2021 Friends of Music Concerto & Aria Competition Winners

Hudson Lin, piano, and Emily Angstreich, flute, have been selected to perform with the Washington University Symphony Orchestra next season as winners of the Friends of Music Aria and Concerto Competition.

“I’m deeply impressed to witness the exceptional growth of our concerto competition, year after year. Our music students are continuously making this competition glow with such inspiring performances, together with hard work and discipline. They are playing with exemplary high standards, which makes us proud of the WUSTL Music Department. Our Symphony Orchestra, and I, are constantly delighted to share the stage with the winners.” Darwin Aquino, conductor-in-residence 

Hudson Lin performed the first movement of the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto.  Hudson studies with Prof. Amanda Kirkpatrick.
Hudson Lin is a junior from Scarsdale, NY majoring in Cognitive Neuroscience and minoring in French. Apart from playing piano, he studies homeostatic plasticity in Hengen Lab, mentors students in General Chemistry, and volunteers through Alpha Iota Gamma. In his free time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking outdoors, and watching New York Knicks games.
Emily Angstreich performed the first movement of the Nielsen Flute Concerto.  Emily studies with Dr. Jennifer Gartley.
Emily Angstreich is a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Psychological & Brain Sciences. She has played the flute for ten years and has performed in WashU’s Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Ensembles. Before attending Washington University, Emily performed with the Colburn Youth Orchestra and went on tour to the Mozarteum in Salzburg and other famous concert halls in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. In addition to playing the flute, Emily is a peer counselor with Uncle Joe’s Peer Counseling and Resource Center, the Undergraduate Intern at the Washington University Psychological Service Center, a Civic Scholar, and a Danforth Scholar. 
Lillie Kang, a first year International and Area Studies major from Louisville, KY was named as an honorable mention.  Lillie is a flutist studying with Dr. Jennifer Gartley and played the first movement of the Khachaturian Concerto.