Young-Ah Tak, a Doctor of Musicial Arts candidate studying with Leon Fleisher, was invited to perform a solo recital at the inaugural Steinway Spotlight Performance series at Immaculata University in Immaculata, Penn., on Feb. 2, where she also gave a master class.
Founded by Julian Gargiulo (MM ’97, Piano), the 8th Water Island Music Festival was held Feb. 8-10 in the Virgin Islands. The festival featured ten other musicians, including faculty artists Boris Slutsky, piano, and Joe Burgstaller, trumpet.
Eric Zuber (BM ’05, AD ’09, Piano), a Preparatory and Conservatory alumnus who is currently a DMA candidate studying with Boris Slutsky, received first prize winner at the Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition in Tempe, Ariz. The David Katzin Award includes $15,000, a gold medal solo recital at the Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna, and a number of concerto performances with the Phoenix Symphony. Sejoon Park (BM ’12, Piano) received the Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award, a special prize for performance of a work by a Russian composer.
Senior Dasha Bukhartseva, piano, and Mieke Smit were featured in Hilton Head, S.C., WHHI-TV’s “Talk of the Town” on Jan. 8.
Junior Jennifer Nicole Campbell, a student of Brian Ganz, was selected to participate in the second Aarhus International Piano Competition in Denmark. Campbell was one of two competitors chosen to represent the United States of America. The competition will take place from Feb. 24 to Mar. 2.