Congratulations to Sutherland High School student Amy Feng who was named the Grand Prize winner of Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) Young Artist Auditions and received the Aldridge-Tinker Scholarship for Instrumentalists.
RPO has honored talented Rochester area high school musicians since 1955 through its Young Artist Auditions. Forty-six students competed in this year’s competition that was conducted virtually with remote panels of accomplished professional educators and performers reviewing video files submitted by contestants.
Ten cash awards, $500 for winners and $200 for runners-up, were offered for five categories that included female vocalist, male vocalist, strings, piano and instrumental (woodwind, brass, percussion, harp or guitar). The winners and runners-up from the five award categories then competed for the vocal and instrumental $1,000 college scholarships. The Grand Prize winner, Amy Feng, who was selected from among the winners in the award categories, will have the opportunity to perform with RPO.