North Ridgeville, OH (PRWEB) December 20, 2013
Lake Ridge Academy students, Ami Ishikawa '17 and Yuna Ishikawa '15 have been selected to perform in the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Ishikawa sisters will perform on February 10, 2014. The High School Honors Performance Series challenges elite students to perform at their very best, students rehearse and perform under master conductors and have the opportunity to perform before invited representatives from collegiate and professional music programs.
Yuna and Ami were both nominated by Lake Ridge Academy instrumental strings teacher, Tom Flowers. The sisters then auditioned and were accepted in October. Yuna and Ami would like to thank their mom, Mr. Flowers, Ms. Shaw, and everyone at Lake Ridge Academy. They would also like to thank Professor Milan Vitek at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, who they currently study with.
Both Yuna and Ami began playing the violin at age seven and now play for the Oberlin Arts and Sciences Conservatory. In 2009, Yuna participated in the A.M.I.S. (Association for Music in International Schools) Junior Honor Orchestra Festival in Singapore, where she performed in an orchestra of international string players from around the world. Yuna also participated in the festival in 2010 where she had the opportunity to perform in London. In both 2009 and 2010, Yuna was selected to play in the 1st violin section to lead the orchestra of approximately 150 international students. Ami has played in the world renowned Sala Nezahualcoyotl in Mexico and this past summer, both Yuna and Ami participated in the 2013 Credo Music Festival at the Oberlin Conservatory where they also had the opportunity to perform at Severance Hall.
To read more about the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, visit their website.
About Lake Ridge Academy
Lake Ridge Academy is an independent, nonsectarian day school offering co-educational classes from kindergarten through grade 12.
Founded in 1963, Lake Ridge Academy is committed to providing small class sizes and maintains an 8:1 student ratio. Located on a beautiful 88 acre campus, we are the only independent college preparatory school on Cleveland's west side.
Our mission is to send into a changing world confident young people of integrity who think critically and creatively while embracing the joy of lifelong learning.