Golden Key 2012 – Carnegie Hall

This winter, students of the Music & Dance Academy auditioned for a very special opportunity to perform in the United States Golden Key Festival.

The Golden Key Festival was established in 2002 by Dr. George Borisov. The Festival is held yearly in historic performance venues in different key world cities such as Vienna, Paris, and New York City. The purpose of the festival “is to give young musicians the opportunity to display their talents on some of the most prestigious concert stages in the United States, to unlock for them the door into the magic world of art—a realm where almost everyone who steps on the stage is gratified with an incomparable feeling of self-affirmation.”

Students who excelled in audition amongst a field of over 800 students nationwide, earned the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall. This season, the Academy is honored to announce that each Academy student who auditioned received gold and silver medal status.

Academy students are thrilled by the chance of a lifetime to perform at a special honors concert May 24th at Carnegie Hall. The concert will include gold medal winners from throughout the United States in addition to professional classical performers from Vienna.

The Academy Golden Key Performers

Keoni Bolding, violin solo
Zakaria Lamri, violin solo, violin ensemble
Gabriel Lehrer, guitar solo
Massimo Marsella, piano solo
Jesse Crown, violin solo, violin duet and violin ensemble
Sam Alexander, piano solo
Aidan Bolding, cello solo
Jessie Crown, violin solo, violin duet, violin ensemble
Jeremy Wang, violin solo, violin duet, violin ensemble
Emma Whittman, violin solo, violin ensemble
Marisol Childress, flute solo

If you are interested in supporting our young artists and contributing to offset the cost of participating in this exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity, you can contribute using the following methods:

Mail a check to Music & Dance Academy/memo:CarnegieHall, P.O. Box 16216, Tucson AZ 85732, or

Donate online through Kickstarter.

Thank you for your support in nurturing our young artists!