York Senior Wins First Prize in Golden Classical Music Awards

The New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition recognizes talented musicians and performers of all nationalities and ages. The purpose of this music competition is “to discover artists of outstanding personality and provide awards which can help to launch international careers”. The Golden Classical Music Awards separates applicants into categories for strings, piano, wind, chamber music and vocal disciplines.

Participants, like York Prep Senior Sarah Warshavsky, submit video or audio recording materials and a panel of judges evaluates and punctuates the material submitted. Eventually, final selections are based solely on the recordings and winners all receive invitations to perform at the awards ceremony.

On the evening of Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Sarah was one of a handful of applicants invited to the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. One of York’s most talented students, Sarah won First Prize and performed “Quando M’en Vo”, from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini. Along with a certificate recognizing her “dedication to music and outstanding performance,” Sarah also received a medal.

But there is much more in store for a singer as gifted as Sarah. You may remember her wonderfully received performance alongside Jack Flesher in The Last Five Years. She will be celebrating her own graduation by performing at the 2018 York Prep commencement exercises. In the very next month she looks forward to performing at her largest venue yet. In the fall, Sarah will continue her singing career attending Barnard College, Columbia University. Congratulations Sarah on what is surely just the beginning of a very long, successful, and musical career!