Fox Chapel is home to a talent group of siblings that play harmoniously with each other -- at least when they have instruments in their hands.
The children of Dr. Elie and Mrs. Lisa Hilal formed a string quartet several years ago and they have been improving ever since. Last year, the Hilal Quartet (left to right in the photo: Jad and Leila, violins, Salem, cello, Olivia, viola) won the 2008 Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Artists auditions and the group was just named one of the 2009 Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra's Rising Stars, according to PCS.
"Each year the LPO sponsors a concert for young people featuring child prodigies from around the country. The idea is to inspire a generation of young people by showing them what their talented peers (musicians of roughly the same age as the concert attendees) have accomplished through dedication and hard work." That concert will take place January 9, 2009 in Laredo, Texas.
It may not be Carnegie Hall (yet), but what a great opportunity for the siblings. Here's betting we hear more from this talented musical family.