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Announcing the Jury of the 2022 Opus Music Competition (States)

The OPUS Music Competition is happy to announce the jury of the 2022 Opus Music Competition (State Level). The jury is comprised of internationally acclaimed musicians with established careers as soloists, professors, non-profit leaders, and chamber musicians. The jury will select winners in each instrumental & age category for each state in the United States. Winners will be invited to compete at the 2022 OPUS National Music Competition for cash prizes and national titles.

Alexandria Le, described as a “passionate and involved player” (New York Concert Review) and a “hypertalented pianist” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), has appeared as a soloist on the world’s most illustrious stages, such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Salle Cortot in Paris, and in the most intimate of venues, such as the French Embassy in New York City and the Parrish Museum in the Hamptons.

Raúl García is the Principal violist of the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia. Winner of the Georgina Lucy Grosvenor Memorial Viola Prize at the Yale School of Music for excellence in performance, Raúl has established himself as one of the most promising artists of his generation.

Meta Weiss (pronounced MAY-ta) made her international debut at the age of seven in Utrecht, Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation. An acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, her performances have taken her to venues throughout the US and internationally, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, The Kimmel Center, Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, and Teatro Britanico (Peru).

Samuel Deason is an internationally acclaimed musician, nonprofit leader, educator, and keynote speaker. His orchestral debut performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.2 under Peter Oundjian was the first concerto performance of Koerner Hall’s inaugural season in Toronto. Since he has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony orchestra under Lio Kuokman, and concerti by Liszt-Busoni, Gershwin, Khachaturian, and Shostakovich with orchestras across North America and Europe. In 2016, Samuel was named 2nd prize winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, performing with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and 3rd prize winner of the Kerikeri International Piano Competition in New Zealand.

Learn more about the jury by visiting the jury page at

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