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Student concerto winners to be featured orchestra soloists

February 24, 2014
Robin Luogo ’15
Robin Luongo ’15

Fans of the Skidmore College Orchestra will hear back-to-back winners of the student concerto competition in a concert titled “Bach to Bach Soloists” scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center.

Cellist Robin Luongo ’15 and flutist Emily Przysinda ’15 are the featured soloists in a program that includes three compositions by Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor (transcribed by Edward Elgar), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and Toccata and Fugue in D minor (transcribed by Leopold Stokowski); along with Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, by Dvorák, featuring Luongo, and Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, by Gordeli, with Przysinda as featured performer. Anthony Holland, associate professor of music, directs the orchestra.

Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/Skidmore community, and free for students and children. Please click here to reserve tickets.

Luongo, a computer science major, began playing the cello at the age of 9 and music has been an integral aspect of his life ever since. He participated in Westchester All-County orchestras as well as NYSSMA throughout middle and high school, and in his senior year was principal cellist of the Greater Westchester Youth Orchestra. He began playing the cello at age 9, and music has been an integral aspect of his life ever since.

Emily Przysinda ’15
Emily Przysinda ’15

He participated in Westchester All County Orchestras as well as NYSSMA throughout middle and high school, and in his senior year was principal cellist of the Greater Westchester Youth Orchestra. Last May he traveled to Vienna along with other students and Senior Artist-in-Residence Michael Emery to participate in the 2013 Varna International Festival. As a Filene Scholar, he performs in the Skidmore Orchestra as well as various chamber ensembles. He studies with Nathaniel Parke.

Emily Przysinda is a music and neuroscience double major.  She is an enthusiastic member of the Skidmore College Orchestra and participates in various chamber ensembles. She also sings in Vocal Chamber Ensemble and Chorus.  Last spring Przysinda performed a shared recital and she has another planned for March 22.  At Skidmore she has played in master classes for Marina Piccinini, Katherine Hoover and Tara Helen O'Connor and currently studies with Jan Vinci at Skidmore.  

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