Southeastern piano student continues winning ways
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HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University piano performance major Liliia Oliinyk continued her recent winning ways in the 2012 Caudell Cup Piano Competition Saturday (March 3) at Louisiana College in Pineville.
A senior from the Ukraine who studies under Associate Professor of Piano Kenneth Boulton, Oliinyk was awarded second place in the piano competition, which is open to all undergraduate piano students in the state. The competition which was first held in 1922 -- included students from universities throughout Louisiana and was adjudicated by renowned pianist Pamela Mia Paul of the University of North Texas.
Oliinyk recently was named first alternate in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist competition for the South Central Regional Competition, having previously won the MTNA Young Artist Louisiana Competition. Additionally, she was named the grand prize winner of the 2009 DeBose national piano competition held in Baton Rouge and placed second in the 2009 Rapides Young Artist Concerto Competition in Alexandria.
“Once again, Liliia superbly represented herself, our department and the entire university at this event,” Boulton said.