People Notes

People Notes

Seven-year-old Reston resident Fedor Ouspensky will give a solo performance of the Accolay Violin Concert during The McLean Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at the Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

Ouspensky was born in Yaroslavl, Russia in 1996. His family nurtured pianists, violinists, cellists, opera singers for four generations. His grandfather was a noted Russian conductor.

He started taking violin lessons with Olga Khroulevitch at the Levine School of Music at the age of five. He won 1st place at the Maryland MTA Concerto Competition and auditioned and was awarded the Levine School of Music Scholarship, sponsored by Jerome Goodrich. He also performed at McDonald's Fest, which was held in July 2003 at Baron Cameron Regional Park.

Ouspensky attends the Russian Embassy Elementary School. Last year, he was a student at Hunters Woods Elementary School in Reston.

Equity Office at Reston Town announced the parade winners for the 13th Annual Reston Holiday Parade held on Friday, Nov. 28:

1st Place Winner ($500)

H.K. Lee Taekwondo Demonstration Team, the team won first place last year for its performance in the Reston Parade.

2nd Place, tied ($300)

Reston Conservatory Ballet

2nd Place, tied ($300)

Hyatt Regency Reston

The 2003 parade judges were Tom Bakke, senior vice president, Equity Office; Laura McNulty, general manager, Equity Office; and Ann Erickson, regional art coordinator for Fairfax County Public Schools at Armstrong Elementary School. The judging is based upon "creative displays, originality, impressive production and ability to carry out the parade theme 'A Town for All Seasons.'"