Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition

The Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition

Congratulations to MIC students Jan Nedvetsky, cello and Aiden Yu, violin, both finalists in the annual competition. Winner Esme Arias Kim, was a long time MIC student and member of the Academy.


Applicants auditioned live at Symphony Center for a distinguished panel of judges. Following a preliminary round, four finalists were selected to perform in the final round in Orchestra Hall, accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.


The winner will be featured on the following season as soloist with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as part of CSO School and Family Concerts.

Esme Arias-Kim, violin (Academy alum)
Henry Auxenfans, violin
Jan Vargas Nedvetsky, cello
Aiden Yu, violin (MIC student)

Emily Chen, violin
Lauren Kim, violin


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