Student of the Month -  October 2022

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Pallas-16, cello

Pallas is in 11th grade at CS Arts in Duarte, where he plays in the symphony and a string quartet. His favorite subjects are cello and chemistry, and he likes Dungeons and Dragons, Tae Kwon Do, eating food, trying new food, walking, and playing cello. When he grows up, he’d like to be a doctor and a musician.  He’s played cello for 6 years, and says that he’s best at eating, because the best thing in the world is food. He believes everybody having health care would make the world a better place. He most admires his sister, Salla, and he’d love to have a conversation with Jacqueline DuPre. Pallas’s favorite piece so far is Popper’s Gavotte in D Major, he likes Beethoven the most so far, he likes the freedom and challenge of music, and he has finally reached his goal of playing a concerto! Pallas is currently working on Popper Etudes and the Kabalevsky Cello Concerto. He’s been Student of the Month 4 times. This year he plans to participate in ASTA and MTAC adjudications as well as other master classes and festivals

Theo played Vittorio Monti's "Czardas" at our Spring recital on June 5.

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