E.M. Baker School fourth-graders Alston Leung and Ian Loo were members of a quartet that performed at the recent Concert Festival Grand Prix Winners Recital held at Carnegie Hall. The group played the “William Tell Overture” by Gioachino Rossini.
Leung and Loo both played the violin in the quartet. The young musicians were selected for this honor based on audio auditions that were judged by a panel of music professionals.
At Baker, where Anne Fogarty is the instrumental music teacher, Leung and Loo play violin in the Advanced Orchestra. In the school band, Leung plays the flute and Loo plays the clarinet.
Concert Festival, a private organization based in Sea Cliff, is now in its eighth year of offering unique opportunities for talented young musicians to participate in various concerts that are held in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.