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Young Artists Competition Winners Recital

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Young Artists Recital

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra announces that the 2023 Young Artists Competition Winners’ recital will be held at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, February 5th, the finalists competed for cash prizes and a chance to perform on the Winners’ Recital. The recital will feature:

Level I – up to Grade 9


1st place – AJ Schmidt, flute (Franklin Regional HS freshman; teacher – Dan Parasky)

2nd place – Nia Hanington, flute (Franklin Regional HS freshman; teacher – Dan Parasky)

3rd place – Elsa Bandli, flute (Franklin Regional MS 8th grader; teacher – Dan Parasky)

Honorable Mention – Nolan Schnauber, violin (Greensburg Central Catholic JH 7th grader; teacher – Aaron Blackham)


1st place – William Duvall (PA Cyber Charter School freshman; teacher – René Seamone)

Honorable Mention – Levi Pecorari (homeschooled 5th grader; teacher – John Kulik)

Level II – Grades 10-12


1st place – Anna Qin, flute (Franklin Regional HS sophomore, teacher – Dan Parasky)

Tie for 2nd place – Madison Kraynick, clarinet (Greater Latrobe SH senior;
teacher – Lisa Thackrah

Tie for 2nd place – Regina Zezza, trumpet (Greater Latrobe SH sophomore; teacher – Ryan Rick)

These performers will present a recital of pieces chosen by the judges from their audition programs. Finals judges were Kathleen Campbell, Adam Gillespie and Brian Gilling.


February 12
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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