Rising Stars Showcase


Watch the virtual concert here!
Sunday June 7th @ 7pm

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Concert Program

GRIEG | Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

CHOPIN | Etude Op. 25, no. 7 in C Sharp Minor

PAGANINI | Caprice #13

CHOPIN | Nocturne Op. 27, No. 2 D Flat Major

J.S. BACH | Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 865

MARGARET BONDS | Troubled Water

RACHMANINOFF | Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 2 in A minor

DOHNYANYI | Rhapsody in C Major Op. 11 III

CHOPIN | Nocturne Op. 48 No 1, C Minor

SCHUBERT | Impromptu op. 90 #2 in E Flat

Artist Bios

Tia-Jane Fowler

Tia-Jane Fowler is a 15-year-old freshman at Central Kitsap High School and a piano student of Dr. Irene Bowling. Since beginning her piano studies at age 6, her passion for music has expanded her musical pursuits to include the violin and the cello. She has since won the 2014 Washington State Reflections contest for piano composition and the 2017 and 2020 Kitsap Music Teachers Association (KMTA) violin competitions. She is a recipient of the 2017 Bryan Beale musicianship scholarship and the 2018 and 2019 Bremerton Youth Symphony Musicianship Awards. Tia-Jane has served as concertmaster for the Bremerton Youth Symphony, Kitsap Philharmonic, and the Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony. In her free time, Tia-Jane enjoys arranging Broadway musicals, sailing, sketching and photographing wildlife, and teaching tricks to her pet chickens.
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Damaris Harvey

Damaris is thankful for the opportunity to learn to play the piano. She has been taking piano lessons for almost 7 years, of which the last 2 1/2 years have been with Dr. Irene Bowling. She is homeschooled and also enjoys playing the violin.
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Adrian King

Adrian King is a student of Dr. Peter Mack of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He is a high school junior attending Running Start at Bremerton’s Olympic College. Adrian became a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in both 2019 and 2020. He was the gold medalist in the 2019 Seattle International Piano Competition in the 14-18 year-old division. Adrian was a finalist in the 2019 Kaufman International Piano Competition and was the winner of the 2018 Aloha International Piano Festival concerto competition. He received 1st place in the 2017-18 and the 2016-17 Washington Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Junior Piano Division. Adrian and his sister, Mya, received 2nd place in the Senior Duet Division at both the 2014-15 and 2016-17 National MTNA Competitions. Adrian has played concerti with the Federal Way Symphony, Bremerton West Sound Symphony, Pacific Music Institute Festival Orchestra in Honolulu, and the Northern Lights Music Festival Orchestra in Minnesota.
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Anya Letson

Anya Letson is a violinist from Bainbridge Island who enjoys playing classical music as well as jazz pieces. She was born in Columbus, Ohio in 2005 and moved to Washington State in 2007. She began learning violin at the age of four with Katherine Davies on Bainbridge Island and currently takes lessons from The University of Washington Professor, Ronald Patterson. She has been a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) training program since 2014 and was Concert Master of the SYSO Junior Orchestra and advanced to the SYSO Youth Orchestra in 2019. Anya is currently a 9th grade student at Bainbridge High School and enjoys listening to different genres of music. Her other interests include cheerleading, traveling, and fashion business.
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Alec Rodriguez

Alec Rodriguez was born in Seattle, Washington in 2008. A native of the little town of Poulsbo, he began piano lessons at the local community center at five years of age with an old Goodwill piano. After 6 years of dedication, and a couple of piano upgrades for all that effort, he is now a student of Dr. Irene Bowling. He has an unquestionable love of all classical music and is energized by tackling new and more complex pieces although mom tries to sneak in a jazz request now and then. This year, as an 11-year-old, he is finishing up 6th grade at Poulsbo Middle School where his favorite subjects are Math and Art. Always a maze, puzzle and Lego fan when he was little, he now enjoys making intricate origami pieces that are hundreds of steps long that boggle his family’s minds. Alec also enjoys hiking around his beautiful big backyard known as the Pacific Northwest where he loves keeping an eagle eye out for amazing mycology and crazy weather!
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Caleb Winslow
Daniel Winslow
Lily Winslow

Siblings Caleb, Daniel and Lily Winslow have studied music together for many years. Their great teachers include, Chris Rogers (Caleb only), Dr. Irene Bowling, and currently Dr. Oksana Ejokina. Many adjudicators and other instructors from master classes, music camps and theory studies have also been a strong voice in the development of their abilities!  They have been selected in a number of competitions, most recently the Washington State Music Competition and the Bremerton Young Artist Competition. They enjoy working together and look forward to sharing the gift of music more and more in the days ahead!
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Cyrus Yan

Cyrus Yan is 11 years old, and was born in Portland, Oregon.  He is a 6th grader at Sakai Intermediate School on Bainbridge Island.  He started to play the piano at the age of 5.  He is currently studying piano with Dr. Irene Bowling and previously with Dr. Jennifer Hammill. Cyrus enjoys playing the piano because it is a way to express himself through music.  When he is not practicing piano you will find him playing soccer, basketball, and hopefully playing with his friends after Covid-19 is over. Cyrus is grateful for the support of his piano teachers and the Bremerton West Sound Symphony for the opportunities to bring the joy of music to the public especially during this stressful time.
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