Local High School student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall


Gabrielle Edwards, a student at Natchitoches Central High School, was selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform violin in February with the Honors Symphony Orchestra. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Earlier this year, Gabrielle auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Gabrielle will join other performers from 49 states, Guam, two Canadian provinces, and a number of foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

Gabrielle has studied music for 4 years and is a member of Natchitoches Central High School orchestra under the direction of Syll Young-Olson. She attended NSU E-lab and Middle Lab where she studied under the direction of Katrice LaCour. In response to her selection as a finalist, Gabrielle threw her arms in the air and with a joyous shout said, “I made it!”

7 thoughts on “Local High School student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

  1. Congratulations you deserve it. I know your family is over the moon proud of you. Keep up the Awesome work. This Little Lady is Going Places.

  2. I am so very happy for this talented & well trained young lady.
    She has been blessed to have both Katrice LaCour & Sly Young Olsen;
    they are simply wonderful and Natchitoches is blessed to have them!

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