The Gifted Music School
Two musicians from Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City were chosen to be on NPR's "From the Top," a nationally broadcast showcase for young musicians.
Aubree Oliverson, 13, will play the violin and Anastasia Magomedova, 14, will play the piano to the third movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto to a live audience Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Weber State University.
"They play at an extremely high level," said Eugene Watanabe, the director of the Gifted Music School. "What makes them special is they're both capable of playing at a near professional level. It's a result of years of training and hard work."
"From the Top" features some of the most talented youths from around the country, and the two were chosen from hundreds of applicants.
They will record a one-hour live performance with other young performers. The performance will be broadcast in a month, nationally on NPR and locally on KBYU-FM.
At the program, Magomedova, who immigrated from Tajikistan with her family, will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship fund.
The two have also performed as soloists in the past with the Utah Symphony, and Oliverson will return to do it again in May.
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