2023 Young Artists Competition Winners

2023 Winners

Middle School Division

2023 Youth Artist Competition Winner Raditya Muljadi

Raditya Muljadi, Piano

Raditya Muljadi, piano, is in the eighth grade at Ascent Classical Academy in Lone Tree. He began piano studies at age four, and currently studies piano with Jasmine Lee Steadman and Larry Graham, and theory and composition with Sean Friar at Lamont School of Music. Raditya gave his first solo recital at age nine at Jaya Suprana School of Performing Arts in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since 2015, Raditya has won numerous competitions sponsored by Schmitt Music, Steinway, Yamaha, and Colorado State Music Teachers Association. In 2020 and 2022 he represented Colorado as the winner of the MTNA Competition.

He was also a gold medalist of the 2022 International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival, Carmel International Piano Competition, Chicago International Piano Competition, and International Paderewski and Tkaczewski Piano Competitions. Raditya has also participated in Rubato Competition and Singapore International Piano Competition. He has soloed twice with the National Repertory Orchestra at the Breckenridge Music Festival, and he has performed at Red Rocks to open their 80th season. Nationally, he has performed at Carnegie Hall and for the Benefit Gala Concert by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Raditya has been featured on television by the CBS Evening News, FOX31 Denver, and Rocky Mountain PBS News.

Raditya will be performing the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

High School Division

2023 Youth Artist Competition Winner 2023 Youth Artist Competition Winner 2023 Youth Artist Competition Winner Camryn Olsten.

Camryn Olsten, Violin

Camryn Olsten, violin, is in the 10th grade at Summit Academy in Westminster, and is a full-time student at Front Range Community College. She began violin studies at age five, and currently studies with Claude Sim, Associate Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony. Her previous teachers include Annette Green, Zachary Carrettin, Harumi Rhodes, John Shim, and Lydia Gao. Camryn has won many local competitions, including the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) Young Artist Alliance, the EOP String Competition, and Rising Stars.

She was a member of the Western States Honor Orchestra and Colorado All State Orchestra, and has served as Concertmaster for the Middle School Orchestra at Denver School of the Arts. For many years, Camryn and her siblings have played holiday music at numerous local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Besides violin, her other instruments include guitar, ukulele, piano, and cello.

Camryn will be performing the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35.

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