Curb Records competition winner to play with Nashville Symphony

Posted on: March 16, 2011

In Tuesday’s (3/15) Examiner (Nashville, Tennessee), Jason Parker writes, “The Nashville Symphony held its annual Curb Records Young Musicians Concerto Competition March 12–13 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Annie Bender, a junior at The Comenius School, won the grand prize, a $3,000 scholarship and SunTrust Classical Series tickets for four. Ms. Bender studies the violin at the Blair School of Music under the tutelage of Carolyn Huebel. Ms. Bender also will have the opportunity to perform at the Symphony Center on May 19 in the Nashville Symphony’s ‘Side-by-side’ Concert. Other top young performers recognized at this weekend’s competition include pianist Kevin Wang and clarinetist Collin Lewis. Mr. Wang, a sophomore at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, won a $1,500 scholarship and partial ticket package to the SunTrust Classical Series as first runner-up. Mr. Lewis, a senior at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, won a $300 award. Mr. Wang studies piano alongside Ronald Schneller of the Blair School of Music while Mr. Lewis studies with Nashville Symphony clarinetist and Blair instructor Cassie Lee.”

Posted March 16, 2011