Amelia Bateman, an 8th grader at Mapleton Junior High School, recently got 2nd place in the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music. To audition she had to send in a video of her playing the violin. She did a great job. She said, “I learned how to make a video and how hard it really is to make one with no mistakes.” Bateman is glad her hard work payed off.
Amelia has been playing the violin since she was 4 years. Playing for almost 10 years now, Bateman has advanced tremendously. Throughout the years she has played many different genres of music. She enjoys playing the fast and upbeat kind. Amelia also enjoys playing the Kabalevsky concerto by Samuel Barber and Baal Shem.
After much hard work Bateman has the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall New York in March. She is very excited. She said, “I am glad that I’m able to have the experience of playing in Carnegie Hall. It is really cool that I can go because many famous people have performed there before me.” The piece Amelia will be playing is Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch First Movement.