the PCS 2016 Young Artists Auditions were held on Jaunuary 9 and 10. The Adjudicator was Fred Bronstein, Dean of the Peabody Institute.
Dean Bronstein selected ten winners who will receive scholarships from the Benjamin and Anna Perlow Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and will be featured in two concerts, March 6 and March 20, 2016.
The winners are, in alphabetical order:
Colin Aikins, tenor, Central Catholic High School, a student of Maria Spacagna
Rowan Belt, piano, homeschooled, a student of Natasha Snitkovsky
Rebecca Chen, piano, North Allegheny Senior High School, a student of Marina Lupinacci
Joseph Comella, violin, PA Leadership Charter School, a student of Cyrus Forough
Gracielle Constantine, piano, Ambridge Area School District, a student of Luz Manriquez
Chris Fedor, cello, North Allegheny Intermediate High School, a student of Katya Janpoladyan
Michal Hajlasz, piano, Sterrett Middle School, a student of Jeffry Harris
Emma Grace Kim, piano, Ross Elementary School, a student of Marina Lupinacci
Penn Quartet, Coached by Jeremy Black
Hannah Ishizaki, violin, PA Leadership Charter School, a student of Hong-Guang Jia
Kerry Broker, violin, Shady Side Academy Senior School, a student of Dennis O'Boyle
Jim Cunningham IV, viola, CAPA, a student of Marylène Gingras-Roy
Kyle Johnson, cello, Peters Township High School, a student of David Premo
Rebecca Scimio, flute, Franklin Regional School District, a student of Dan Parasky
Further information about the winners and the concerts will be posted on the PCS Web site as soon as programming is finalized.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who participated in these auditions.