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Lincoln-Sudbury Sophomore Wins Concerto Competition

Sammy Andonian has been playing the violin since the age of four.

Sammy Andonian is a sophomore at Lincoln-Sudbury. (Courtesy Photo)
Sammy Andonian is a sophomore at Lincoln-Sudbury. (Courtesy Photo)
Sammy Andonian is only a sophomore at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. But as a musician, he's a seasoned veteran.

Andonian has been playing the violin since he was just four years old, and his resume is a lengthy one. Recently, Andonian added another accomplishment to his list of achievements.

The 15-year-old musician won the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition, earning the opportunity to perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor during a show at Kresge Auditorium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This is far from Andonian's first music award. The LSRHS student in 2013 was the first-place winner of the Walden Chamber Players’ Young Artists Competition, the New England Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloist Competition and the Brockton Symphony’s Feinberg Youth Competition.

Andonian has been a member of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and in 2012-13 he was the principal cellist of the MMEA's All-State Orchestra while also playing with the New England Conservatory's Youth Philaharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets to Andonian's MIT concert on Sunday, May 18, are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.BYSOweb.org.

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to indicate that Sammy Andonian plays the violin, not the cello as originally noted.

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