The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has awarded Sedra Bistodeau of Princeton its first-place award in its annual Young Artist Competition. The Young Artist Competition began in 1997 and has awarded cash prizes for superior performance to student musicians from the region for 16 seasons.
Bistodeau was awarded by the DSSO for her performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto, third movement. She has played violin since she was three years old and now studies under Sally O’Reilly, Professor of Violin, at the University of Minnesota.
Bistodeau has won several awards, including the Minnesota Orchestra’s top award in their School Music Auditions competition and grand prize in the St. Cloud Symphony’s Concerto Competition. As part of her first-place prize from the DSSO, she will perform with the DSSO in the upcoming Young People’s Concert on March 28 in Symphony Hall at the DECC.