Jory Vinikour (Piano) has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his harpsichord recording of works of Rameau, The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau. The GRAMMYs will take place on Feb. 10.
Jun Kim (BM ’97, Violin), So-Yoon Yim (MM ’99, GPD ’00, Piano), and soprano You-Seong Kim will perform at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 12:15 pm. The program includes music of the French Les Six and Erik Satie, and the concert is part of the Lunch with Levine series. Yim is on the piano faculty at the Levine School of Music and Jun Kim serves as the director of orchestral activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwakee.
Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Eunkyung Yoon, a student of Yong Hi Moon, won second prize in The Second Asia-Pacific International F. Chopin Piano Competition in Korea with cash award of €10,000. All prize winners performed at the following gala concert on Oct. 26 at the Keimyung Art Center, Daegu, South Korea.
Washington Garcia (MM ’98, DMA ’03, Piano) was featured as guest soloist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 19 and 20, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The performances were conducted by Peter Bay (MM ’80, Conducting), who is celebrating his 15th season as Austin Symphony’s music director.
Timothy Hoft (MM ’06, Music Theory, Piano; DMA ’11, Piano) has recently accepted the tenure-track position of assistant professor of piano and accompanying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.