Artists In Residence is a program designed to foster creative and professional growth for emerging and established performing artists. Launched in 2019, Artists in Residence provides selected young and professional musicians with access to All Classical Portland’s world-class facilities and studio time. Artists also enjoy opportunities to expand and deepen engagement with audiences, including on-air performances on Thursdays @ Three, appearances at station events and concerts, and features on special broadcasts. Artists are encouraged to pursue creative research projects and to publish related articles about their work and findings through All Classical Portland’s wide-reaching platforms. Artists receive a scholarship award to assist in their projects, performances, and continued studies. In addition, All Classical Portland will present each artist in recitals during their residency. The residency is designed to support artists in pursuit of new projects and ideas and to take creative risks.
All Classical Portland’s 2020 Artists in Residence:
Adam Eccleston, Professional Artist in Residence: Adam Eccleston is an accomplished flutist of international renown dedicated to promoting diversity and equity in classical music. As a soloist, Adam Eccleston has appeared with several orchestras around the United States and Europe, and has performed in venues such as the Kurhaus Wiesbaden in Germany and Jordan Hall in Boston. Adam draws musical inspiration from his Caribbean and Panamanian heritage. He works extensively with MESDA group, a non-profit organization active in underdeveloped countries around Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Eccleston serves as the Director of the BRAVO Cesar Chavez Wind Program and is also co-founder of the duo From A to Z with Mexican-born guitarist Zaira Meneses.
“I’m still in awe that All Classical has seen how passionate I am about music and teaching. I’m forever grateful to use this incredible platform to further my music endeavors and to share it with everyone.” – Adam Eccleston, flutist
Natalie Tan, Young Artist in Residence: Natalie Tan is a senior student at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. She has studied piano for eleven years and is currently a student of Linda Barker. Natalie is a two-time winner of MetroArts Inc.’s Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Concert (2017 & 2020), and winner of the 2017 PYP Biennial Piano Concerto Competition. Natalie serves on Jesuit High School’s mock trial team and is in her fourth year as an intern at OHSU. In addition to her passion for music, Natalie loves to travel, discuss science and policy, and analyze literature. The collaboration between All Classical Portland and Metro Arts, Inc. for its Young Artist in Residence program is in its second year. MetroArts, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting life-long learning through the arts.
“I have grown up listening to All Classical and it has been my source of inspiration and comfort for many years. I am excited to be a part of this community which is so integral to Portland’s identity and strives to give so much of itself for its listeners.” – Natalie Tan, pianist
All Classical Portland launched the Artists in Residence program in 2019.
Here’s a look back at our past Artists in Residence.
2019 Artists in Residence
Hunter Noack, Professional Artist in Residence: Internationally acclaimed concert pianist, integrates literature, visual art, dance, theater and design in his presentations of classical music. Through the IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild outdoor concert series he brings a 9-foot concert Steinway into the wild where state and national parks, historic sites, and other spectacular locations replace traditional concert halls. Listening to the live music through wireless headphones, the audience is free to wander through the landscape. Winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt competition in 2011, Noack holds degrees from Guild Hall (London), University of Southern California, and San Francisco Conservatory.
Taylor Yoon, Young Artist in Residence: Taylor is a junior and a principal cellist at Lakeridge High School. Taylor and her older sisters perform as the “Yoontrio”, often raising funds to support local charitable causes. In 2017, Taylor helped establish a nonprofit organization called Olivenbaum in an effort to bring all people together in peace and harmony. Winner of Oregon Cello Society Scholarship Competition in 2010, and Trula Whelan Concerto Competition in 2011 & 2014, Taylor currently studies with Mr. Ken Finch. In partnership with Metro Arts Inc.