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Violist, violinist win symphony's youth competition

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2002

Juneau - Franz Felkl and Nina Schwinghammer are the winners of the Juneau Symphony's 2002 Youth Concerto Competition.

Felkl, a fifth-grader at Auke Bay Elementary, played the first movement from Accolay's "Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor." He will perform with the Juneau Symphony at its April 6, 2003, concert.

Schwinghammer, a sophomore at Juneau

Douglas High School, will perform the second movement of Telemann's "Viola Concerto in G Major" with the Juneau Student Symphony this fall.

The competition April 7 featured four young musicians. In addition to Felkl and Schwinghammer, Pauline Zheng and Peter Jorgensen played movements from Vivaldi's "Violin Concerto in A minor." The competition was judged by Juneau Symphony music director Kyle Wiley Pickett, Thrushhill Music School teacher and Youth Symphony conductor Rick Trostel, and Lisa Miles, owner and violin instructor at The Heartstring, a local Suzuki school.

The competition is open to all young musicians in Southeast. Applications for the 2003 competition will be available in January. For more information, contact the symphony at 586-4676.



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