PCS 2017 Major Auditions

April 22, 2017

The 2017 Major auditions of the Pittsburgh Concert Society were held on April 21 and 22. The adjudicator was James Gandre, President of the Manhattan School of Music.

Dr. Gander selected the following winners:

Aliana Whiteaker-Chudecke, soprano

Natalie Severson, harp

Harp, flute and viola trio:
Mia Venezia, harp
Aydan Hensley, flute
Brandon Foster, viola

Shadyside Brass Quintet
Douglas Peters, French horn
Joe Figliulo, trumpet
David DeAngelo, trumpet
Justin Miller, trombone
Matthew Tesch, trombone

Clarinet and piano duo:
Richard Smith 
Jiyoung Sin

Pittsburgh Cello Quartet:
Charlie Powers
Bronwyn Banerdt
Michael DeBruyn
Alexandra Thompson

The winners will be featured in concerts in September, October and November. Further information will be available on this site once scheduling is finalized.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who participated in these auditions.