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Mercer Island student finalist in Young Artist Awards | Community news

A Mercer Island student and flutist has been named a finalist in the 2013 Young Artist Awards, hosted by Classical King FM 98.1 and Seattle Chamber Music Society.

Zoe Sheill, 13, is one of 11 finalists who have been chosen to compete in the contest. She is a student at Islander Middle School, and competed as part of a flute duo.

The Young Artist Awards is a competition which supports young musicians in the community, as part of the Classical King FM education initiative. The competition is split into two categories, ages 6-13 and ages 14-20 featuring non-professional performances in instrumentals, vocals and chamber groups of up to nine people. One winner from each age group was announced earlier in the week. Olivia Marckx, 13, won for her cello performance, while Sarah Hall, 14, earned the honor for her violin performance.

To see the performances by each of the finalists visit the King website.

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