Young Achiever: Rishi Mirchandani

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Name: Rishi Mirchandani

Age: 16

Residence: O'Hara

Family: Mother, Shabnam; father, Prakash; brother, Sevir, 13.

School: He is a sophomore at Fox Chapel Area High School.

Clubs/Organizations: Rishi is involved with the debate team, math club, science fair and Model United Nations.

Hobbies/Interests: He enjoys playing cricket.

Noteworthy: He won first prize in the recent Duquesne Young Artist National Competition in the piano solo division, and performed Brahms Rhapsody in B minor, Opus 79, No. 1 at the winners' recital at PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University.

Quote: “I felt it was a great opportunity for me. It allowed me to present one of my favorite Brahms works at the recital … to a group of young people who are interested in preserving classical music.”

Craig Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5646 or

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