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Saxophone Quartet wins silver medal at Fischoff Competition

 06/01/2009

The Yersinia Saxophone Quartet—Robert Young (soprano sax), Zach Stern (alto sax), Joseph Girard (tenor sax), and Daniel Blumenthal (baritone sax), all students of Professor Donald Sinta—traveled to the University Notre Dame to compete in the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in May. After three days of competition, the ensemble won the silver medal in the senior wind division, a high honor and the quartet's most prestigious accomplishment since their genesis in September 2008. Fischoff, the largest and certainly one of the most prestigious chamber music competitions in the country, invites selected groups through a taped preliminary audition.

To see their winning performance, visit the Fischoff Web site at www.fischoff.org. It’s on the home page.

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