After many hours of practicing, nine young, aspiring Los Alamos pianists were prize winners in the annual Santa Fe Sonata Contest Feb. 4 in Santa Fe.
Students competed among a total of 40 contestants for their trophy awards. Overall, the contest has 10 levels of required compositions, with each student within a level performing the same work. A panel of three judges from Las Cruces, Albuquerque and San Francisco were the adjudicators. Along with others from Los Alamos, contestants from Santa Fe, Las Vegas, El Rancho and Taos also participated.