Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor wows in his O.C. debut

Grosvenor was a childhood sensation in England, winning his first major competition as a child in 2004. (Arts Management Group)
Grosvenor was a childhood sensation in England, winning his first major competition as a child in 2004. (Arts Management Group)

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor tends to attract hyperbolic headlines wherever he performs. After his New York debut in 2015, the Times’ David Allen dubbed him “Boy Lord of the Piano.”

Grosvenor’s Orange County debut on Wednesday at Segerstrom Concert Hall showed what all the fuss and fawning was about.

Now 24, Grosvenor may still look like a dewy teen not yet familiar with a razor, but he has been on piano lovers’ radar for well over a decade. He made his first splash when he won the keyboard category of the BBC Young Musicians of the Year competition in 2004.

Grosvenor brought a widely varied program to Costa Mesa for this Philharmonic Society concert: Schumann’s Arabesque, Op. 18; Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333; Beethoven’s Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (the “Moonlight”); Scriabin’s Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19; Book 1 from Granados’” Goyescas,” Op. 11; and Liszt’s Rhapsodie espagnole.

It’s a line-up that allowed Grosvenor to roll out all the weapons in his virtuosic arsenal, and he has quite a collection.

There’s technique aplenty, of course – that much was never in doubt. All of these works demand absolute mastery of bravura playing: machine-gun double octaves, whirlwind hand crossing and hair-raising rapid-note passages.

But Grosvenor offers something that most young piano soloists, including many we’ve seen this season in Orange County, too often lack: a connection to the history of the art form.

With the exception of the Mozart sonata, all the works on Wednesday’s program were drawn from the golden age of the classical soloist, which spanned most of the 19th century into the early 20th. It was an era when the personality of the performer was allowed to come to the fore, meld with the music and make it an intensely personal statement.

That’s what Grosvenor does. He’s reminiscent of a generation of pianists that are long gone, European men who were only a generation or so removed from Liszt and his high-octane histrionics: Josef Hofmann, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Artur Schnabel,  Alfred Cortot, Arthur Rubenstein. Grosvenor’s performances aren’t mere interpretations; sometimes his playing is so personal, quirky and full of conviction it seems like an act of co-composing.

Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata is a good example of this kind of pianism. It’s cheeky to program such an overplayed chestnut unless you’re going to completely rethink it, which is exactly what Grosvenor did. The first movement, the most remarkable of the three on Wednesday, contained  none of the self-important ponderousness that so often undermines it. Grosvenor transformed it into an expression of poetic understatement, and the deliberately muted approach to familiar and hyper-emotive moments made the movement a revelation.

Grosvenor performed the same magic on Schumann’s only slightly less overplayed Arabesque. Again, we heard an over-familiar work  freshly defined.

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor made his Orange County debut on Wednesday night. (Sophie Wright, Decca)
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor made his Orange County debut on Wednesday night. (Sophie Wright, Decca)

For those who like even meatier pleasures, the second half of the concert brought the works of Scriabin, Granados and Liszt, whose Rhapsodie espagnole was the Arabian stallion of the evening.

Even here, though, Grosvenor wasn’t content merely to wow us with his prodigious technique. It served a higher purpose, which was to capture the larger-than-life composer behind the music. Liszt was a showman’s showman, and this was his gaudy calling card. He played it to dazzle and overwhelm (and, of course, to woo the ladies). The work is a pianist’s Iron Man event, and when performed as Grosvenor did (and undoubtedly Liszt, in his time) it’s more than just a tour de force – it’s a celebration of the capabilities of the human mind and body.

The encore, Moritz Moszkowski’s Etude in A flat, Op. 72, No. 11, was pure Grosvenor – personal, hypnotic, scintillating.

I hope Grosvenor has a long and illustrious career, but if I were you I’d see him as soon as you can. Even the greatest pianists can’t sustain this level of technique and performance energy forever. Right now, though, this young man is in his prime.

