Johns Creek Student to Solo With Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
Catherine Xie will perform at ASYO's Crescendo Concert on Sunday.
When the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra presents its Crescendo Concert on Sunday at the Woodruff Arts Center, a Johns Creek High School sophomore will be a featured soloist.
In her second season with the ASYO, Catherine Xie will perform the first movement of Saint-Säens’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Xie has a number of awards under her belt, including:
- Conference Recitalist of the Georgia Music Teachers Association State Competition for both piano and violin
- Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Piano Competition for the solo and four-hands categories
- Music Teachers National Association Piano Duet Competition in the Senior Division at the state level
- Second prize in the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition in 2012, playing at Carnegie Hall last fall
- ASYO Scholarship Competition
- Winner of the GMEA Concerto Competition, performing with the All-State Orchestra in March
In addition to her piano studies, Xie has played violin for five years and flute for seven years, and has studied ballet. She was also principal flutist for the GMEA All-State Band in 2010.
Xie volunteers at a piano studio mentoring young students and is a member of Coda, a newly formed group that provides free music lessons to elementary school students.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at atlantasymphony.org, www.ticketmaster.com, at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by calling 404-733-5000. The concert is Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.