Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Violinist Wins Georgia Philharmonic Competition

Virtuoso violinist wins award at Young Artists’ Competition

ROSWELL, GA: The Schwob School of Music had one student take home a top award from the annual Georgia Philharmonic Young Artists Concerto Competition, one of the largest young artists’ competitions in the South.
          Woodruff scholar violinist Samuel Vargas was the winner of the Samuel Fordis Young Artists’ Concerto Competition in the Virtuoso category. As a winner, Samuel will perform the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Georgia Philharmonic on Feb. 17, 2018, in Atlanta. Vargas is an undergraduate student of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz, The William B. And Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Chair in Violin.
The Georgia Philharmonic Young Artists Concerto Competition was named in honor of former concertmaster Samuel Fordis and invites the next generation of musicians to establish themselves in musical history. In the February concert, several young musicians will be featured from states all over the southeast.

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