Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners

Talented artists and ensembles are selected each April at the Beverly Hills National Auditions and presented monthly the following season on Saturday afternoons on The Interludes concert series at First Lutheran Church & School in Torrance CA . And, the concerts are presented on the preceding Friday evenings on the Music By The Sea concert series in the Library of the seaside town of Encinitas CA. From January through June, the concerts are presented on the following Sunday afternoons on Beverly Hills’ Music In The Mansion recital series in Beverly Hills’ historic Greystone Mansion.

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There are more talented artists and ensembles auditioning than there are concerts for them, and these are recommended to the Consortium for engagement on their series. See the list at the bottom of this page.

And the 2019-2020 Winners Are:


2019-2020 Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners
Given Performances in Encinitas, Torrance, and Beverly Hills

Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Nadia Azzi, solo piano

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Andrew Harrison, saxophone

Shared Recital: Acclaimed award-winning pianist Nadia Azzi from the Colburn Conservatory & virtuoso saxophonist Andrew Harrison will present a program of solo and duo repertoire.


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

From Bach to Weill

Lukasz Yoder, solo piano

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Roksana Zeinapur, soprano

From Bach to Weill: The BHNA Selection Committee was moved by Lukasz’s individual tone and thoughtful interpretations and Roksana’s delightful performance of song cycles from Satie to Weill.


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Baroque & Brass

LA Camerata

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Oakwood Brass
David Costello, trumpet
David Pittel, trumpet
Danny Lawlor, trombone
Aija Mattson, french horn
Darren Dvoracek, tuba

Baroque & Brass: New on the SoCal scene, LA Camerata does exceptional Baroque selections as a quartet. Well-established Oakwood Brass will delight the audience with a musical contrast.


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Music In The Mansion ~ Beverly Hills CA
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Piano Duet
So-Mang Jeagal & Hye Won Souh

Amazing So-Mang returns to the series in four-hands piano duo. What he cannot do?


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Music In The Mansion ~ Beverly Hills CA
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Camila Lima, soprano

Xavier Prado, tenor

Voices of South America: Beautiful, very artistic, clear operatic soprano from Argentina will share a program with a powerful tenor from Chile. Both have extensive repertoire.


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Music In The Mansion ~ Beverly Hills CA
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Pavel Sporcl, violin

With Platinum & Gold top-selling records, leading Czech violinist makes a stop for LA audiences during his 2020 U.S. tour. Watch his “My Violin Legends” concert.


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Music In The Mansion ~ Beverly Hills CA
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Tandru Trio
Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet
Javier Iglesias-Martin, cello
Katelyn Vahala, piano

From Brahms to Zemlinsky: exploring romantic clarinet trios.


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Music In The Mansion ~ Beverly Hills CA
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Max Beitan, cello
Jacopo Giacopuzzi, piano

Two talents team up for a great show.


Music By The Sea ~ Encinitas CA
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
The Interludes ~ Torrance CA
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Music In The Mansion ~ Beverly Hills CA
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Syrinx Quintet
Victoria Lee, oboe
Micah Wright, clarinet
Mathieu Girardet, bass clarinet
Patrick Olmos, saxophone
Jeffrey Wasik, bassoon

Reeds only: Syrinx Quintet redefines woodwinds. Program from Bach Goldberg Variations to Ravel & Villa-Lobo.


2019-2020 Beverly Hills National Auditions Artists & Ensembles
Recommended to the Consortium for Engagement on Their Series

Duo Smirnov
Pianists Angelika & Anton Smirnov

Lauren Michelle Criddle, soprano

FluteSonic Orchestra

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble