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Case High School Violinist Selected for Honors Performance


Ellie Lutterman, a student at Case High School, has been selected for the 2019 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform violin in February with the High School Honors Symphony Orchestra. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Earlier this year, Ellie auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Ellie will join performers from 46 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, several provinces of Canada, Australia, Bermuda, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, and South Korea for a special performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

According to Morgan Smith, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We processed more than 18,000 nominations this year and have selected nearly 700 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget”.

Ellie has studied music for nine years and is a member of the Lakeshore Youth Orchestra, Case High School Orchestra, Jazz Band, Drumline, and the Loose Strings (a self-created student group).   This will be her second time playing at Carnegie Hall, as she was a member of the Middle School Honors Orchestra in 2015. Ellie also participated in the Wisconsin State High School Honors orchestra this past fall. 

In response to her selection as a Finalist, Ellie said, “I’m so excited to meet people from around the world who share my musical passion and to play on such a historic stage again.”

Congratulations, Ellie!