Washington Garcia featured as guest soloist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra Reply

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.

Maria Victoria Pedrero awarded first prize in AFAF String Competition Reply

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.

Megan Rabe and Tatsuya Ozu won accolades at the Asian American Music Society International Competition Reply

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.