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Wennberg Orchestra Festival

Features 2022 DHS Concerto Competition Winner, Pianist Adrian Pu
Sponsored by the DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters and Wennberg Family
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 2:30pm

The "Wennberg Orchestra Festival" provides an opportunity for local student musicians from the Davis public schools to showcase their musical achievements with a performance at the world-class Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. Proceeds from the concert will go to the DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters, our sponsors for the concert and supporters of the annual activities and outreach efforts by the DHS-Holmes Orchestra Programs. This year's concert will feature the Elementary All City Strings Orchestra, conducted by Lydia Cooley, The DHS Orchestra Program's Strings Tutoring Program Side by Side Orchestra conducted by Student Director Adrian Pu, the Holmes Junior High Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras, and the Davis High Chamber, Baroque, and Symphony Orchestras, Directed by Angelo Moreno. The concert will also feature the Holmes String Quartet, and the DHS Piano Quintet. The concert will conclude with a performance by our 2022 DHS Concerto Competition Winner, Pianist Adrian Pu. 


Adrian Pu

Adrian Pu is an 18-year-old 12th grader at Davis Senior High School in Davis, California. He started playing piano at 5 years old with Huei Ping Chen Lin and currently studies with Dr. Natsuki Fukasawa. He has also studied with Gila Goldstein, Lino Rivera, Victor Cayres, Melinda Lee Masur, and Ory Shihor. As a concerto competition winner, he has previously performed with the American River College Orchestra, Solano Symphony, and the Merced Symphony. He also performed for over 3000 students in the Merced County and Los Banos Unified School District at children’s concerts. He participated in the 2018 Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, and won the first prize in their International Music Competition. he attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program in 2019. He has also participated and won top prizes in numerous competitions such as the Best Mozart Performance from the Great Composers Competition, the Music of Europe competition from the Great Composers Competition, US New Star Piano Competition, US New Star Etude Competition, US Open Music Competition, California Association of Professional Music Teachers’ Contemporary Music Competition, Festival of New American Music Young Artists Competition and more. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in 2019 and 2021 for receiving a top prize in the American Protege Competition of Romantic Music. He was also a gold medalist at the California Music Educators Association’s State Music Festival. He also has been playing the violin for 6 years and currently studies with William Barbini. He is also a frequent chamber musician and is a regular member of the winter and summer chamber music programs under the instruction of Susan Lamb Cook.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 2:30pm
Jackson Hall

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