2019 Classical Kids
Meet KVNO's 2019 Classical Kids
KVNO thanks the Soener Foundation for their support of the award-winning Classical Kids program.
|Hazel Jackson is KVNO's January Classical Kid. She's in 5th grade at the Montessori School and has been studying piano at the Omaha Conservatory of Music for just over two years. She loved competing at the state level where she received superior ratings and also enjoys singing and the process of writing music. Hazel also enjoys writing music to blend the notes that portray different moods and her favorite subjects include math, reading and science.||7-year old violinist, Christopher Lee is the classical kid for February. He attends Spring Ridge Elementary and has been studying violin at the Omaha Conservatory of music for four years. He is one of the youngest members of the Frontier Strings Ensemble. His favorites to play are the Pokemon and Star Wars Imperial March themes. He also enjoys reading, video games, audio books, and flag football.|
|Our classical kid for March is 11-year old pianist, Nicole Liu. She attends Kiewit Middle School and has been playing piano for four years. She also plays violin, clarinet and loves expressing herself through the music. She listens to KVNO for the amazing music and her hobbies include reading, writing and figure skating.||Owen Fuesel is our classical kid for the month of April. Owen is 12 years old and attends the Montessori Children’s School in Omaha. He’s been playing piano for over five years and studies at the Omaha Conservatory of Music. He likes putting a smile on people’s faces and lifting their spirits by playing music. He also does theater, loves to sing, and has performed in American Midwest Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker” and Opera Omaha’s “Tosca”.|
|Our May Classical Kid is 10-year old violist, Asher Abuhl. He has been studying viola and violin for 5 years and performs with the Frontier Strings Ensemble. He attends Trinity Classical Academy and loves basketball, reading and legos. He loves that music is always something he can get better at and enjoys playing for the public at assisted living facilities and the Farmer’s Market during the summer.||
Libby Meade is the Classical Kid for June. She just turned 14 years old and has been playing the viola for 4 years. She studies at the Omaha Conservatory of Music where she also studies violin and performs in a chamber ensemble called the "Cricket Quartet". She loves European history and reading and enjoy summer camps through the Omaha Conservatory. She enjoys basketball and listens to KVNO for inspiration.
|The classical kid for the month of July is 13-year old organist, Thomas Koch. Thomas is homeschooled and has been playing the piano for six years and just started playing organ last year. He takes organ at St. Paul's Music Conservatory in Council Bluffs and loves the organ for being a complex instrument. He runs track and has won the Iowa Music Teachers Association state auditions two years in a row.||The classical kid for August is 10-year old cellist, Liliana Martic. She studies at the Omaha Conservatory of Music and has been playing since she was 3 years old. She loves the challenge of difficult songs, live performances and enjoys playing at nursing homes. She also loves to swim, play volleyball and is a really big Cubs fan!|