On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

June 29, 2017
7:00 PM | King Street corner of the Capitol Square
Featuring Emily Hauer, violin | Winner of the Young Artist Concerto Competition

Concert Highlights:

GOTTSCHALK  |  Symphony No. 1 Night in the Tropics
NICOLAI  |  The Merry Wives of Windsor
BERNSTEIN  |  On the Waterfront Suite

Emily Hauer Biography
Emily Hauer is a home-schooled 9th grade student from Appleton, Wisconsin. She has studied violin for twelve years through the Lawrence Academy of Music, and for the past seven years she has studied with Dr. Samantha George, Associate Professor of Violin at Lawrence University. 

Emily was the second place winner in the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Fall Youth Competition and was selected to play Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with the orchestra. She also won first place in the Fox Valley Music Teachers Association’s Young Artist Festival Junior Competition in 2015. She has been a member of the Fox Valley Youth Orchestras since 2011, acting as concertmaster of the FVYO’s Concert Orchestra for the 2013-2014 concerts. She was principal 2nd violin of the Youth Symphony for the 2014-2015 season, and is currently co-concertmaster. In July of 2016, Emily was one of the soloists featured in the Faure Requiem along with Josephine Stoppelenburg and Nathan Krueger in the Green Lake Festival of Music Concert Series directed by Dr. Stephen Alltop. She is one of the winners of the 2016 Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Artist concerto competition and will be performing Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens in January of 2017 with the orchestra. Emily was awarded second place in the 2016 bi-annual Civic Symphony of Green Bay’s Pansky Concerto Competition, and she most recently received first place and grand prize in the 2017 Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Festival in Eau Claire. 

Emily started chamber music lessons through the Lawrence Academy of Music in 2012 with Carol Leybourn. She is an avid chamber musician and placed 2nd in the FVYO ensemble competition in 2012 as part of the Montag Quartet. Emily won first place in the Fox Valley Music Teachers Association’s Young Artist Festival Competition both in 2014 and 2015, first as a member of the Montag Piano Trio, and then again as part of the Montag Quartet. She appeared on WPR’s “The Midday” with Norman Gilliland as a soloist and as a member of Trio Lago Verde. In April of 2016, Emily was featured on NPR’s radio show “From The Top” with Trio Lago Verde and was a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.

Emily began piano lessons with Ms. Catherine Walby at the Lawrence Academy of Music in 2008. She won first place in the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association’s Badger Keyboard Competition on piano in 2012, 2015, and 2016, and she was awarded honorable mention in 2014. Emily also was a winner in the 2016 Lawrence Academy of Music Piano Festival. She has been in the studio of Associate Professor Michael Mizrahi at Lawrence University since June of 2016. 

For fun she enjoys working at her part-time job, performing at nursing homes, gigging, and playing in a string quartet with her friends in the Fox Cities.