Congratulations to Bishop Kenny High School junior Matthew Phan winner of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO) Young Artist Competition. As the winner of this prestigious competition Matthew was invited to play the opening piano solo supported by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the May 3rd Jacksonville Symphony performance. He played Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 III Allegro Scherzando by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Phan has been playing piano since he was four years old and has won competitions on the local, state, and national levels. He manages a challenging academic schedule and has been a first honors student since his freshman year at BK. He is also a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. Matthew is the principal keyboardist of the JSYO Philharmonic and plays for Bishop Kenny and his church on the weekends.