Benjamin Grosvenor

Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

When: Wednesday, May 3

 

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Honoring the 2017 Artists of the Year

  • From left, Orange County Register Artist of the Year recipients: Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Zolghadri, Woodbridge’s Claire Imler, Crean Lutheran’s Aileen Chung, University’s Celine Kim, Orange County School of the Arts’ Isabela Kimmel, and Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Sanchez at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    From left, Orange County Register Artist of the Year recipients: Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Zolghadri, Woodbridge’s Claire Imler, Crean Lutheran’s Aileen Chung, University’s Celine Kim, Orange County School of the Arts’ Isabela Kimmel, and Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Sanchez at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • From left, Orange County Register Artist of the Year recipients: Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Zolghadri, Woodbridge’s Claire Imler, Crean Lutheran’s Aileen Chung, University’s Celine Kim, Orange County School of the Arts’ Isabela Kimmel, and Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Sanchez at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    From left, Orange County Register Artist of the Year recipients: Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Zolghadri, Woodbridge’s Claire Imler, Crean Lutheran’s Aileen Chung, University’s Celine Kim, Orange County School of the Arts’ Isabela Kimmel, and Orange County School of the Arts’ Daniel Sanchez at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Orange County Register features and entertainment editor Jeff Miller, left, presents University High student Celine Kim with the Artist of the Year award for 2D art during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Orange County Register features and entertainment editor Jeff Miller, left, presents University High student Celine Kim with the Artist of the Year award for 2D art during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Daniel Sanchez of the Orange County School of the Arts is cheered after it was announced he won Artist of the Year for Vocal Music during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Daniel Sanchez of the Orange County School of the Arts is cheered after it was announced he won Artist of the Year for Vocal Music during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Laguna Beach’s Ryane Zipstein received Honorable Mention on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Laguna Beach’s Ryane Zipstein received Honorable Mention on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Kellsey Tamaru, left, and Soorim Lee, both of the Orange County School of the Arts pose for a photo with their Artist of the Year certificates during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Kellsey Tamaru, left, and Soorim Lee, both of the Orange County School of the Arts pose for a photo with their Artist of the Year certificates during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Dana Hills’ Ashley Patrick received top 10 award in dance category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Dana Hills’ Ashley Patrick received top 10 award in dance category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Students, family and friends packed the board room at the Orange County Department of Education during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Students, family and friends packed the board room at the Orange County Department of Education during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • From left, Edison’s Melanie Martinez-Fox, Woodbridge’s Claire Imler, and Tesoro’s Rita Konopasky pose for photos with their awards from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    From left, Edison’s Melanie Martinez-Fox, Woodbridge’s Claire Imler, and Tesoro’s Rita Konopasky pose for photos with their awards from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Artist of the Year for dance Isabella Kimmel of the Orange County School of the Arts poses with her award as her mother takes a photo at the conclusion the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Artist of the Year for dance Isabella Kimmel of the Orange County School of the Arts poses with her award as her mother takes a photo at the conclusion the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Orange County School of Arts’ Isabela Kimmel pose with Artist of the Year photo frame at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Orange County School of Arts’ Isabela Kimmel pose with Artist of the Year photo frame at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Yoomi Kim, center, of the Orange County School of the Arts has her photo taken with her certificate after the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Yoomi Kim, center, of the Orange County School of the Arts has her photo taken with her certificate after the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Beckman’s Jennifer Park received top 10 in Instrumental Music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Beckman’s Jennifer Park received top 10 in Instrumental Music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The finalists in Instrumental Music pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The finalists in Instrumental Music pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Crean Lutheran’s Elisa Kim received Top 10 artist in 2D visual art category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Crean Lutheran’s Elisa Kim received Top 10 artist in 2D visual art category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Brayden Martino, right, of Orange Lutheran High School poses for photos with his family after the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Brayden Martino, right, of Orange Lutheran High School poses for photos with his family after the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • From left, El Dorado’s Chloe Lawson, Cailyn Templeton, and Caleb Garrett pose for a photo with their awards from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    From left, El Dorado’s Chloe Lawson, Cailyn Templeton, and Caleb Garrett pose for a photo with their awards