2019 Skip Gates Concerto Competition winners announced

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The Grand Rapids Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra held the annual Skip Gates Concerto Competition on Monday, March 4, for members of both groups.

The first-place winner from each group will perform with their ensemble at the spring concert: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019, at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.

CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA
First Place – Robin Meyer, Vivaldi G Minor Concerto for Violin
Second Place – Martha Maxfield, Vivaldi A Minor Concerto for Violin
Third Place – Madelyn Mill, Vivaldi A Minor Concerto for Violin

YOUTH SYMPHONY
First Place – Cameron Gouin, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto
Second Place – Lucia Pfeifer, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Third Place (tie) – Allison Werkema, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and Miriam DeVries, Khachaturian Violin Concerto
Honorable Mention: Peter Falb, Kabalevsky Cello Concerto

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to all of the performers who participated!