The Rising Stars recital concert held on April 2nd was well-attended and provided a wonderful evening of music. It was exciting to hear so many talented young people. All three 2018 Rising Star award winners performed (see photos at right): Amelia Korbitz (violin), top right, Kelly Jankowski (trumpet), middle right, and Lucie Boyd (viola), bottom right, showcased strong performances.
In addition, four recipients of other DGMC awards performed: two student recipients of Private Lesson Awards in 2018, Jack Sifuentes (viola) and Pallavi Fisher (violin), and the first-place winners of both the Junior and Senior levels of the 2019 Piano Competition, Abigail Gillham and Kelly Yi, respectively.
Other outstanding young musicians in our community who performed included the O’Neill Middle School Chamber Strings (above) and vocalist Mackenzie McGuire (left), the winner of the 2019 IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest Perfect Score and Best of Room Awards.