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Monroeville native wins award at International Organ Competition

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

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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