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Where Are They Now? Sergei Kuznetsoff

Pianist Sergei Kuznetsoff is Young Texas Artists’ 2005 Grand Prize Winner and Gold Medalist in Piano. He recently shared an update on his career with us. It’s been about 17 years since you won YTA’s Grand Prize and Gold Medal in Piano. What have you been up to since then? It’s been a long time;…

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Encouraging Excellence

Several years before James A. “Jim” Pokorski helped establish Young Texas Artists, he volunteered to line up professional entertainment for the newly refurbished Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe. But not everyone was excited when he booked a performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” “People said you can’t do opera in Conroe; no one will…

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Young Texas Artists Delivers the Dazzle for 2022 Comeback

Successful weekend wows guests with extraordinary talent across multiple artistic disciplines MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – March 18, 2022 – Young Texas Artists (YTA) promised an unforgettable come back for 2022, and it delivered in a major way. After two years of COVID-19-related cancellations, the performing arts organization delighted audiences with a Finalists’ Concert & Awards…

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BACKGROUND: 2022 Young Texas Artists Music Competition and Medalists

Nearly 70 talented classical musicians from Texas and around the world competed in the Young Texas Artists Music Competition at the Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe March 10-12. THE COMPETITION This Young Texas Artists (YTA) program is for classical musicians ages 18-30 (and Voice contestants ages 20-32) who are Texas residents or affiliated with a…

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Ken Sebek: Financial Strategies for Young Artists

For Ken Sebek, both accounting and classical music have been important aspects of his life. Now the retired CPA and former Texas Medical Center Orchestra (TMCO) executive director is looking forward to bringing those worlds together to help emerging artists.   Sebek is developing a financial coaching component for the career development workshop that YTA…

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Where Are They Now: Andrew Staupe

Pianist Andrew Staupe is a 2010 and 2013 YTA Gold Medalist and a 2009 Silver Medalist. He recently shared an update on his career with us. It’s been nine years since you won Young Texas Artists’ Gold Medal in Piano — for the second time! How would you say your experiences with YTA impacted you…

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