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Four students named winners of concerto competition

The judges of the annual Georgia Southern Symphony Concerto Competition have reached a decision after hearing 14 outstanding performers. The four winners of the competition are:

  • Shannon Coffman, violin, for her performance of Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
  • Nestor Jaenz, oboe, for his performance of Hummel’s Introduction, Theme and Variations, Op. 102
  • Samuel Cho, cello, for his performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 126
  • Natasha Martin, piano, for her performance of Saint Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

The four will perform with the Georgia Southern Symphony, conducted by Maestro Adrian Gnam, at the Catch a Rising Star concert Monday, March 5 at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

The judges of the concerto competition were Charlie Horel, Collin McKenzie, Dan Pittman and Wemberly Ponder.


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