Young Artist Competition
Congratulations to this year's Young Artist Competition winner, Emily Shehi!
In addition to receiving $1000 (generously sponsored by the Dlabal Foundation), Emily will perform the first movement of Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra with the Kansas City Symphony in May!
Emily Shehi currently studies violin with Noah Geller and Tiberius Klausner. She has also studied privately with Alice Joy Lewis, Brian Lewis and Paul Kantor. Since receiving an invitation at the age of eight to perform as a guest soloist with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, Emily has soloed with Ottawa Chamber Symphony, Overland Park Orchestra and Salina Symphony. She has participated in master classes with Catherine Cho, Chloë Hanslip, Erin Keefe, Midori, Sally O’Reilly, William Preucil and David Updegraff. Emily is a National Finalist in the 2013 MTNA Junior Performance Competition and will travel to Anaheim, California in March. Her awards include first place for the Kearney Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, ASTA National Solo State competition, Mozart Concerto competition of Kansas Music Teachers Association, and Youth Symphony of Kansas City Concerto Competition. Emily attends school in Olathe, Kansas, and enjoys reading and being on the tennis team.
For questions or more information,
please contact Education Manager Stephanie Brimhall at (816) 218-2639