Windsor student headed to Vienna to play french horn

first_img“It was a way to explore,” said DiGennaro. “It’s not very far but I did go to New York City to play at Carnegie Hall a couple times and then I went to Australia, I think two years ago to play at the Sydney Opera House.” “Having the opportunity to be chosen to play in Vienna, or even play at Julliard every weekend like she does, these are not typical things,” said Carle. As far as her trip to Vienna, she’s most excited to see Mozart’s house. Music runs through her blood. Growing up with her dad and sister playing band instruments, she decided she wanted to start back in fourth grade. “She is just an amazing performer and really years ahead of so many other musicians, where the standard musician for her age would be,” said Windsor music teacher and band director Joel Carle. What started out as a hobby, turned into the journey of a lifetime. “I feel really lucky that my parents let me do some of that stuff, because I know some people don’t get to do that,” said DiGennaro. “I think it brings up the whole group, to have someone so strong in the band and so driven,” said Carle. “I told my dad I wanted to play trumpet to be like him, but he knew I liked the french horn sound better, so he gave me a french horn and called it a trumpet,” said DiGennaro. And the Windsor community is behind her, lifting her up, like how she does for her peers. This June, she’s playing on a global stage, showcasing her talent at the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series in Vienna. DiGennaro is currently in the Julliard pre-college program and that’s where she hopes to go to college. WINDSOR (WBNG) — You can find a lot of talent inside a high school band room, but Alex DiGennaro’s goes unmatched.last_img read more