Dec. 18, 2019: Reno Phil Announces Winners of Reno Phil Youth Orchestra’s Annual Concerto Competition

RENO, Nev. (Dec. 18, 2019)– The Reno Phil Youth Orchestra’s Annual Concerto Competition took place this past Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Steinway Piano Gallery. The competition featured solo performances from 24 of the most talented young musicians in the area.

The winners were announced as follows:

Grand Prize Winners: Sofia Llacer Chamberlain, Violin & Claire Lin, Piano

Alternate: Audrey Lim, Viola

Senior Strings
1st Place Division Winner: Sofia Llacer Chamberlain, Violin
2nd Place Winner: Audrey Lim, Viola
Honorable Mention: Benjamin Vandevert, Violin

Junior Strings 
1st Place Division Winner: Felicity Phan, Violin
2nd Place Winner: Adele Balcarek, Violin
Honorable Mention: Evan Lim, Viola

Senior Piano:
1st Place Division Winner: Derek Chien

Junior Piano:
1st Place Division Winner: Claire Lin

1st Place Division Winner: Dylan Cody, Horn
2nd Place Winner: Nathan Jones, Horn

Honorable Mention: Wendy Thompson, Clarinet

The winners of each division received a cash prize of $250. The grand prizewinners will perform with the Reno Phil Youth Orchestra at the Spring Showcase, May 6-8. Ticket information at