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David Hochstein Recital Competition

Our school opened its doors in 1920 in memory of David Hochstein, a Rochester native and world-class violinist who was tragically killed in WWI. The David Hochstein Recital Competition was initiated in 1991 to celebrate and encourage outstanding talent and achievement among young musicians in our community. 

The Recital Competition is open to advanced students in grades 10-12 in the nine-county region surrounding Rochester. In order to compete, musicians are required to prepare challenging music in varied styles and perform before juries of noted professional artists. 

The winners are presented in recital in the Hochstein Performance Hall and recorded for future broadcast on WXXI-FM Classical 91.5. (Click here to listen to the 2023 David Hochstein Recital Competition concert.)

The David Hochstein Recital Competition is made possible by The Nasipak Family.

The 2024 David Hochstein Recital took place on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm, in Hochstein Performance Hall, featuring Gabriel Kulick, percussion; Rebecca Lee, violin; and Milo Anderson, piano.

2024 DHRC Winners

Gabriel Kulick, percussion (Brighton, Grade 10)
Rebecca Lee, violin (Pittsford, Grade 12)
Milo Anderson, piano (Fairport, Grade 10)


Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp

Winner: Gabriel Kulick, percussion
Runner-Up: Elizabeth Runion, flute


Winner: Rebecca Lee, violin
Second Place Tie: Julian Chumacero, violin
Friana Engineer, violin
Third Place: Caitlin Ott, cello
Honorable Mention: Noah Busch, violin


Winner: Milo Anderson
Runner-Up: Logan Canfield


Winds, Percussion, and Harp
Elizabeth Shuhan, flute
Alice Meyer, clarinet 
Nancy Boone-Bahr, saxophone


Nancy Hunt, violin 
Ellen Rathjen, violin
Sam Pierce-Ruhland, cello


Bonnie Choi
Jacob Ertl
Tamari Gurevich