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Youthful Talent Recognized by NJ’s Intergenerational Orchestra

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra applauds the winners of its 7th Annual Young Artist Concerto Competition, violinist Elizabeth Hendy and flutist Serena Huang. Honorable mentions were awarded to 13 year-old violinist CoCo Mi of Princeton and 17 year-old violist Johanna Nowik of North Plainfield.  
 
Berkeley Heights resident, Elizabeth Hendy, will perform with the NJIO, conducted by Warren Cohen on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in the Dolan Performance Hall on the campus of The College of Saint Elizabeth. Serena Huang performed with the orchestra in November.
 
 
Ms. Hendy, the first place winner, currently studies violin with Dr. I-Hao Lee while attending Juilliard Pre-College in New York. The 16 year old violinist began playing the piano at the age of 5 and the violin at the age of 6.  Other teachers have included Ann Setzer of The Mannes School, Stephen Clapp, the late Dean Emeritus of The Juilliard School and Elizabeth Faidley of Manhattan School for Music. She has performed as a soloist at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Dimenna Hall in New York City and will perform with the Monmouth Symphony in May. Ms. Hendy attends New Jersey’s Union County Vocational-Technical School (UCVTS) Academy of Performing Arts. 
 
The second place winner, 11th grader Serena Huang, also studies at Juilliard Pre-College and is a student at Montville Township High School. Ms. Huang has been the recipient of many awards including the gold winner at the National League of Performing Arts Showcase Competition.

 
The most talented musicians from the Garden State compete in this competition and the winners are selected by a panel of judges.  NJIO will hold its 8th Annual Young Artist Concerto Competition on May 14, 2015.  The competition is open to musicians from throughout New Jersey, currently in grades 6-11. In addition to an opportunity to showcase their talent during the following season, winners receive cash prizes and gift certificates. 
 
For more information regarding the upcoming concert with Ms. Hendy or the Concerto Competition, please contact Mary Beth Sweet, info@njio.org or (908) 603-7691. NJIO is committed to ensuring that its programs and events are accessible to all. www.njio.org.
 

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