KCCO was honored to be joined by Theodore Ohly, winner of our 2019-2020 Chatelain Young Artist Competition, at our April concert at Yardley Hall. Due to Covid safety precautions, this performance was pre-recorded without a live audience. It is available to view on our YouTube channel. Theodore performed symphonie espagnole (mvt. 1).
Theodore Ohly, 14, began studying violin at age 5. He took Skype lessons with Julian Meyer of Philadelphia, who had been his mother’s teacher for three years. When the Ohly family moved to the Kansas City area in 2015, he began studies with Noah Geller, concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony. Currently, he studies with ChiaFei Lin, associate concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony. Theodore is a member of the Ohly trio, along with his brother Oscar (cello) and sister Lucy (violin). He was concertmaster of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City Academy Orchestra during the 2019-2020 season. Theodore also plays soccer, runs, and is on the SMNW tennis team. He is currently a freshman at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School.
We look forward to resuming our Chatelain Young Artist Competition in our 2021-2022 season.