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Houston, Texas – February 26, 2024—Symphony North of Houston spotlights 1st Place Wind winner, Patrick Umanzor

Symphony North of Houston is pleased to spotlight a 2024 Young Artist winner, Patrick Umanzor. On January 27, 2024, his Finalist Audition was awarded 1st Place Wind with his flute performance of Francois Bourne’s Fantaisie Brillante sur Carmen. He will now compete for the Best Overall Performance at Symphony North’s Early Spring Concert on April 21, 2024, at 4:00 PM at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas. At this concert, an overall winner will be selected from among the best performing category Cello, Violin, Piano, and Wind winners. A $500 scholarship and trophy will be awarded to each category winner, and the one whose performance was selected as the overall winner will receive an additional $500 scholarship and trophy.

Patrick Umanzor

Patrick Umanzor, 16, was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 2007. At the age of one he moved to San Mateo, California where he would live until the age of ten when he began playing the flute through his school’s music program. In 2018 he moved to Spring, Texas and joined the Krimmel Intermediate band, and his passion for music has been growing since. Patrick has earned several recognitions such as 1st place winner of the 2021 Houston Flute Club Young Artist competition, 2nd place winner of the 2022 Claire Johnson Flute soloist competition, 1st place winner of the 2023 Klein Oak band concerto competition and Outstanding performer at the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Additionally, Patrick has participated in many organizations/camps such as the Houston Youth Symphony, Floot fire and Interlochen. He is also a 3-time TMEA All Stater participating in the 2022 All State Symphonic band, 2023 All State Symphony Orchestra and 2024 All State Symphonic band. Patrick is currently a Junior at Klein Oak High School and plans to pursue music performance in the future.

For More Information:

Phone:(281) 803-9127
Mail:21175 State Highway 249 No. 222 Houston, TX 77070-1655
Concert Venue:Salem Lutheran Church
22601 Lutheran Church Rd
Tomball, TX 77377
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