Eleanor Dunbar in concert with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra
Eleanor Dunbar, a senior at SMU Meadows School of the Arts pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance, won first prize in the Ann & Charles Eisemann International Young Artists String Competition at The University of Texas at Dallas.
The prize includes a cash award of $5,000 and a performance with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. Dunbar will play the Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47.
Dunbar won the top prize in the Eisemann competition with a performance of the Shostakovich Concerto #1 in A minor. She is a student of Emanuel Borok, international concert violinist and Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at the Meadows School.
Judges for the 2016 competition were Paul Kantor, professor of violin at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and Jennifer Culp, professor of violoncello, string and piano chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.