including those with violinist Andres Cardenes and violist Helen Callus.  He has also attended several summer music programs including Greenwood Music Camp, the Foulger International Music Festival, and the Heifetz International Music Institute. In the summer of 2013 he attended the National Arts Center Summer Music Insitute and will be returning there in the summer of 2014 to the Senior Young Artist Program directed by Pinchas Zukerman.

2013 Winner, Sammy Andonian, violin

Sophie Applbaum, runner-up