Come early for a Young Artist recital
At 7:15, before the orchestra concert at 8pm, you are invited to hear Hayden play a short recital. He was one of the honorees in the 2018 Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition. Free admission. (Even if you have tickets for the Friday orchestra concert, you can come to hear the Saturday prelude recital.)
Program for Saturday March 24, 2018 at 7:15pm
Camille Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Hayden Idson, cello; Mana Tokuno, piano
Hayden Idson is 12 years old and a seventh grader at the Park School in Brookline. He began his cello studies at the age of four and a half with Sandy Kiefer at the Longy School of Music, and has been a student of Michael Bonner since 2013.
Hayden appeared as a soloist for the first time at the age of 10 with the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, playing the first two movements of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor. In the subsequent year, he was invited to perform Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 with both the Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra and the Brockton Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017, Hayden was the winner of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition and he will be performing the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with the orchestra in March 2018. He was also a winner of the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition and will be performing in their opening concert of the 2018-19 season. In addition, Hayden placed second in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington Young Artists Competition and New England Philharmonic Young Artist Competition.
In his free time Hayden likes to play the erhu and piano, run track, and compose music.