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.