Hye-Yeon Park (DMA ’11, Piano), a student of Yong Hi Moon, was recently appointed as assistant professor of piano at University of Nevada Reno. She will begin this full-time tenure-track appointment in the fall of 2012 and will be a frequent performer at the UNR Music Department’s Argenta Concert Series. Park and cellist Dmitri Atapine record an album, Lowell Liebermann, featuring Liebermann’s works for cello and piano.
Daniel Schlosberg (BM ’00, MM ’01, Piano) made his debut in June as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, giving four subscription performances of Olivier Messiaen’s Trois Petities Liturgies. John van Rhein in the Chicago Tribune wrote, “Daniel Schlosberg played the daunting piano part splendidly.” He also recently released an album, Child’s Play, featuring works by Schumann, Pärt, Lachenmann, and Debussy.
Inna Faliks (BM ’99, MM ’01, GPD ’03, Piano) played a recital at the International Keyboard Festival at Mannes, recorded for the selective Disklavier Library of Yamaha, played solo and chamber music recitals in LACMA, performed a recital at Music in the Loft, Chicago, and was artistic director and performer at the Pro Musicis Liszt Festival in NYC. She toured Canada, perform in her poetry-music series Music/Words at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, with music of Beethoven and a world premiere by John Eaton for piano and baritone; and will be back in Chicago on Oct 22 for Music/Words collaboration with Poetry Foundation, at Curtiss Hall. Other performances this season include recitals in Paris, including Salle Cortot, concerti with Minnesota Sinfonia and at Peninsula Festival in Wisconsin, recitals and master classes in Notre Dame and in Washington College and numerous radio appearances, including WFMT and WQXR. She will perform as part of the International Beethoven Project’s festival REVOLUTION 2012 at the National Pastime Theater’s Mason Hall in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 3:00 pm. Faliks recently joined the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as associate professor of piano.
Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Kate Jackman (MM ’11, Voice) performed the lead in Oliver Knussen’s new one-act opera Higglety Pigglety Pop! in August, during the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. The Boston Classical Review wrote, “As the Alice-like character at the center of all the action, soprano Jackman was winningly wily and dauntless, and in good voice.” A blog called Albertitalks by Herbert Burtis stated, “The role of Jennie was brilliantly sung by the wonderful mezzo-soprano Kate Jackman, who embodied every inch of Jennie … The demanding vocal score fit Ms. Jackson like a glove.”
Christine Pulliam (MM ’10, Vocal Accompanying) was accepted into the Opera Company of Brooklyn Resident Artist Program as a pianist.