US violinist Sirena Huang wins Cooper Competition

August 22, 2011

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Sirena Huang, from South Windsor, Connecticut, won first prize in the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition for violinists, held in Cleveland, Ohio. The 17-year-old Huang, who studies with Stephen Clapp and Sylvia Rosenberg at the Juilliard School, received $10,000 and a full, four-year scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Second-prize winner Alexandra Switala, 17, from Grapevine, Texas, and third-prize winner Laura Park, 17, from Des Plaines, Illinois, also won full Oberlin scholarships.

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