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Bedford violin student places first in concerto competitions

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bedford resident Stacie Lin is on a roll. Since April, violinist Lin has won three concerto competitions throughout New Hampshire, while balancing a heavy course load at Bedford High School.

On April 12, Lin won the Young Artist Concerto Competition held by the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra. She performed the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra on June 8 at The Music Hall. On May 10, she won the Fifth Annual Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and will solo with them Nov. 8. On May 24, Lin won the New Hampshire Philharmonic’s Twelfth Annual Youth Concerto Competition at the Manchester Community Music School. She will perform with them during the 2014-15 season.

Lin’s teacher is Elliott Markow, of Manchester Community Music School. She has played in the N.H. Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra as Principle Second Violinist and in the N.H. Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years. Lin is a first violinist of the N.H. Philharmonic.

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