Skip to content

UNT’s Jazz student Frei named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist

April 19, 2013

Via North Texas Jazz | UNT Division of Jazz Studies

… and to Addison Frei’s piano professor, Stefan Karlsson.

Addison Frei after recording session.

Addison Frei after recording session.

Frei also won the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, in 2012, (read the article in the Florida Times-Union) and with fellow University of North Texas Jazz Studies undergraduate,

Drew Zarimba

Drew Zarimba

Drew Zaremba, master’s student Aaron Hedenstrom, were among the winners of the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. (Read the press release.)

Addison will travel to Indianapolis, in June, to attend workshops on career development and marketing and will perform for music camps.

Stefan Karlsson

Stefan Karlsson

  • We are proud to announce the 2013 Yamaha Young Performing Artist
    Aaron Hedenstrom

    Aaron Hedenstrom

    Winners and Honorable Mentions! We received many outstanding auditions – Thank you to all who applied!

2013 YYPA Winners:
*Flute – Xue Su – Cincinnati, OH
*Oboe – Ron Cohen Mann – New York, NY
*Clarinet – Danny Mui – Kalamazoo, MI
*Saxophone – Tsz Kiu Kwok – Iowa City, IA
*Jazz Saxophone – Alekos Syropoulos – Ann Arbor, MI
*Jazz Trumpet – Joshua Gilbert – Lexington, MA
*Horn – Markus Osterlund – Honolulu, HI
*Tuba – Joe LeFevre – Kalamazoo, MI
*Jazz Drum Set – Johnathan Hulett – South Miami, FL
*Jazz Piano – Addison Frei – Oviedo, FL
*Violin – Kanako Shimasaki – Springfield, OH

2013 YYPA Honorable Mention:
*Flute – Yerim Choi – New York, NY
*Clarinet – Isabel Skau – Portland, OR
*Jazz Saxophone – Aaron Shaw – Los Angeles, CA
*Saxophone – Calvin Wong – Iowa City, IA
*Jazz Trumpet – Tomer Ron – Boston, MA
*Horn – Brett Hodge – Kansas City, MO
*Percussion – Dakota Smith – Countryside, IL
*Piano – Sho Matsumoto – Montebello, CA

About the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program

The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and yypalogocontemporary music. Winners of this competition will be invited to attend an all expense paid weekend awards ceremony at the Music for All Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also will enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha artist, including services and communication with Yamaha’s Artist Relations department.


One Comment

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. UNT students take top honor | Denton Jazz Chronicles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: