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Nineteen-year old Nadia Azzi discovered her passion for music at an early age. Born in Dunedin, FL to Japanese-Lebanese parents, Nadia began playing the piano at the age of five. She combines with her versatile artistry as a soloist, chamber musician, and even as a collaborative artist. Nadia is the recipient of top prizes in numerous competitions at state, national, and international levels. She recently became the Grand Prize Winner at the 2012 Crescendo International Competition in NJ. She was also awarded the top prize in the Open Junior Early Music Category (2011) and Open Junior Piano Category (2012) at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition in Highwood, IL. At the age of 11, Nadia made her New York City debut at Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. Following engagements of note include her European debut at the Teatro Communale in Vipiteno, Italy and her orchestral debut at the age of 12 with the Boston Neo-politan Orchestra in Cambridge, MA under conductor Jon Ceander Mitchell. Nadia recently performed on NPR's "From the Top" radio show. Nadia has collaborated with numerous instrumentalists in chamber groups at the Aspen Music Festival and locally for the Pinellas Youth Symphony, Serenade Strings, and Bonnie Lads & Lassies Choir. Having begun violin lessons at age of 10, she has become the Concertmaster in the 2011-2012 and 2009-2010 All-County Orchestra as well as the Assistant Concertmaster in the 2012 All-State Orchestra. Nadia currently is a student of Fabio Bidini at the Colburn School.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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