Donovan Ramirez, a student at Parkview School who is concurrently enrolled at Travis Ranch School in Advanced Orchestra, was selected to perform with his violin in the Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in June. Participation in the Honors Ensemble is limited to the highest-rated young performers from across the world.
Donovan 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 their application and audition recording.
Donovan has studied music for five years and has been enjoying his last three years learning from Mr. Fang at Travis Ranch School.
Donovan will join performers from 39 other states and the District of Columbia for a special performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement. The finalists will come together in New York City where they will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other performers, and get a taste of New York City life including visiting the Statue of Liberty and seeing a Broadway show.
“Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Marion Gomez, Music Director for the Honors Performance Series. “We processed nearly 10,000 nominations this year and have selected the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at these renowned music halls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians will never forget.”
Congratulations Donovan!! What an honor and achievement. Playing at Carnegie Hall will be amazing.