For the Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition, the main focus has always been the winner who plays a concerto with the orchestra. More recently, the orchestra has named two additional worthy candidates and has invited them to play a short recital program before the main orchestra concert. Cellist Alan Hlozek, a senior in high school, will play his program on Friday January 27 at 7:15pm. The concert is free for people attending the 8pm full orchestra concert on either Friday or Saturday.
Program for Alan’s recital:
accompanied by Yevgenia Semeina-Maroyan
Here’s some more information about our talented cellist:
“Alan Hlozek began studying cello at the age of seven. In the past four years, he has served as the principal cellist of the New England Conservatory (NEC) Youth Repertory Orchestra, the NEC Baroque Chamber Orchestra, the NEC Summer Orchestra and the Somerville High School Orchestra.“
“In 2015 and 2016, he was chosen as the cello soloist to play the Cello Concerto in A minor by Leonardo Leo and the Cello Concerto in G Major by Nicola Porpora. In addition to winning the third prize in the 2016 Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon Performing Arts scholarship competition, Alan is also the third prizewinner of the 2015 Philharmonic Society of Arlington Young Artist Competition and is the runner up of both the 2016 Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra and Concord Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competitions.“
“In the summer of 2016, Alan attended the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist’s Orchestra and the Cello Workshop, where he studied with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Alan is focusing on his solo performance while continuing his chamber music studies at the NEC Preparatory Program and attending the Somerville High School Honors Program, Class of 2017. Alan is currently a member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra with conductor Benjamin Zander. He has recently performed with the orchestra at Symphony Hall and Sanders Theater. This summer he will be performing in Argentina, Peru and Uruguay with the orchestra on their international tour. Alan has been studying privately in Cambridge with Michael Bonner since 2013.”