Fourteen-year-old Millicent McFall of Seattle, 15-year-old Alena Hove of Issaquah and 17-year-old Denná Good-Mojab of Lynnwood were named the 2014 winners of the KING-FM Young Artist Awards. The public radio station, located in lower Queen Anne, promotes emerging young musicians through programs like this one.
McFall, who performs piano, tied for the winning place with violinist Hove in the 6-to-15-year-old category. Good-Mojab, a vocalist and recent graduate with a degree in voice from the University of Washington, won in the 16-to-20-year-old category.
The annual Young Artist Awards competition is divided into two age groups and includes non-professional acoustic instrumentalists, vocalists and chamber groups. Winners were determined by nine Northwest judges and more than 2,000 votes from the online public.
The three young musicians performed in a special live broadcast on “NW Focus Live” on May 30. The three winning performances can be viewed at www.king.org/yaa.
All 10 finalists also performed in a live studio broadcast on KING-FM’s “NW Focus Live” program in the KING-FM studios on May 2 and 9. To listen to these performances go to KING-FM’s NW Focus Live” archive (www.king.org) and scroll down to the performance date.