Xiaohui Yang Ties for First Place in Naumburg International Piano Competition Reply

Xiaohui YangDMA 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 and Pei-Rong Lo Will Give a Recital in March Reply

Lin_Yi-Hsin_CindyYi-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 is Artistic Director of Upcoming Music Festival Reply

JoelFan4-1024x766Joel 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.

André Watts Will Perform With BSO Reply

Andre wattsAndré 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.