Today’s featured prodigy is Andrew Koonce.
Andrew Koonce, 15, is a talented African-American violinist from Atlanta. His list of awards and titles are impressive. As an eighth grader, he ranked first place at the Heritage Music Festival in Florida, winning the Maestro Award for best solo.
Andrew Koonce is an extremely talented African-American violinist based in Georgia. He is well on his way to becoming a world-recognized name in concert halls. Along with winning numerous awards and competitions, he has held some of the highest positions in well-respected youth orchestras in Atlanta.
While other kids might be idolizing rappers or pop stars, Andrew is taking violin lessons and honing his craft as a virtuosic violinist capable of keeping up with a professional musician twice his age. He’s an inspiration to children and teens, showing them what happens when you get involved with something and stay committed to it.
His list of awards and titles is very impressive for his young age. As an 8th grader, he ranked first place at the Heritage Music Festival in Florida, winning the Maestro Award for best solo.