Astral selects 2018 National Auditions Participants

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Astral congratulates the following artists who have been invited to compete in the Astral 2018 National Auditions.

The live auditions will take place in Philadelphia on May 29, 30, and 31. An independent panel of industry leading musicians, agents, and presenters will adjudicate the live auditions and recommend artists to be passed on to the final, interview round of the Auditions. The Astral 2018 National Auditions jury will be made public in May, and the 2018 Winners will be announced in mid-June.

The 2018 live auditions participants are:

Audrey Abela, piano
Katherine Althen, flute
Sophia Bacelar, cello
The Brass Project, brass quintet
Héloïse Carlean-Jones, harp
Stefan Chaplikov, piano
Kyungwha Chu, piano
John Henry Crawford, cello
Peter Eom, cello
Rosie Gallagher, flute
Christopher Goodpasture, piano
Matthew Graybil, piano
Rossina Grieco, piano
Alexander Hersh, cello
Erick Huckins, horn
Abigel Kralik, violin
Christine J. Lee, cello
Christine Lim, violin
Weiwen Ma, piano
Merz Trio, piano trio
Trevor Nuckøls, horn
Seungmin Oh, flute
Lin Peng, piano
Or Re’em, piano,
Antonina Styczen, flute
Yushin Su, clarinet
Hannah Tarley, violin
Vera Quartet, string quartet
Larry Weng, piano
Lisha Xue, piano

About The Astral National Auditions
Each year Astral auditions classically trained musicians and small ensembles for a spot on its esteemed roster of approximately 25 musicians. National Auditions Winners receive customized career development mentorship, a full complement of marketing materials, superior performance opportunities, community engagement experience, artistic exploration, and networking with top professionals in the field.

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