Solebury School hosts the first concert in The Young Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Performing Arts Center.
Hosted by the school’s music department, the new concert series features Solebury School’s advanced performers. Cellist Owen Graham and pianist Kevin Zhou, both class of 2020, will take the stage, performing 30-minute solos and ending the evening with a duet.
All are welcome to attend the free show; no RSVP is necessary.
Graham was inspired to learn to play the cello about six years ago after watching a talented cellist perform. Today, he is a member of our Solebury Elite Ensemble and is the principal cellist for the Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra in Princeton, N.J.
Graham had the honor of performing solo at Carnegie Hall last year, after winning a competition to get there.
Zhou has played piano for 12 years but never as part of an ensemble until he attended Solebury School. “I used to just play solo, so getting to play music with others at first was different and special,” he said.
Last summer, back home in China, he dedicated much of his day to practicing piano. While his first passion is science, he hopes to possibly minor in music one day at college.
The next concert of this series will be held Friday, April 5.