DALLAS MORNING NEWS - Baya Kakouberi's Students in Carnegie Hall

Three Dallas-area musicians to perform at Carnegie Hall 
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Many musicians harbor the dream to one day play at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The famous concert hall has featured a long list of notable performers, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arthur Rubinstein and Leopold Stokowski.
Three area youths will step onto its stage Sunday to perform as part of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta. They are Quinlan Facey, Lauren Li and Max Wang. All three students have the same piano teacher — Baya Kakouberi. As a chamber performer, Kakouberi made her debut at Carnegie Hall in February 2002.
Max started playing piano at age 4. He turned 15 this week. He’s a ninth-grade student 
Quinlan, 16, is a student at Spring Creek Academy in Plano. Lauren is youngest at age 10. She is in the fifth grade at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas. 
The students will join seven other musicians in the concert. Max will play “Dedication” by Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt; Lauren will play “Butterfly” by Edvard Grieg; and Quinlan will perform the entire Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.
Julie Jordan is the artistic director and founder of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, a program that provides concerto debuts to international soloists.
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