Live from Hochstein: Recital Competition Winners

Live from Hochstein: Recital Competition Winners

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Flutist Hayley Miller

Photo provided by Hochstein

Recorded live in April 2012 at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, this concert features the winners of the David Hochstein Recital Competition. The annual competition recognizes the outstanding musicianship and performance skills of advanced student musicians in grades 10-12 who reside in a nine-county region surrounding Greater Rochester. 

Hochstein Recital Winners Concert airs Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at


In the Piano Category, winner Stuart Burtner performs the music of J. S. Bach, Claude Debussy, and Lowell Lieberman. Stuart, of Rochester, began his piano studies with Dr. Bonnie Choi at the age of 10 in the Community Music Program of Nazareth College. He is a home-schooled senior and has been awarded a variety of competition prizes, as well as being the recipient of four performance-based scholarships.

The Strings Category winner, cellist Rachel Mills, performs Seven Variations on "Bei Mannern" from Mozart's "Magic Flute" by Beethoven and Ricordanza by George Rochberg. Rachel, a graduate of Webster Schroeder High School, began playing cello in third grade and now studies under Kathy Kemp at Hochstein.

The Winds, Percussion, and Harp Category winner is flutist Hayley Miller, who performs Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Henri Dutilleux and Concertino by Cécile Chaminade. Hayley, a senior at Canandaigua Academy, began playing the flute in 2004 and currently studies with Rebecca Gilbert, Principal Flutist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

 Live from Hochstein repeats that same day at 10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

To learn more about the series, and to see a complete schedule of performances, visit