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Hen Hud's Phillip Solomon Named 2015 National YoungArts Foundation Winner

Phillip Solomon
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CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Hendrick Hudson High School student and clarinetist Phillip Solomon has been named one of the 2015 winners of the prestigious National YoungArts Foundation awards.

As a YoungArts winner in the music division, Solomon will receive an award certificate and medallion, while Hendrick Hudson High School will receive a plaque as the home school of a YoungArts winner.

He will also receive monetary awards; be eligible for the famous 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts nomination and will participate in the YoungArts Winners Regional Program in the spring of 2015 in New York City.

He will take master classes with leading artists and meet other award winners, as well as compete for additional scholarship opportunities. The many performances at this event will be open to the public.

Previous YoungArts winners include performers Adrian Grenier, Kerry Washington and Nicki Minaj.

“Thank you for sharing your talent with us,"  the YoungArts Foundation wrote in a letter to Solomon. "We are immensely proud of you and your accomplishments, and look forward to supporting your growth as an artist,”

Solomon is a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School and his third year of clarinet studies at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, where he studies clarinet with Laura Flax. He most recently performed with The New York Youth Symphony, one of the leading youth symphonies in the country at Carnegie Hall in November.

To learn more about the National YoungArts Foundation, click here.

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