Daniel Giebiesch, a Woodbridge High School junior, has won Second Place in the Strings Division of the Thirty-Seventh High School Competition sponsored by The Musical Club of Hartford, for students living or studying in Connecticut. The winners will give a free concert on January 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT. The public is cordially invited to attend.

A cellist who studies with Clara Kim at the Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division, Daniel will be playing the Cello Suite #4 in E flat Major, Prelude, at the concert on January 20. Daniel was recently a finalist in the 2012 Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Montreux Switzerland. He has been principle cellist of the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony Orchestra for three semesters and has won numerous other competitions, including the 2012 American Protege International Music Competition, and the 2011 JC Music-Yale School of Music Competition. For a complete list of winners and other information please see http://musical-club-of-hartford.org .

Held on January 5 and 6 this year, the Competition awards a total of $4,000 in scholarship prizes to performers in the piano, strings, vocal and woodwinds divisions. The piano competition prize is funded by the Evelyn Bonar Storrs Fund for advanced piano students; prizes for the winds, strings and voice competitions come from the Musical Club Gifts and Scholarships Fund.

The Musical Club of Hartford, Inc., is a non-profit Connecticut organization celebrating its 122nd anniversary this year. It was founded by a small group of music lovers who met frequently to perform for each other. Over the past century it has grown to almost 300 memberes, who meet to perform or listen to performances of classical music. Membership is open to performers or to those who simply enjoy classical music, providing a network for musicians from the Greater Hartford area.