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East Chapel Hill student to play Carnegie Hall

Cecilia (Chae Hyun) Lee, a student at East Chapel Hill High School, was accepted for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
Cecilia (Chae Hyun) Lee, a student at East Chapel Hill High School, was accepted for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Photo courtesy Cecilia Lee

Cecilia (Chae Hyun) Lee, a student at East Chapel Hill High School, has been selected to play flute for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers.

Earlier this year, Cecilia auditioned and was accepted for the Honors Performance Series. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. She will join other performers from every state, Guam, two Canadian provinces and a number of foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall.

“I am extremely excited and honored to work with people all over the world who have the same passion as me,” Cecilia said.

Cecilia has studied music for five years and is a member of Triangle Youth Symphony. She has completed up to level 8 out of 10 in Certificate of Merit, received silver at the San Diego Flute Guild, participated in the SDUHSD Middle and High School Honor Bands, placed second at the San Diego Mozart Festival and received “excellent” at the RAFA Flute Solo Fest.

Finalists will come together in New York City for five days in February. They will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other finalists and get a taste of New York City. Two performances, an Honors Choral Performance and an Honors Instrumental Performance, will take place Feb. 5 and are open to the public.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue.

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