Photo provided by SDYS. Allan Huang accepting his Soloist award.

Nine musicians from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s (SDYS) advanced ensembles, including 92130 residents Omar Gairdarov and Andrew Rim and CCA student Allan Huang, recently competed for the prestigious Concerto Competition Winner award. According to SDYS, these young musicians performed some of the most challenging concerto pieces ever composed. Congratulations to Allan Huang who has received the Soloist Award for his performance of the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, III. The Concerto Competition awards are sponsored by Pat Baker and Larry Norquist. Visit for more information about the awards.