Riberio earns LSU, Blitzer Award violin distinctions

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(This image taken from recent spread in Currents, a publication of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation)

Deborah Riberio is the 2016 winner of the Sidney M. Blitzer Award in Violin Performance. A native of Brazil, Riberio won the honor by earning the top violinist spot in the LSU School of Music’s annual concerto competition.

The Blitzer Award in Violin Performance, a $1,500 prize, is given in memory of Sidney M. Blitzer, a music lover and violinist. It is funded by the Helene Kantrow Blitzer and Sidney M. Blitzer Family Fund at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Attorney Sidney M. Blitzer Jr. oversees the fund.

“I like giving this award because of my father’s interest in young violinists,” Blitzer said.  (See complete article by local music and entertainment writer John Wirt in Currents Magazine)

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