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Albany High junior takes silver at regional piano competition

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Albany High School junior Alexandra Sipos once again played her way to the top at the 8th Annual Rachmaninoff Piano Competition on Feb. 11 in downtown Albany.

 

Her nine-minute, three-movement performance of Khachaturian’s “Sonatina 1959” earned her silver status at the event, although succeeding in regional piano competitions is nothing new to Sipos.

 

For the past three years, she has placed in the Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Tchaikovsky competitions, and has received the honor of “outstanding with distinction” at the New York State Music Teachers Association on an annual basis since 2013.

 

Sipos is an active member of Albany High’s jazz ensemble “The Jazzmanian Devils” as well as its female acapella vocal group “The Albanettes.”

 

Congratulations to Sipos for her achievement.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves more than 9,600 students in 17 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

 

         
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