Heartiest congratulations to cellist and WCMS alum Lukas Goodman, who will be the assistant principal cellist at the Minnesota Orchestra starting in December! Lukas studied cello with Anne Bennett at WCMS starting at age 11, then studied music at Rice University after graduating from Winchester High School. While at Rice, Lukas was awarded the Shepherd Society award and won both first prize in the Shepherd School Concerto Competition and a gold medal at the 35th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition.

Lukas is currently studying for his master’s degree at the Juilliard School, so he will commute to New York to complete his degree while beginning this amazing opportunity.

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