Congratulations to PAA violist Vito Samaniego and violinist Ethan Yang on winning 1st place at the CalASTA Los Angeles Bowed Strings Solo Competition Finals! Ethan Yang was selected as the Grand Prize Winner and received the Noumi Fischer Prize among violinists, violists, and cellists alike, ages 18 and younger.
Both Vito and Ethan recorded a video submission for the preliminary round. Moving on, they then performed live at the Los Angeles Finals Competition. They were awarded $300 each! They will be advancing to the California State Competition, consisting of young musicians from Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Stockton.