Hershey Symphony Orchestra Selects 2014 Dackow Scholarship Winner

Hershey Symphony Orchestra Selects 2014 Dackow Scholarship Winner

The Hershey Symphony Orchestra proudly announces seventeen-year-old Kathryn Westerlund as the winner of the 2014 Dr. Sandra Dackow Scholarship recipient.

Kathryn has dedicated herself to her passion for music as a cellist and pianist for fourteen years. Her extensive musical education stems from years studying at the Pennsylvania academy of Music and from lessons with various seasoned music instructors.

As a bi-instrumentalist, Kathryn has become an impressively decorated musician. Early accomplishments include performing her cello on NPR's "From the Top" at the age of 13. Most recently, the Harrisburg Symphony recognized her as the grand prizewinner of the Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Rising Star Concerto Competition for her performance on the piano. For winning the competition, she will be performing Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Harrisburg Symphony in March 2015.

Kathryn was invited to join the Hershey Symphony Orchestra in 2011 after winning the Young Artist Competition. Her three years in the ensemble have amplified her love for music and her drive to share her passion with others. Currently, Kathryn is the co-principal cellist for the group and has also been featured as the orchestra pianist and celeste. Looking ahead, Kathryn will continue to foster her love for music by beginning her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music this fall.

For more information on the Hershey Symphony Orchestra please visit www.HersheySymphony.org.