Seniors win Sycamore concerto competition
SYCAMORE – Paige Phelps, Danielle Pivonka and Owen Ruff are the winners of the 2013 Concerto Competition at Sycamore High School. Each year, seniors are encouraged to audition for the competition. Each winner performed a solo piece accompanied by their peers with the school’s symphony orchestra.
Paige performed Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, Allegretto non troppo, Allegro molto vivace on cello. She was selected to perform in the IMEA All-State Orchestra her sophomore, junior and senior years, and was first chair in the IMEA District Orchestra her senior year. She was awarded the National School Orchestra Award in May by her peers. Paige will study music education at Augustana College this fall.
Danielle performed Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42, No. 2, Scherzo by Tchaikovsky on violin. Danielle was selected to participate in the IMEA Orchestra all four years of high school and in the IMEA All-State Orchestra (the highest level at the IMEA Conference) her sophomore, junior and senior years. She received all Division I ranks at her solo and ensemble competitions and participated in pit orchestra all four years of high school. Danielle will study violin performance at North Park College in Chicago in the fall.
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