Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 – I. Allegro
Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Trevyn Karkula, Piano
Violin Concerto in D Minor, op.47 – I. Allegro moderato
By Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Anna Cain, Violin
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op.18 – I. Moderato
By Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Megan Davison, Piano
Violin Concerto in E Minor, op.64 – I. Allegro molto appassionato
By Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Noelle Sampson, Violin
Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra – III. Musette & Galop
By Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Hannah Bradshaw, Viola
Cello Concerto in E Minor, op.85 – I. Adagio; Moderato
By Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Chase Radmall, Cello
Meet the Soloists
Trevyn Karkula is 10 years old, and lives in St George, Utah. He has been playing piano for 2 ½ years and receives piano instruction from Mark Gubler at the Resonance School of Musicianship. Under Mark’s direction, Trevyn has received several superior rankings in various performance evaluations and has performed at numerous Honors recitals. Trevyn attended the Castle Rock Music Camp for piano in 2019 at Dixie State University and received the Overall Musicianship Award. Trevyn also studies organ under the direction of Lincoln Jones and is currently called as a ward organist in his church. In addition to piano and organ, Trevyn studies guitar with Lisle Crowley and drums with Jay Nygaard. Trevyn shares his musical talents with others by playing for residents in various care centers throughout Washington County. Trevyn is enrolled in the Dual Immersion Chinese program and has a split schedule where he attends Tonaquint Intermediate School and Utah Online School. His favorite subjects are math, science and music. In his spare time, Trevyn enjoys football, soccer, mountain biking, and spending time with family and friends. He is grateful for this opportunity to share his love of music with others!
Anna Cain has been playing the violin for 11 years and currently studies with Paul Abegg. She enjoys playing in her school orchestra, duos, quartets, and the Dixie State University Orchestra. As a sophomore she was selected to play in the 2020 All-State Orchestra and is excited to be chosen this year to perform as a finalist in the Southwest Symphony Concerto Competition. Over the last four years she has participated in the Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival and received a superior rating each year.
Anna has been involved with many local orchestras, including the Zion Youth Symphony Orchestra, where she stood as concert master. She is very passionate about teaching and learning music!
Megan Davidson is a sophomore at Westside Christian School. She has studied piano for 12 years, along with violin for 8 years and flute for 6 years. She is originally from the Detroit area, where many of her musical experiences have taken place. Not only was she highly active in her former school's music programs, (Band, orchestra, choir and handbells) she was also a member of the Dearborn Youth Symphony for 4 years, becoming the concert master her final year. She attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for two years, participating in the advanced orchestra as well as advanced piano programs. Over the last 5 years, she participated in various competition events, placing in first or winning scholarships, as well as participating in musical testing at Eastern Michigan University with scores of 98%+. She was also the church pianist and enjoyed helping other musicians and choirs by accompanying their pieces on piano.
During her short time in St. George, Megan has enjoyed other musical opportunities. She is currently a student of Brandon Lee, who is accompanying her concerto piece. She has had the pleasure of performing with her brothers at the Tuacahn Saturday Market as well as other smaller events. And, she is participating in a teaching internship program at Resonance School of Musicianship. In her free time, Megan enjoys writing books and going on hiking adventures in her new beautiful city!
Noelle Sampson is a senior at Desert Hills High School, and has been playing the violin for nine years. She studies violin with Lucas Darger, the conductor of the Southwest Symphony. She has received superior ratings at the Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival, qualified for State Solo and Ensemble, and has played in the Utah All-State orchestra for three years in a row.
Noelle also loves ballet, and has performed in Westside Studio’s production of The Nutcracker for the past 10 years. Currently, she is the president of the DHHS National Honors Society and president of the DHHS seminary council. Noelle also loves kids and works as a nanny. She is honored to be a finalist in the Concerto Competition Recital.
Hannah Bradshaw began her experience with music at the age of six when she began studying violin with Sara Penny. In the years since then, she has performed with the Suzuki strings, various community pit orchestras, the Orchestra of Southern Utah, and the BYU and SUU Symphony orchestras. She was the Cedar High School Music Sterling Scholar in 2018 and the Region 9 Sterling Scholar runner up in music. A participant in Solo and Ensemble festivals on region and state levels, she earned over 20 superior ratings. In 2016, she, along with her sister, was a featured soloist for the Orchestra of Southern Utah, playing a piece composed by her father, Dr. Keith Bradshaw, commissioned in part by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. She began her college education at Brigham Young University and has since relocated to Southern Utah University to finish her degree. She has studied violin with Sara Penny and Dr. Paul Abegg, and viola with Sara Penny, Ling Yu, Dr. Paul Abegg, and Madison Gardner. She currently studies viola at SUU with Lindsay Szczesny.
Chase Radmall began his musical journey at the age of 14 when he first got his hands on a thrift store violin. He immediately joined his middle school orchestra program and came to love music in the years following. He began cello at the age of 15 and took from Kristiana Silver in Payson and progressed quite rapidly. He became Payson High School’s first chair Cellist and section leader and auditioned for SUU in February of 2016. He received a full tuition music scholarship and began to study with Nina Hansen and Jessika Soli at the university. Chase has participated in local orchestras in both Payson and Cedar City and has participated in various chamber groups in high school, the university, and in the Bayview Conservatory of Music in Petoskey, Michigan where he took lessons with Daniel Tressel. Chase is currently co-section leader of the SUU Symphony orchestra and String ensemble and participates in the Cello Society of Southern Utah, the Utah Millennial Choirs and Orchestra as first stand, and has found a deep love for music through his collaboration with others and dedication to practice.