Symphony Academy students win 2016 Bill Riley Talent Search Competitions

August 30, 2016

The Des Moines Symphony Academy is pleased to announce that two of our Symphony Academy students were prize winners at the 2016 Bill Riley Talent Search Competition, held at this year’s Iowa State Fair.

Shana Liu2016 Bill Riley Talent Search Champion (Senior Division):

Shana Liu, Piano

Shana is a violist in the Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Youth Symphony and pianist in the Youth Symphony’s Honors Piano Trio. She won this year’s Senior Division Championship with a piano solo.

 

 

 

 

lucy sprout champion2016 Bill Riley Talent Search Champion (Sprouts Division):

Lucy Gannon, Piano

Lucy is a private violin student of John Helmich and is a violinist in the Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Youth Sinfonia.

 

 

Congratulations to Shana and Lucy on their Championships!