Jisun Oh won numerous competitions such as the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competitions, Kiwanis Music Festival, and Ontario Music Festival (OMFA). In the summer of 2008, she was the youngest wind finalist of the National Music Festival (Federations of Canadian Music Festivals). Jisun also appeared as a soloist with the Toronto Sinfonietta, Kichener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, and the Academy Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of the Music. In recent years, she attended Banff Music Festival, the Orford Music Festival and Domaine Forget, where she studied with Emmanuel Pahud, Robert Langevin, Carol Wincenc, Jeffrey Khaner, Mattieu Dufour and Tara O’Connor. While in Toronto, she was a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Young Artists Performance Program, where she studied with Julie Ranti. Jisun is currently an undergraduate at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in the studio of Renee Krimsier.
The Pappoutsakis Prize, first presented in 1980, was established in 1979 in memory of James Pappoutsakis, flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly four decades and beloved teacher of generations of fine musicians now performing throughout the world. Finalists in the annual competition are chosen (in a blind preliminary round) from among students at The New England Conservatory, Boston University, The Boston Conservatory, The Longy School of Music and The Berklee College of Music.
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