KCCO is pleased to announce the winner of our 2023 Chatelain Young Artist Competition!
Aaron Tseng is 16 years old and a junior at Blue Valley North High School. He has studied violin for 11 years with Michael Arbucci 2010-2018, Chia-fei Lin 2018-present, and Professor Benny Kim 2019-present. He participated in the masterclasses of Ken Hamao in 2020, David Colwell in 2021, Zsolt Eder and Dr. Maureen Yuen in 2022. He has studied theory/composition with Dr. Kurt Knecht in 2020 and Dr. Garrett Hope 2020-present. He has participated in BVN school orchestra, Youth Symphony Kansas City, and Heartland Chamber Music. Aaron is concertmaster of YSKC 2018- 2020, winner of Kansas Music Teachers Association State Honors Audition string division 2020, three-year KMEA All-State orchestra member 2020-23, concertmaster of BVN orchestra 2022-23, winner of Overland Park Orchestra Youth Soloist Auditions 2023, and winner of Mid-America Performing Arts Alliance Young String Competition 2023. Aaron aspires to be a musician. He loves to play beautiful music for people. He has one cat and two dogs.