Three young finalists from around the world took to the Hollywood Bowl stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ray Chen on August 8, 2019, as part of the LA Philharmonic’s Play With Ray competition.
After a day at Universal Studios, masterclasses with Ray, and an up-close encounter with centuries-old violins from Tarisio, winner Laura Kukkonen perfomed Bach’s Double Concerto with Ray Chen and the LA Phil, while runners-up Adriana Bec and Youngji Kim performed among the orchestra’s violins.
More than 800 entries were received, from which three were chosen to travel to Los Angeles for the final stage. Adriana Bec, 13, from the US and Youngji Kim, 22, from South Korea, were the other two finalists.
This video tells the story of the competition, featuring interviews with the three finalists and the final concert.