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Concerto competition winners launch School of Music spring season

Alan Flurry

Five student winners of the annual Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concerto Competition will launch the spring Thursday Scholarship Series of concerts performing with the UGA Symphony Orchestra Jan 26. 

This year’s winners include:

Michael Baker, trumpet, Chaynes’ “Concerto for Trumpet (1st mov)”
Gabriella McClellan, cello, Dvorák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104, I. Allegro”
Anna Savelyeva, piano, Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No 3 (1st mov)”
Diego Suarez, piano, Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 2”
Yinzi Zhou, flute, Lowell Liebermann’s, “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op.39, II. Molto adagio, III. Presto”

The UGA Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Mark Cedel.

 The concert will be Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $3 with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 706-542-4400. Details about each performer are available at the link – Congratulations to this year's winners, who showcase the wonderful diversity of talent and musical interests in the school of music.

Image: Master of Music in trumpet student Michael Baker.

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