Symphony Academy students win 2016 Bill Riley Talent Search Competitions
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 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 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!