Wheaton student takes second in Elmhurst Symphony Association Young Artists Auditions

The Elmhurst Symphony Association announced the winners of the Dr. Robert Sanger Young Artists Auditions.

The auditions held Feb. 8 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church showcased 16 high school musicians, many from the western suburbs, who play a variety of instruments.

Lucie Ticho, from Hinsdale Central High School, won first place for Shostakovich Cell Concerto No. 1, movements III and IV.

Serena Harnack, from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, took second with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, movement I.

Third place went to Daniel Kaler, from New Trier High School in Winnetka, for his performance of Dvorak Cello Concerto in b minor, movement I.

Steven Song, from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville came in fourth for Dvorak Violin Concerto in a minor, movement I.

Ticho will perform with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra at a subscription concert for her first-place win. Other winners will perform for Kiwanis and other local groups in the next few months.