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Piano competition winner returns to BG for ‘From the Top’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:15
Teenage pianist Patrick Pan, the winner of last February's David D. Dubois Piano Competition at Bowling Green State University will return to campus for the live taping of National Public Radio's "From the Top" Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall.
Pan, 15, from Houston, Texas, and a student of John Weems, is one of three acts booked to date for the program.
He has won numerous competitions on both piano and violin, and is a prize winner in math and science as well.
Also booked to appear for the live taping are:
• Lena Goodson, a   15-year-old contrabassist from York, Pa. Goodson attends Central York High School and studies bass with Devin Howell, the principal bassist of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
• Quartet Lumiere, based at The Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago. The quartet won the Junior Division of the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Members are: violinist Rebecca Benjamin, violinist Gallia Kastner, violist Mira Williams and cellist Josiah Yoo.
Hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley, the show is heard locally Sundays on WGTE-FM and features the performances and personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country.
The taping is the opening concert of the College of Musical Arts' Festival Series.
For tickets and information, visit www.bgsu.edu/cultural_arts.

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