We are a Christian organization deeply rooted in the community, and we are so happy to promote and celebrate the accomplishments of those we know and love. As such we want to offer our ongoing encouragement and warmest congratulations to our own Jonathan Liao.
Mr. Jonathan Liao will perform with the Oregon Sinfonietta on May 15th.
Mr. Liao is an engineering student at the University of Portland and an award winning pianist. As a senior at Camas High School he was the WMEA (Washington Music Educators Association) 2014 Regional’s Competition Winner, and in May 2014 was invited to play as one of the ‘Ten Grands‘ piano soloists in Benaroya Hall, Seattle.
This year, as the 2015 Chamber Music Society of Oregon Concerto Competition Winner, and will perform Mozart Piano Concerto no. 24 with the Oregon Sinfonietta on May 15, 2016. A flyer for the concert can be viewed here.
Jonathan shared his thoughts with us regarding his upcoming Chamber concert: “Music transcends all forms of language and expression. It’s not something that can be described or easily understood. Music is something where creativity can be readily applied and tested. But it’s also a chance to demonstrate discipline and patience. My goal is pretty basic; it’s to share my music and talent with others. But I especially look forward to sending a message to my own generation: I’ve noticed that fewer and less of my peers study music or take it seriously. I hope that as an engineering and computer science student, my dedication to my performances shows the potential that music has to offer.”
The CMSO is a non-profit organization that is devoted to promoting musical opportunities for persons of all ages. The Oregon Sinfonietta is a full symphony orchestra of community musicians, conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert. The Orchestra presents a series of four free concerts each season. The Oregon Sinfonietta traditionally offers a superb selection of classical music, as well as outstanding performances by young musicians, winners of the yearly CMSO Concerto Competition in performances of full concertos, and world-class soloists.
In addition to his musical excellence, Jonathan Liao is an accomplished science and engineering student who has interned at HP and Siegner and Company. He also gives back to the community. His volunteer efforts include working to relieve homelessness and hunger. He in an Eagle Scout and has donated time and energy at the Camas Church assisting with building repair and sharing his talents at the piano during worship.