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Leonia NJ resident Dylan Hamme may only be 12-years-old but he already knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

"I want to become a concert artist," says the sixth grader. "I've got big plans for the future."

After playing violin on the Today show with his idol Joshua Bell in September and performing a solo with the Bergen Sinfonia Orchestra in December, Hamme's well on his way.

On March 28, he will make his formal debut with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Teaneck, where he will perform Gioachino Rossini's "Semiramide Overture," Joseph Haydn's "Symphony No. 104 ‘London'" and Édouard Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole," a 35-minute, five-movement violin concerto that took three months of memorization and a year of practice to perfect.

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