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Winners named in Concerto Competition

February 2, 2011

First prize ($250) in the 2010-2011 Concerto Competition was awarded to Hanna Bingham (pictured), violin, from DeKalb, Ill. Image provided

From press release

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and Rock Valley College (RVC) recently announced the 2010-2011 Concerto Competition winners. The annual event offers the opportunity for music students ages 13-21 to compete for three cash awards and a featured performance with the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra in May.

First prize ($250) was awarded to Hanna Bingham, violin, from DeKalb, Ill. Bingham performed the first movement of the Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn. Her teacher is Blaise Magniere. She will perform as a featured soloist with the RSYO May 1.

Second prize ($150) was awarded to Joanna Nerius, violin, from Cherry Valley, Ill. She performed the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns. Nerius’ teacher is Rachel Handlin.

Third prize ($100) was awarded to Owen Ruff, violin, from Sycamore, Ill. Owen performed the first movement of the Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn. He is a student of Karen Weckerly.

For more about the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra or the RSO/RVC Concerto Competition, visit rockfordsymphony.com or call (815) 965-0049.

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