Bucks County Herald

Gifted young performers play in New Hope concert

Brianna Tang of Edison, N.J., winner of the Bart Pitman Memorial Keyboard Scholarship, will be the featured performer at 2 p.m. March 15, at Delaware Valley Music Club’s Young People’s Concert, at the Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope.

Brianna, now a first-year student in the Department of Music at Stonybrook University in New York, was chosen by a board of professional classical keyboard professionals.

Since 2006, the young pianist has been performing regularly with the Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival di Chiogga during the Festival Musica, held yearly in Laguna, Italy, and has been among the top prizewinners. She also has appeared at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Steinway halls.

The fund awards a $3,000 scholarship each year to enable a deserving young performer to continue his or her classical music education as a piano or organ major.

Also included in the concert program are three prizewinners of the 2016 Bucks County Symphony Youth Competition.

The first place award went to 12-year-old violinist Leah Wang, a seventh grade honor student at Holland Middle School, associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, and the concertmaster of both full and chamber orchestras at her school.

The second prizewinner, Sarah Yoon, is a cellist and ninth grade honors student at Great Valley High School.

The runner-up was 15-year-old clarinetist Timothy Kim, a ninth grade student at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.

The Young Performer’s Concert March 15 is free for Delaware Valley Music Club members. Guests, as well as the general public, may attend for a $10 fee. A tea reception for members and guests follows the concert.

The Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 1680 Aquetong Road in New Hope.



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