In September, Nikita Borisevich (GPD ’13, Violin; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble; MM ’17, Violin) will perform at the Sitka Summer Music Festival’s Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics in Anchorage, Alaska. He will play works by Bach and Arensky with violist Martin Sher (BM ’96, Violin) and cellists Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello) and Jia Kim on Saturday, September 9, at 7:30 pm, as well as Milstein/Paganini’s Paganiniana on Sunday, September 10, at 4:00 pm. This summer Borisevich gave his Alaska debut at the 2017 Sitka Summer Music Festival, where Bailey serves as artistic director. Borisevich and Bailey were also a guest artists at the Northwest Bach Festival in Spokane, Wa., on August 27.
The latest CD, Meng, by artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble) was reviewed in the fall issue of Classical Guitar magazine. The headline was “Awe-inspiring ‘debut’ from young but seasoned artist” and the review ended with “This year’s finest debut by far.”
Shu-Ting Yao (MM ’06, Violin), who studied with Keng-Yuen Tseng, was recently appointed to the violin faculty at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. She is currently assistant principal second violin at the National String Symphonia, and she was a featured artist in Frostburg State University’s Summer Music Academy this past July.
A performance by Finbarr Malafronte (BM ’08, MM ’09, Guitar) in the Grand Court Theatre on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner was reviewed by Rick Perdian in Seen and Heard International, MusicWeb International’s live review section. He will perform on the Queen Victoria Cruise Ship on Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 pm.
Jacques-Pierre Malan (GPD ’12, MM ’16, Cello; GPD ’13, Chamber Music) will perform on Thursday October 19, at 7:30 pm, at the Embassy of South Africa, his home country, as part of the Embassy Series in Washington, D.C.