2020 Concerto Competition

2020 Concerto Competition winners. Left to right Addison Jadwin, viola; Paul Phillips, Director of Orchestral Studies; Ethan Chi, piano

Ethan Andrew Chi ’22 is a senior majoring in Computer Science and Music, studying piano with Dr. Frederick Weldy and organ with Dr. Robert Huw Morgan.  Previously, Ethan studied with Erna Gulabyan. Ethan loves music and can’t imagine a life without it! He finds it gratifying to share the joy of music at senior centers and to perform with friends.  Ethan has won awards at competitions such as the San José Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition, Ross McKee Competition, Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, San José International Competition, and Enkor International Competition. Ethan is a violinist in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and has served as Co-President of the Orchestra Committee. Outside of music, Ethan is involved with the Stanford NLP Group and enjoys working as a section leader in the Computer Science Department. At home, he can be found playing with the family dogs Steinway and Stradivarius. Ethan will perform the Grieg Piano Concerto with SSO in November 2021.

Addison Jadwin ‘23 is an undergraduate student studying symbolic systems. He started playing violin at age 8, and switched to viola at age 10. In high school, he studied viola with Robert Becker, and took part in regional and All-State honor orchestras. He has given several solo performances with his high school orchestra. Now at Stanford, he studies with Lesley Robertson and is an active member in various chamber music groups, and has served as Principal Viola of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Addison will perform the Walton Viola Concerto with SSO in March 2022.