GAC sophomore Ivy Lee is headed to Carnegie Hall in New York City for the second time this year to perform. She recently placed 2nd in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. That win comes with an invitation to play at the winners recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on November 3. Ivy plays flute and piccolo in the GAC Symphonic Band and the GAC Marching Spartans.
“I decided to enter this competition because I have a huge passion and love for flute. I knew it was a wonderful opportunity when I auditioned, and I want to do something big with music in the future.” Ivy competed against 13-15 year old musicians internationally. The prestigious competition discovers outstanding artists, helping to launch international careers. And Ivy is thrilled to be among them.
Born in NYC, Ivy played in Carnegie Hall with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra last summer. But this time, she has a new performance challenge in this celebrated venue. “I am most excited for the big stage I’m going to perform on alone. It will be a solo with accompaniment.”
“There is a big difference at GAC. Mrs. Williams, Mr. Conrath, and Mr. Francis support me a lot, always boosting me up whenever I’m feeling frustrated with my pieces,” Ivy said. “They’ve helped me to grow musically and also as a person.”