Ethan Ocwieja Performs at Carnegie Hall

(above) Ethan onstage with accompanist Hyungmi Chu.

Allen W. Roberts Elementary School Student Ethan Ocwieja Performs at Carnegie Hall

Ten year old Ethan Ocwieja, a 4th grader at the Allen W. Roberts Elementary School in New Providence, received 2ndplace in the 2019 Little Mozarts Music Competition, part of the Crescendo International Competition, for his performance of Allegro by J.H. Fiocco. This earned him a spot to perform in the Winner’s Recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York on May 17, 2019.

The Crescendo Competition is an annual music competition held throughout the New York Tri-State area, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, Washington, Michigan, Minnesota, Canada, Italy, Russia, and South Korea.  Junior, intermediate, and advanced levels for all instrumentalists, vocalists, and duet groups competed.

In 2018, more than 5000 applicants competed and only first and second place winners of regional competitions are invited to perform at a recital at one of a few prestigious worldwide Winners Recital concert halls.

Ethan began studying violin at four years old with Halina Listopad from Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts and is currently studying with Jisun Kang, who has degrees from Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.

(above) Ethan Ocwieja, center, with his family, Carol, Matt, Lucas, and Andrew.

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