Juneau grad wins Fairbanks Symphony Concerto Competition

Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011

Juneau graduate Franz Felkl, 19, a sophomore music major at UAF, took top honors in his age group in the Fairbanks Symphony Association Concerto Competition. Felkl won the UAF student category with his performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major. Felkl studies violin with Kathleen Butler-Hopkins and performs with both the Fairbanks Symphony and the Arctic Chamber Orchestra.

The other winners are Ari Endestad, 10, of Fairbanks (11 years and younger category); Laila Brubaker, 13, of Fairbanks (12-15 years category); and Kendra Frey, 16, of Fairbanks (16-18 years category).

Winners were selected from among 31 young musicians. All four will perform with the symphony in a May 1 concert.

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