Poly Prep alumna makes it to Carnegie Hall

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Bravissima to Lillian Wacker on her recent solo performance at Carnegie Hall in that other borough across the East River. The 2012 alumna of Poly Prep Country Day School was awarded the 2012 Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program Tri-State Certificate of Excellence of New York, presented after her debut.

“A Certificate of Excellence is an exceptional distinction — the result of a student’s hard work, dedication, and talent — and a testament to the skill and creativity of the recipient,” said Angela Elster, veep of Academics at the Royal Conservatory.

“Certificate winners represent a national standard of music achievement upheld by support from teachers and parents of music students across America,” she added.

The Standing O songbird performed “Sebben, crudele,” (cruel love), by Antonio Caldara from his 1710 opera “La costanza in amor vince l’inganno,” (faithfulness in love conquers treachery). Who knew?

Lillian is currently attending the Cleveland Institute of Music and is making happy tunes there. Lillian had her own cheer-leading squad at the performace, as former teachers Nick Armstrong, Performing Arts chairman, and Dan Doughty, Middle School Performing Arts coordinator, were on hand to add their applause and support.

“It was a thrill to see one of the music department’s graduates make her solo,” Dan told Standing O.

Poly Prep Country Day School [9215 Seventh Ave. at Poly Place in Dyker Heights, (718) 768–1103].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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