Another edition of Alumni Updates
To all our alums, keep sending us your news, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Congratulations to violinist Caroline Goulding (TV#103, Radio #s 189, 164, 142) and pianist Charlie Albright (Show #66) on becoming First Prize Winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York this weekend.
An upcoming performance by the Bucks County Symphony at Central Bucks High School in Pennsylvania will feature two From the Top alums: Bihn Park (Show #198) and Carol Jantsch (Show #75). Carol is now a principal tuba player with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more.
Sage Po (Show #199) recently performed a solo benefit concert in support of Hospitality House, Nevada County’s (CA) community shelter for the homeless. The concert also announced the release of Sage’s classical harp CD “Shimmering Strings.” During the first weekend in December, Sage will be accompanying the El Paso Young Ladies Choir in 2 performances of Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” and also a solo set at their holiday concert that Sunday. Sage met the choir while performing on From the Top in June in El Paso.
Thomas Steigerwald (Show #185 ) recently won the Senior Piano Performance Competition of the Texas Music Teachers National Association held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He will represent Texas at the US South Central Division competition to be held January 10 at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Division winners advance to the national competition held in March at the MTNA national convention.
Cellist Jonah Ellsworth (TV # 206, Radio #s 144, 175, 179 ) will perform as a soloist with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra on November 29 in Cambridge, MA. He was chosen through the orchestra’s second annual concerto competition.