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Rising Stars Gala

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A highlight of the Rising Stars Gala will be musical performances by winners of Discover Classical's Young Talent Search. The first four are winners of the 2022 search, and the final two are returning from the 2021 Young Talent Search. Discover Classical's Young Talent Search is supported by a generous gift from Charles and Patti Demirjian.

Benedict Cecilio, pianist
Isabella Fiers, pianist
Alena Scott, flutist
Ian Shang, pianist
Vivian Chang, violinist
Giovanna Konya, harpist

Benedict Cecilio

Benedict Cecilio, pianist

Benedict Cecilio is a 16-year-old pianist from Montgomery.

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Isabella Fiers

Isabella Fiers, pianist

Isabella Fiers is a 15-year-old pianist from Germantown. She was about six when she began piano lessons with her mother and now she studies with Samee Griffith at Star City Music Studios. Isabella also sings in a choral group and has performed in stage musicals. She says, "Being able to learn music actually helps in acting and singing." Isabella has successfully participated in many competitions and festivals, and aspires to be a music teacher herself someday. "I think that it's really enjoyable to just be able to come and share my talents with other people," she says. Listen to Isabella's ArtsFocus interview:

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Alena Scott

Alena Scott, flutist

Alena Scott is a 17-year-old flutist from Hamilton.

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Ian Shang

Ian Shang, pianist

Ian Shang is a 14-year-old pianist from Mason.

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Vivian Chang

Vivian Chang, violinist

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Giovanna Konya

Giovanna Konya, harpist

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If you have questions about the Rising Stars Gala, contact Martha Harris at marthah@dpr.org or (937) 222-9377.