Academy Pianist wins Bolz Young Artist Competition

After a live performance in Overture Hall, accompanied by the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Ariela Bohrod was named the winner of the Bolz Young Artist Competition in Madison, Wisconsin. As the winner of the competition, the senior piano major at the Arts Academy will receive a scholarship and will be a featured soloist with the MSO at the Spring Young People’s Concert.

Ariela and the three other finalists in the competition each performed a concerto excerpt with the MSO under the direction of Music Director John DeMain before a live audience. Bohrod performed the first movement from “Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22” by Camille Saint-Saëns.

“Ariela hears and flows with the actual musical effect, giving her timing and poise a level of maturity that is unusual among young performers,” said Thomas “T.J.” Lymenstull, instructor of piano at Interlochen Arts Academy, of his student. “She is also a hard worker and meticulously demanding of herself, which is also a key component of any serious artist.” 

The concert was broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, which prepared a short video profile of Ariela. The short video is posted with the permission of Wisconsin Public Television below.