Zildjian is pleased to announce the winner of the 2009 Kerope Zildjian Concert Percussion Scholarship Competition Winner - Xavier Verna from the University of Michigan. This fifth annual scholarship recognizes an outstanding student percussionist who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate music program.
At the same time, establishing this scholarship is an opportunity for the family to pay tribute to Kerope, who presided over one of the most-storied periods in Zildjian history. From 1865 until his death in 1909 in Constantinople, Kerope continued to develop the classic K. Zildjian sound, coveted by the world's greatest percussionists. In memory of Kerope's deep commitment to the art of craftsmanship, the Zildjian family established this scholarship to encourage and reward percussionists in their pursuit of performing excellence.
Xavier Verna is a Music Performance major and a student of Joseph Gramley, Michael Udow, Brian Jones, Cary Kocher and Ian Ding