Collegiate 10th Grader Performs at Carnegie Hall

Collegiate 10th Grader Donovan Williams recently participated in the 2019 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York. To attend the series, Donovan was nominated as a 9th Grader through the All-Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He competed with more than 12,000 international applicants (mainly juniors and seniors) and achieved 1 of the 700 seats. He was the first violinist to be nominated and be accepted from the South Central Virginia Region in more than a decade and was accepted as a First Violinist in the Honors String Orchestra. During the five-day series, the musicians rehearsed and performed under master conductors and had the opportunity to meet other like-minded musicians from around the world. Congratulations, Donovan!