2017 Classical Kids
Meet KVNO's 2017 Classical Kids
KVNO thanks the Soener Foundation for their support of the award-winning Classical Kids program.
|KVNO’s January's Classical Kid is 9-year-old Pauline Lee. Pauline has played violin for three years and studies at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, performs with the Frontier Strings Ensemble and her favorite musical memory was serving as concert master with OAYO at the Holland Center. She loves to share her talents with the community.||KVNO’s February Classical Kid is 13-year old pianist, Justin Lewis. He attends Kiewit Middle School and has been playing piano since he was five. Playing and practicing are a big part of Justin’s life, and he likes taking the opportunity to learn from others which he also sees as a great way to make new friends. Justin also enjoy basketball and studying music history.|
|Congratulations to KVNO's March Classical Kid, 10-year old Claire Peng. Claire attends Aldrich Elementary, has been studying piano for five years at the Omaha Conservatory of Music. She says the different pieces she plays makes her feel like she is in different dreams. She has competed in seven festivals and has always received a #1 rating. She also enjoys swimming and reading.||Cameron Vakili is KVNO’s Classical Kid for the month of April! He’s eight years old and attends Brownell Talbot. His grandmother encouraged him to start playing four years ago, and he now studies at the Omaha Conservatory and enjoys performing in recitals. He has received number one ratings from the District Festivals at UNO. He participates in chess club and loves attending car shows with his dad.|
|Congratulations to KVNO’s May Classial Kid, Taryn Geiger. She is 9 years old and has been studying violin at the Omaha Conservatory for two years. She loves playing Vivaldi and Mark O’Connor and enjoys going to the symphony. In her free time she reads, takes tap and ballet and volunteers for the Open Door Mission||Congratulations to KVNO’s June Classical Kid, Gayatri Kedar. (GUY-uh-tree Kay-Dar). She is eight years old and studies piano at the Omaha Conservatory. She has been playing since she was five years old and loves attending the Omaha Symphony concerts with her parents. One of her favorite performances was seeing Steven Hough perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” piano concerto.|
|Congratulations to KVNO’s July Classical Kid, Dmitrii Shaposhnikov. He is 12 years old and studies piano at the Omaha Conservatory of Music. He likes to compose a new piece of music every week, and says the piano reminds him of so many good things in life, like to relax, have fun and enjoy. He also enjoys performing online for his relatives in Russia!||Congratulations to KVNO’s August Classical Kid, Austin Lewis. He attends Aldrich Elementary and has been playing piano for six years. His favorite composers include Bach, Schumann and Clementi. He enjoys outdoor activities like riding his bike, playing soccer and hanging out with his dog, Buddy and his favorite subject in school is science.|
|Congratulations to KVNO’s September Classical Kid, Alison White. She is 11 years old, plays the cello and attends Elkhorn Middle School. She has been taking lessons for three years and studies at the Omaha Conservatory. She loves performing on stage and at her church around Christmas time. She also loves drawing.||The Classical Kid for the month of October is 11-year-old pianist, Lademi Davies. She attends Lifegate Christian School and studies at the Omaha Conservatory. She has been playing piano since she was three and also participates in her school’s band, church choir, and plays the oboe and guitar. She listen’s to KVNO because it’s relaxing.|