Santa Barbara Music & Art Conservatory’s 28th Annual Young Soloists Showcase Concert

Posted on May 2 by SEASONS Magazine


Exceptional young musicians from The Music and Arts Conservatory of Santa Barbara will realize their dreams by performing with a professional orchestra in a breathtaking display of young talent on Sunday, May 6 at The Granada Theater at the Conservatory’s 28th Annual Young Soloists Showcase Concert. Chosen from an audition process, soloists will perform in front of a full, professional orchestra. Artistic Director Nina Bodnar says the students’ performances “represent many hours of hard work and very serious dedication to their craft.”

Bodnar, who is also an internationally renowned violinist and Santa Barbara native says, “Our students are excited and honored to perform before their parents, family, friends and the Santa Barbara community. Upon hearing them play, we think you will agree that classical music is alive and well, nurturing a new generation.”

Violinist Sofya Prykhitko, from San Marcos High School, will perform Polonaise in D Major by Henri Wieniawski. Home-schooled student Michael Sikich will perform Concerto No. 4 by Beethoven. Also on the violin is Camille Miller from Dos Pueblos High School, performing Ziguenerweisen by Pablo Sarasate. Joshelle Conley, from Highland Preparatory School, will play Concerto in g minor by Max Bruch on the violin.  Andrew Horak from Laguna Blanca School will perform Violin Concerto in d minor by Max Bruch. Pianist Marcos Schneider from Bishop Diego High School will perform Concerto in f minor by J.S. Bach. Home-schooled student Grace Stanton will perform Concerto in f minor by Frederick Chopin on the piano. Another pianist Daria Etezadi, from Laguna Blanca School, will play Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinseel, and Sophia Zheng from Dos Pueblos High School will perform Concerto in a minor by Schumann on the piano.

For more information call 805/899-2222 or visit www.sbmac.org

–Colleen Lai

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