Violionist Andrew Sivaprakasam won the 2012-2013 West Virginia Youth Symphony Concerto Competition on Tuesday at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church.
The George Washington senior competed against nine other music students performing concertos with piano accompaniment in front of three judges selected by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Sivaprakasam earned a solo opportunity to play his piece, "Zigeunerweisen," by Pablo De Sarasate with the West Virginia Youth Orchestra at its spring concert at 3 p.m. May 5 at the Scottish Rite Temple.
Cellist Bethany Montrose was named the runner-up. She is a ninth-grader who is homeschooled in Cloverdale, Va. She will perform Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saens at the symphony's chamber concert at 3 p.m. March 24 at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church.
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