Nithya Attipetty, a sophomore cellist at Prairie, was recently named Principal Cello in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Philharmonia.
Attipetty earned the spot after a seating audition with MYSO in August. The Philharmonia is MYSO’s third full symphony orchestra. The 130-member group is comprised mainly of students in grades 7-11 and participates in a curriculum that introduces the major styles of symphonic literature.
“Nithya is immensely talented and this is a huge honor,” said Jamie Breiwick, instrumental music teacher at Prairie. “We’re very proud of her accomplishment and I’m excited to watch her continued growth as a musician.”
Attipetty started learning music at The String Academy of Wisconsin at five-years-old. In addition to performing for Prairie, she also studies with Ingrid Thitcheha.