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Two School of Music violinists perform with Cleveland Orchestra

The benefits of an establishment like the Chautauqua School of Music are not always immediate, but this year, two students already have made names for themselves after leaving the music campus a week early to compete in the first ever Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin Competition.

Violin students Alexandra Switala, 17, and Laura Park, 17, placed second and third, respectively, in the competition during its final round Aug. 19. The competition, which was held at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, awarded Switala $6,000 and Park $3,000. Both students also received full-ride scholarships to the Oberlin Conservatory after performing their concertos with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall on Aug. 19.

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