from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Dana Hills’ Jimmy Quick received Top 10 award in dance from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Dana Hills’ Jimmy Quick received Top 10 award in dance from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Varsity Arts Coordinator Heide Janssen welcomes students and their families to the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Varsity Arts Coordinator Heide Janssen welcomes students and their families to the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Beckman’s Jessica Stossel received Top 10 award in film category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Beckman’s Jessica Stossel received Top 10 award in film category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Artist of the Year for dance Isabella Kimmel, left, of the Orange County School of the Arts, is presented with her award by Orange County Register editor Todd Harmonson during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Artist of the Year for dance Isabella Kimmel, left, of the Orange County School of the Arts, is presented with her award by Orange County Register editor Todd Harmonson during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Orange Lutheran’s Amanda Dayhoff received Honorable Mention in vocal music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Orange Lutheran’s Amanda Dayhoff received Honorable Mention in vocal music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The finalists in Vocal Music pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The finalists in Vocal Music pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Orange Lutheran’s Brayden Martino received Top 10 award in theater category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Orange Lutheran’s Brayden Martino received Top 10 award in theater category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The finalists in Film pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The finalists in Film pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Orange Lutheran’s Ernesto Bustamante received Top 10 award in 2D visual art category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Orange Lutheran’s Ernesto Bustamante received Top 10 award in 2D visual art category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The finalists in 3D Art pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The finalists in 3D Art pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Orange County School of Arts’ Kellsey Tamaru received Top 10 award in film category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Orange County School of Arts’ Kellsey Tamaru received Top 10 award in film category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The finalists in Dance pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The finalists in Dance pose with their awards during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Aileen Chung, left, of Crean Lutheran High School, is presented with the award for Artist of the Year in Instrumental Music by Orange County Register editor Jeff Miller during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Aileen Chung, left, of Crean Lutheran High School, is presented with the award for Artist of the Year in Instrumental Music by Orange County Register editor Jeff Miller during the Varsity Arts 2017 Artist of the Year awards ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Cornelia Connelly School’s Alisa Huang, left, poses with her mother after she receives Honorable Mention in 2D visual art category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Cornelia Connelly School’s Alisa Huang, left, poses with her mother after she receives Honorable Mention in 2D visual art category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Crean Lutheran’s Aileen Chung, left, and Emma Lee pose for a photo after receiving awards on instrumental music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Crean Lutheran’s Aileen Chung, left, and Emma Lee pose for a photo after receiving awards on instrumental music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Crean Lutheran’s Emma Lee received Top 10 award in instrumental music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Crean Lutheran’s Emma Lee received Top 10 award in instrumental music category on the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Crean Lutheran’s Ze Zoe Zhou received the Artist of the Year award in 3D visual arts category from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Crean Lutheran’s Ze Zoe Zhou received the Artist of the Year award in 3D visual arts category from the Register’s 2017 Artists of the Year award ceremony at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Crean Lutheran award recipients pose for a photo at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Crean Lutheran award recipients pose for a photo at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Orange County School of Arts students pose for a photo with their awards at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Orange County School of Arts students pose for a photo with their awards at Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Orange County Register/SCNG)

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Finalists for the Orange County Register’s Artists of the Year gathered Thursday, April 20, at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa to learn who would be given top honors in seven disciplines — theater, dance, film instrumental music, vocal music, 2D visual arts and 3D visual arts.

All finalists received a certificate of achievement. The winners received two framed photos of themselves, one for the student and one to hang at his or her school, branded with their Artist of the Year title.

The winners: Aileen Chung, Crean Lutheran High School, instrumental music; Claire Imler, Woodbridge High School, film; Celine Kim, University High School, 2D visual arts; Isabela Kimmel, Orange County School of the Arts, dance; Daniel Sanchez, Orange County School of the Arts, vocal music; Ze Zoe Zhou, Crean Lutheran High School, 3D visual arts; and Daniel Zolghadri, Orange County School of the Arts, theater.

Check out our gallery of photos from the event.

CONTACT VARSITY ARTS: 714-796-2258 or varsityarts@ocregister.com

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