Hayden Idson, was the winner this year of the Concord Orchestra’s Ehlers Young Artists concerto competition.
Hayden is an eighth grader at the Park School in Brookline. He began his cello studies at the age of four and a half with Sandy Kiefer at the Longy School of Music, was a student of Michael Bonner from 2013-2018, and is currently is a student of Ronal Lowry, Paul Katz and Yehuda Hanani.
Hayden appeared as a soloist for the first time at the age of 10 with the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, playing the first two movements of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor. In the subsequent year, he was invited to perform Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 with both the Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra and the Brockton Symphony Orchestra.
Hayden was the winner of the 2017 Wellesley Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, and co-winner of the 2017 Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition. He performed the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor with the WSO March 2018, and with the WPO in October 2018. Hayden is also a first-place winner of the 2019 American Fine Arts Festival Concerto Competition.
He is the winner of the 2019 Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition and will be performing Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 with the orchestra on March 22 and 23. Also on the program are Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” Performances are at the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden in Concord. Tickets for adults are $25/$30 at the door, $23/$27 online. Tickets for students under 21 are $10. For tickets and information, call 978-369-4967 or visit concordorchestra.com.