Symphony honors young musicians
Cristina and the other contest participants performed a concerto movement of their choice from memory in two rounds of auditions. Cristina, 13, a violinist and seventh-grader at West Cary Middle School, performed the first movement of Haydn’s Concerto for Violin in G Major. She received a $300 cash prize.
Pianist Henry Hsieh, 18, of Cary tied for second place in the senior division, for ages 16-21, and received a $250 cash prize. Henry, who graduated this year from Enloe High School in Raleigh, performed a movement from Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73.