Due to incomplete information supplied to The Valley Advantage, three students who will be performing this month at Carnegie Hall in New York City were not given the same recognition in last week’s front page article as several other students. The Advantage regrets that this occurred and extends its apologies to the students and their families.
The students who should have been more completely presented are:
• Giovanni Ramos, age 9, who, although he lives in Peckville, is a fourth-grade student at St. Clare-St. Paul’s School in Scranton. Giovanni will be performing his second recital at Carnegie Hall, and has been playing piano since age 6. He is a national student musician member in the American College of Musicians and is a recipient of Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs’ Gold Cup. He earned first place in Level 4 at the New York Southern Tier Piano Showcase Competition, and at Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival State Showcase Recitals at Pennsylvania State University, Elizabethtown College, Seton Hill University and Millersville University.
• Although Brooke Anne Pawelski, age 8, attends North Pocono Jefferson Elementary school, she has a home in Olyphant. She began lessons at the age of 4 and has performed at Kirby Center, and at many other recitals including local nursing homes and The Mall at Steamtown. She received a superior rating for four years in the National Federation Gold Cup Festival in Stroudsburg, and has been a three-year national winner in the National Piano Playing Guild auditions. She also studies dance and loves to play softball with Jefferson Township.
• Madison Zielinski, who lives in Throop, has been named to the National Federation of Music Clubs five years in a row and has performed in Robert Vandal’s master class recital through the Millenium Music Teachers Association. She has also performed at the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival since 2009, scoring 85 percent or higher. She is a Gold Cup recipient at the Kirby Center Performace Pennsylvania Music Teacher State Gold Recital. She has also performed in the Ice Recital for two years.