Young Hillarys pianist Tina Algeri strikes a chord at Carnegie Hall


Ebony and ivory: Tina Algeri performs at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Ebony and ivory: Tina Algeri performs at Carnegie Hall in New York.

HILLARYS 11-year-old Tina Algeri felt like a star when she was preparing to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York |recently.

The Year 6 Whitford Catholic Primary School student was invited to perform there as part of two international piano concerts.

She had submitted video auditions to the Golden Key Music Festival, where she won the 10-11 years category, and the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, where she was placed second in the 11-14 years category. More than 600 music students from around the world had entered these competitions.

“Carnegie Hall is very beautiful and precious like gold; I loved it so much,” Tina said. “I was very, very excited and not nervous at all.

“Wherever we went, people were congratulating me about performing in Carnegie Hall.

“I was so surprised how much Carnegie Hall meant to the Americans.”