At the young age of 10, Dashiell Papula of Yardley switched from playing the guitar to playing the cello because he was looking for more of a challenge. Now at the age of 17, he has proved that he could meet that challenge.
Dashiell, the first chair cellist with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s Symphony Orchestra, was one of five musicians to win the YOBC’s annual concerto competition last June. In all, eleven musicians auditioned. Along with cellist Torin Li of Doylestown, Dashiell earned the right to perform a double concerto solo during the orchestra’s fall concert.