Congratulations to Benjamin Mendiola for earning 2nd place in the Solano Symphony's Concerto Competition.
Ben competed with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in October.
Benjamin has been a YACM student since he was 8 years old, and has studied classical piano with Wanda Cook for the last 4 years. Ben is a featured pianist with YACM. His recent repertoire besides the 30-page Rhapsody in Blue include Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, Copeland's Cat and Mouse, and Poulent's Novellet.
Ben will perform Sleigh Ride, a duet with 2nd-year Featured Soloists, Allie Knitter, and he will play viola with the Rock Orchestra at Holiday Harmonies on Dec. 21, 2014.