Friday, February 15, 2013

Agustus Woodrow-Tomizuka in Studio 2A and perfroming at Centennial Hall for a taping of From The Top

Tucson youth Augustus Woodrow-Tomizuka stopped by KXCI's Studio 2A for a live performance Feb. 14th on The Home Stretch. Click above to hear his performance of "Prelude One" by composer "Heitor Villa-Lobos" (1887-1959). Augustus and Cameron Williams were selected to perform as a part of the popular NPR show From the Top.
UApresents is hosting a taping of from The Top at Centennial Hall this Sunday, Feb. 17th at 4pm. The show will feature performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country, and we just learned that two local musicians have been selected:

AUGUSTUS WOODROW-TOMIZUKA (guitar), 17, is from Tucson, Arizona where he studies with Thomas Patterson. He placed second in the Senior Youth Division of the 2012 Indiana International Guitar Competition. He has performed with indie band Picasso’s Wall, as well as with various Mariachi groups, around the Tucson area. A student at Sonoran Science Academy, he is passionate about conservation work and volunteers at the Reid Park Zoo; in 2010, he traveled to Churchill, Manitoba to study polar bears on scholarship.

CAMERON WILLIAMS (piano), 13, is from Tucson, Arizona where he is a student at Basis Tucson. He studies piano with Tannis Gibson at the University of Arizona. He has attended the Interlochen Summer Arts Festival for three years and the International Institute of Young Musicians at the University of Kansas for two years. Cameron enjoys drama and foreign languages, having studied German, Mandarin, and Russian.



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