Philly’s youngest soloist, aged 7main
Zola Mae Shaulis caused quite a stir when, aged 7, she played the first movement of a Mozart concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. That was in 1950.
Zola won the Naumburg Piano Competition in 1970 and cut a debut recital disc on DG. She went on to play at Carnegie Hall and eventually formed a management company.
Zola has died in Tampa Bay, Florida, aged 78.