South Shore Conservatory students bring home awards from HuiMin Wang Youth Concerto Competition

Rahul Prasad of Hingham, who placed first in the 14-18 age division of the HuiMing Wang Youth Concerto Competition, is a student of Janet Underhill, courtesy image

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) congratulates pianists Ella Lui and Grace Chen, and bassoonist Rahul Prasad for placing first in their age divisions in the HuiMin Wang Youth Concerto Competition.  Presented in hybrid form, this is the first SSC competition that offered an in-person option since pandemic restrictions began last March.

Placing first in the 8-10 age division, Ella studies with SSC piano instructor HuiMin Wang and lives in Braintree.  Grace Chen of Hingham, who took first in the 11-13 age division, is also a HuiMin Wang student.  Placing first in the 14-18 age division, Rahul, a student of bassoon instructor Janet Underhill, is from Hingham.  All three student musicians will be featured in Plymouth Philharmonic’s recorded virtual winners’ concert which will be accessible through the March edition of The Phil’s interactive digital magazine, Connections.

Grace Chen of Hingham, who placed first in the 11-13 age division of the HuiMing Wang Youth Concerto Competition, is a student of HuiMin Wang, courtesy image

Plymouth Philharmonic Conductor Steven Karidoyanes judged the competition in person, while SSC faculty member Mary Cicconetti and Longy School of Music faculty member Spencer Myer judged virtually.  Non-wind participants performed socially distanced and in-person.  Wind and voice students performed virtually.

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Ella Liu of Braintree, who placed first in the 8-10 age division of the HuiMing Wang Youth Concerto Competition, is a student of HuiMin Wang, courtesy image

For over half a century, South Shore Conservatory has been instrumental in shaping the lives of thousands of students, both young and old. With beautiful campuses located in both Duxbury and Hingham, South Shore Conservatory is the largest nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, offering robust programs for music, dance, and drama. The Conservatory proudly offers instruction from some of the best educators in the United States, allowing students to train in over 50 programs and featuring over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. If you would like to learn more about South Shore Conservatory, please visit them online at www.sscmusic.org.