Cellist Jonah Krolik places concerto competition

April 6, 2014 

Cellist Jonah Krolik was the second-place winner of a youth concerto competition.

COURTESY OF THE HILTON HEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Cellist Jonah Krolik, an East Chapel High senior, won second place in the 2013 Hilton Head Symphony Youth Concerto Competition.

The competition was held in February at St. Luke’s Church.

The annual competition is for gifted musicians in grades 12 and under.

This year 10 young musicians competed in the final round.

“These are some of the finest musicians I have encountered during my 20 years of coordinating competitions,” said Youth Concerto Competition director Joseph Gimbel.

Jonah received a $500 honorarium and was granted a recital weekend on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jonah started playing the cello at age 6, taking lessons from Leslie Alperin of Chapel Hill.

For the past 6 years, Jonah has studied with Bonnie Thron, principal cello of the N.C. Symphony Orchestra.

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