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Violist Puts Music at Center of Her Life

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Violist Puts Music at Center of Her Life

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Violist Puts Music at Center of Her Life

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Mozart never wrote solo music for the viola, so Kallie Ciechomski chose to perform a piece from one of Mozart's students, Johann Hummel. From the Top hide caption

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Violist Kallie Ciechomski, 17, is a boarding student at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Mass.

"Viola is really at the center of my life, and the school reflects that," says Kallie, who is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.

Mozart never wrote for solo viola, so Kallie chose to play a piece from one of Mozart's students, Johann Hummel. She performs Hummel's Sonata, Op. 5, No. 3, 3rd mvt.