Owen Dodds

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Third Place
UNC School of the Arts

Owen Dodds, age 21, is a junior in college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studies piano with Dmitri Shteinberg. Born in Rochester, New York, Mr. Dodds has lived in various locations in the United States and Europe. In 2009, Mr. Dodds began studying at the UNC School of the Arts as an eighth grader in the high school program, with Clifton Matthews and later Dmitri Shteinberg. Mr. Dodds has attended and performed at several music festivals, including the Tibor Varga Music Festival in Switzerland, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Germany, the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in Florida and the Meadowmount School of Music in NY. Mr. Dodds has been a recipient of various grants, including the Semans Art Fund and UNCSA’s Career Development Grant, and has won prizes in competitions such as MTNA, the Harold Protsman Classical Piano Competition, and a first prize in the UNCSA Concerto Competition. In addition to his activity at the piano, Mr. Dodds is also an avid composer.