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BRHS Teen Performs at Carnegie Hall


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rising Bridgewater-Raritan High School senior Tess Jacobson recently played her violin at Carnegie Hall as part of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of the United States.

Jacobson, who played at Carnegie Hall July 22, was one of two representatives from the NYO to be interviewed by NPR for the radio program “From the Top,” which aired the week of July 21.

Jacobson has been playing the violin with teacher Yousun Kim since she was 4 years old, and then started the viola with Ira Kraemer when she was in middle school.

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Over the years, Jacobson has been the principal violist in the NJ All State and Regional Orchestra from 2009 to 2014, and was the concert mistress in Region II in 2013.

Jacobson is continuing her violin studies, and has been attending Juilliard Pre-College since 2012.

Click to hear Jacobson on the radio program.

Check out some YouTube videos of her performances:

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