At 22, violinist Randall Goosby has already racked up an impressive set of achievements. At 13, he became the youngest person ever to win the prestigious Sphinx Concerto Competition. Goosby has performed as soloist with orchestras across America and has been honored as a Rising Star of the Stradivari Society.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason is already a star in Great Britain, but he’s waiting to be discovered on this side of the Atlantic. Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year contest in January 2018, his debut album for Decca hit No. 18 on the official U.K. album chart and number one on the classical chart.
Aristo Sham is probably one of the finest pianists you’ve never heard of. Sham began playing the piano at three and entered the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at six. At the age of 12, he was featured in the documentary The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies. Now 22, Sham has already performed with the world’s greatest orchestras.
Violinist Bella Hristova will bring her passionate playing to the Kauffman Center for a special Discovery Concert that combines the young violinist’s mastery with the Symphony Orchestra of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Nathan Lee is like any other 17-year-old, except that he has already performed as piano soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras and has won top-tier piano competitions. Lee will play some of the most virtuosic works in piano literature for his free Discovery Concert.
American soprano Alyson Cambridge is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. She is hailed as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (The Washington Post).
The 26-year-old cellist Pablo Ferrández has been racking up international awards and garnering praise from the world’s finest musicians, and now he will make his Kansas City debut in a free Discovery Concert.