The Schenectady Symphony announces the 2018 Lousie DeFeo Parillo Piano Competition Winners

The Board of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the winners of the Louise DeFeo Parillo Piano Competition.



1st place winner is William Lauricella, a 6th grader at Bethlehem Middle School. He studies with Joseph Fennimore and his elective was Tachaikovsky’s “Hunter’s Song” Op. 36a No.9.



2nd place winner is Jonathan Indajang, an 11th grader at Shenendehowa High School. He studies with Young Kim and his elective was Rigoletto Paraphrase by Franz Liszt.


William and Jonathan will be invited to perform at the League of the Schenectady Symphony Annual Meeting and Musicale to be held at the Schenectady Public Library on Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 at 7pm, in collaboration with the winners of the Stefan Concerto Competition for orchestral instruments. The public is invited to attend the performance, which is free,  and the presentation of the award. No reservations are necessary.

The competition was created in 1995 for young pianists in the Capital region to honor the memory of Louise DeFeo Parillo.  Mrs. Parillo was a locally prominent pianist who had her own radio show on WGY in the 1930’s and 40’ and was very active in the area music groups, including the Etude Club.  The aim of the Parillo competition is to encourage a life-long enjoyment of music in young pianists as accomplished professionals or dedicated amateurs, reflecting the spirit of Louise DeFeo Parillo herself.

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