Piano major finds early success as a freshman
As just a freshman, piano major Patrick Orr won the grand prize in the Kansas City
Symphony Young Artist Competition.
As the winner of the competition, Orr received the honor of accompanying the Kansas
City Symphony in two performances.
Orr’s interest in the piano began after he watched “Titanic” as a kid and decided
to learn how to play the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee.”
“I knew I wanted to play, but I didn't know how important it would be to me. I just
knew I wanted to keep doing it.”