2018 Young Artist Competition Results

The Seattle Wind Symphony is pleased to announce that bassoonist Kipras Mazeika has been named the winner of the 2018 Seattle Wind Symphony Young Artist Competition. Kipras is a senior at University Prep High School in Seattle and is a student of Seattle bassoon teacher Francine Peterson.

Kipras has been a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony, the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, and his school orchestra where he also regularly performs with a reed trio, woodwind quartet, and clarinet-bassoon duet. He was also selected as a Seattle Symphony Young Artist for the 2017-2018 season, was a winner of the Northwest Sinfonietta’s Christophe Chagnard Scholarship Audition, and earned a top-two finish the past two years in the WMEA State Solo Contest for bassoon. Kipras will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Concerto in B-flat Major for bassoon with the Seattle Wind Symphony at its next concert at 3 pm on Sunday, February 11 at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.