Washington Garcia (MM ’98, DMA ’03, Piano) was featured as guest soloist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 19 and 20, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The performances were conducted by Peter Bay (MM ’80, Conducting), who is celebrating his 15th season as Austin Symphony’s music director.
Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Maria Victoria Pedrero, a cello student of Amit Peled, was awarded first prize in the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) Golden Strings of America International String Competition. She performed a solo recital debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on Nov. 4 and received scholarship funds towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2013 as the prizes.
Anna Dunlap, harp student of Michaela Trnkova, was selected by audition to be the harpist for the Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Side-by-Side Concert on December 6, 2012 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Alyssa Katahara, harp student of Michaela Trnkova, is a winner of the National Philharmonic Concerto Competition 2012.
Megan Rabe, violin, won First Place in the Junior Division of the Asian American Music Society International Competition in Washington, D.C. She performed in the Winners Concert at the Millennium Stage Series at the Kennedy Center on November 25. Tatsuya Ozu won Honorable Mention. Both study with Rebecca Henry and are members of the Performance Academy for Strings.