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Sophomore Featured on WCPO

Sophomore violinist Andrew Yang and instrumental music teacher John Rising were invited by WCPO-Channel 9, to appear on the show, “Cincy Lifestyle” in mid-December. During the interview, Yang shared that he felt proud to be able to play an 11-minute piece on the professional stage alongside the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Rising added that Yang’s efforts are extraordinary and the product of Yang’s focus and hard work. Yang was invited after he successfully auditioned for the opportunity to play a solo during the traditional, annual side-by-side with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra in April 2019, at Music Hall. Yang, who will play Franz Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasie,” was among five accomplished student musicians from the region who competed Nov. 10 for the prestigious post.