2023 Chatelain Young Artist Competition

KCCO is pleased to announce the winner of our 2023 Chatelain Young Artist Competition!

Winner Aaron Tseng and Runner Up Mary So

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.