Faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will join Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Adam Golka (’08, Piano) for the culminating concert of the fifth Sedona Winter Music Festival, on Sunday, January 14 at 2:30 pm, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center in Arizona. Fiterstein and Canellakis will serve as the co-artistic directors of the festival, which will take place January 10-14. It will showcase some of the world’s most talented musicians in a celebration of chamber music and the performing arts.
Matthew Bengtson (MM ’97, DMA ’01, Piano) is co-author of The Alexander Scriabin Companion, published in summer of 2017 by Rowman and Littlefield Press, the first major English language book on Scriabin in decades. This summer, he also released his three-CD recording of violin/piano duo and solo piano music of Karol Szymanowski, with violinist Blanka Bednarz, on the Musica Omnia label. In December, he released another recording project, the complete cello/piano music of Roberto Sierra, with cellist John Haines-Eitzen, on Albany Records. Bengtson is assistant professor of piano literature at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, MM ’15, Piano) was featured in Main Line Today in an article that talks about her collaboration with the Academy of International Ballet in Media. There, she composes and plays short pieces for the dancers. The article outlines her training, her experiences with the company, and what things are coming up in her career.
Danny Kelley (MM ’71, DMA ’85, Piano) was featured in an article in the Houston Chronicle. The article talks about his childhood in small-town Texas and how his career blossomed from a young age.
Jenny Lin (KSAS BA ’94, German; AD ’98, Piano) has released a new recording of Philip Glass’ Complete Etudes for Solo Piano on the Steinway and Sons Label. This recording comes after the premiere of the pieces in New York, which featured a selection of nine different pianists, including Lin, each playing four of the 20 etudes. Lin has recorded all 20 on this two-disc release.