Arts Academy student wins From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke award

  • Daniel Solowey performs the Allegro animato from the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op.167 by Camille Saint-Saëns on From the Top. Photo by Jonathan Armstrong, courtesy of From the Top. Used by permission.

Arts Academy clarinetist Daniel Solowey has been awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award from From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. Solowey also appeared as a guest performer on the Jan. 15, 2018 episode of the NPR program.

The Young Artist Award includes a cash prize of up to $10,000 to offset the cost of studying music, and can be used for new instruments, instruction, summer camps, audition travel and other music-related expenses. Recipients of the award also participate in From the Top’s Center for the Development of Arts Leadership Program and perform on the show. The award is given annually to approximately 20 pre-collegiate musicians ages 8-18 who demonstrate exceptional musical and academic achievement, strength of character and financial need.

Congratulations, Daniel!