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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.

The David Hochstein Recital Competition is sponsored by Paul and Marie Nasipak, in memory of Shirley Oliver Nasipak.


The 2023 David Hochstein Recital will take place on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm, Hochstein Performance Hall featuring Lina Yang, flute; Catalina Wooldridge, cello; and Lilah Costanzo, piano. The concert is free and will be followed by a reception.


2023 DHRC Winners

Pictured: Lina Yang, flute; Catalina Wooldridge, cello; Lilah Costanzo, piano 


Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp
Winner: Lina Yang, flute (Pittsford, Grade 11)
Runner-Up: Allie Schultz, flute (Fairport, Grade 12)
Honorable Mention: Lilah Costanzo, horn (Hemlock, Grade 12)
Honorable Mention: Edward Wu, alto saxophone (Pittsford, Grade 11)

Winner: Catalina Wooldridge, cello (Pultneyville, Grade 12)
Honorable Mention: Annaliese White, double bass (Irondequoit, Grade 12)
Honorable Mention: Julian Chumacero, violin (Farmington, Grade 11)

Winner: Lilah Costanzo (Hemlock, Grade 12)
Runner-Up: Matthew Barry (Brighton, Grade 12)
Runner-Up: Jeffrey Xue (Brockport, Grade 12)


Winds, Percussion, and Harp
Jeanine Beahan, flute 
Emily Hart, oboe
Ben David Aronson, trombone


Nancy Hunt, violin 
Ellen Rathjen, violin


Tamari Gurevich
Gary Fisher