A Conversation with 15-year-old violinist Hannah White, Winner of the Prestigious Sphinx Competition

Time Slot:  10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Join WCLV’s Angela Mitchell as she hosts a program of music and conversation with violinist Hannah White.

Hannah, age 15, has been playing the violin seven years.  She is in her fifth year as merit scholarship recipient and member of the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy, a pre-college training program for highly gifted musicians.  Hannah has been a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra String Orchestra, Philharmonia, and made the rare jump to Senior Symphony at age 11.

Hannah has performed solo with many professional orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra and Sphinx Symphony Orchestra.  She will join the renowned Cleveland Orchestra for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert on January 16.  (The concert will broadcast live on WCLV 104.9, 90.3 HD2, at wclv.org and via free NPR Music and TuneIn Radio apps.)

Hannah received the invitation to perform with The Cleveland Orchestra shortly after being named the 2015 Junior Division winner of the Sphinx Competition.  Held annually in Detroit, the Sphinx Competition offers young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting. Its primary goals are to encourage, develop and recognize classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities.

During their conversation, Angela Mitchell will speak with Hannah about her musical studies and career opportunities that exist for young classically-trained musicians. 

Be sure to join us on January 15th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for this excellent enrichment opportunity! 

To participate in the videoconference contact john.ramincone@ideastream.org or call 216-916-6360 by January 13th.

This program is sponsored by the WVIZ Education Department and WCLV.  Our program is FREE to all interested schools.

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