DMA student Young-Ah Tak will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra on November 9th at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla. In June 2010, Young-Ah served as a judge for the Lee University Piano Competition in Tennessee and gave a master class at Lee University. She currently serves as an assistant professor of piano at Southeastern University in Florida as she continues to complete her doctoral studies with Leon Fleisher.
Yao Lu wins Best Stereo Classical Recording award at the AES Student Competition in San Francisco.
Faculty artist Stacey Mastrian will sing at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy, this winter for Nono’s opera Intolleranza. She will have a solo and is covering the female lead. She will also sing La fabbrica illuminata for the Electronic Music Foundation in NYC in February and some Berio and Maderna at North Carolina Greensboro in March, along with various other upcoming collaborations.
Danya Katok (MM ’09) and Andrew Sauvageau (GPD ’10, MM ’08) will be making their New York City Opera debuts on April 9, 2011, in a semi-staged performance of Oliver Knussen’s opera Where the Wild Things Are.