Annual Student Soloist - Lovezzola Music Award Winners

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Miss Jin Stedge

Student Soloist

2009

Miss Jin Stedge as a musician of great skill and talent consistently scores superior ratings in Washington State Music Educators solo contests. Adding to her busy schedule, she is a member of the 2009 Daffodil Festival Royal Court representing Puyallup's Rogers High School where she plays in the band under the direction of Mr. Bruce Leonardy. Jin is a National Merit Scholar and will matriculate this Fall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with plans for a double major in applied mathematics and music composition.

Jin was born in Seoul, Korea in 1991.  She began flute studies at age twelve, studying over the years with Christine Han, Claire Gorenstein, Jeannie Hill, and Mary Minsk.  Jin lives in Puyallup with her parents Loyd and Kim Stedge and younger brother, Tony. Her hobbies include singing and traveling.

Miss Stedge will receive a $1,000 cash award sponsored by  private donors, civic organizations, local businesses, and members of the Puyallup Valley Community Band.

Miss Jin Stedge

Anastasia L. Robinson

Guest Soloist

2009

Anastasia L. Robinson Anastasia L. Robinson, soprano, is equally at home with opera, oratorio and art song.  Her operatic roles include the Queen of the Night and the First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Brigitte in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanthe, Mary Walcott in Nicholas Van Slyck’s Judgement at Salem and the Sheep in Candide.  She has performed with Bel Cantanti Opera, The In Series, New England Conservatory Opera Theater, Opera By the Bay, the University of New Hampshire Opera, and the ensembles of Washington Concert Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Opera Boston.  Ms Robinson was a resident artist with the Ash Lawn Opera Outreach Program. Ms Robinson holds a Masters of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and resides in Washington, DC with her husband, cellist Charlie Powers.