DMA student Xiaohui Yang, piano, has tied for first in the Naumburg International Piano Competition on November 10, 2017 in New York City. The competition is open to pianists between 17 and 32 years old. Winners of the competition receive $15,000, two fully subsidized concerts, and a commissioned work. This year the competition was for pianists, but the competition rotates each year between piano, violin, and voice.
Yi-Hsin Cindy Lin (MM ‘03, Violin) and Pei-Rong Lo (MM ‘04, Piano) will give a recital at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. The recital will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm. They will feature works by Biber, Prokofiev, and Grieg. This concert is a part of the school’s Faculty Concert Series.
Joel Fan (MM ’94, Piano) is the artistic director of a new music festival in Manhattan, N.Y., called Open Source Music Festival. The festival runs on Saturday, November 18 at the Abrons Arts Center and will feature new music, as well as a VIP cocktail party. The festival will premiere new piano works by eight composers including: Augusta Read Thomas and Bernard Rands, Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe (of Bang on a Can), and Wang Lu and Anthony Cheung.
Faculty artist Benjamin Pasternack, piano, will be featured on PostClassical Ensemble’s upcoming concert, Secret Music Skirmishes of the Cold War: The Shostakovich Case. The event will be on Wednesday, March 23, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
André Watts (AD ’72, Piano) will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on a program that is conducted by Robert Spano with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This concert also includes the BSO Premiere of Dreamtime Ancestors by Christopher Theofanidis. There will be three opportunities to see the program between Friday, November 17 and Sunday, November 19. Friday and Saturday’s shows begin at 8:00 pm, while the Sunday show will be at 4:00 pm. Friday and Sunday will be at the Meyerhoff and Saturday evening will be at Strathmore.