Monroeville native wins award at International Organ Competition
Monroeville native Adam Pajan won second place in the first Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, held in Kennett Sqaure, west of Philadelphia. He will receive the $15,000 Firmin Swinnen Prize.
Pajan was one of 10 competitors from eight countries who performed on a 10,010-pipe instrument. Benjamin Sheen, who studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, won first place, the $40,000 Pierre S. Du Pont Prize.
Pajan holds a master's degree from Yale University, has been a winner at several other competitions and is a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
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