For Riya Krishnan, a seventh-grader from Middlesex Middle School, it was a dream come true -- performing onstage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Krishnan was recently invited to perform at the storied venue as part of the Concert Festival's International Piano Competition Winners Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, where she was awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement.

Krishnan was the only winner from Connecticut to perform at the event, which showcased talented young vocalists, violinists and pianists from in and around New York. Riya is also a Gold Cup winner for Piano Solo at the Young Musicians Festival, held annually under the auspices of The Schubert Club of Fairfield County.

Riya has been learning to play the piano since she was 7.

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