Dubuque Symphony Announces 2014 Student Concerto Competition Winners

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Student Concerto Competition. It was held at Clarke University’s Jansen Music Hall on Wednesday, March 12.

Judging twelve performances featuring 7 different instruments were Dr. William Intriligator, DSO Music Director and Conductor; Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities at UW-Platteville; and Carol Carlson, DSO violinist and Lecturer of Violin/Viola and Music Appreciation at UW-Platteville.

Charles Craig, 18 years old from Maquoketa, IA, took first place for his performance of the Concerto for Clarinet by Johann Stamitz. He will receive $500 and an invitation to perform as a soloist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Intriligator at the 3rd Grade Arts Trek education concerts in October 2014.

Sam Naumann, 17 years old from Peosta, IA, and Sam Sykes, 12 years old from Dubuque, IA, won second place for their cello duet. They performed the Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos, RV 531 by Antonio Vivaldi. Each student will receive $300 and an invitation to perform their duet with the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra during the 2014/2015 season.

Pianist Rachael Demaree, 17 years old from Platteville, WI, won third place for her performance of the Concerto in A minor, op. 16 by Edvard Grieg. She will receive $100.

All competition winners will be recognized and awarded prize money at the Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles Concert on May 18, 2014.

The competition is sponsored by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra League. It is open to 8th- 12th grade students in the tri-state area and designed to inspire more advanced students to prepare, audition and compete for the opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra.

For more information regarding Dubuque Symphony Orchestra education programs, call (563) 557-1677 or visit www.DubuqueSymphony.org.

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