Chad Bowles (MM ’05, GPD ’07, Piano), chair of the Preparatory’s Piano Department, and Conservatory faculty artist Alexander Shtarkman have been named Master Teachers for Portland Piano International’s Tholen Fellowship. As part of the program Bowles and Shtarkman will provide one-on-one master lessons to local piano teachers to help improve their teaching and playing.
Zoë Johnstone Stewart (MM ’05, Guitar), chair of the Preparatory Guitar department, has been elected to the Guitar Foundation of America board of trustees.
Four Preparatory Strings students were among the winners of the National Philharmonic Orchestra’s first Virtual Solo Bach Competition. Their performances will be featured on the NPO’s social media sites and are currently available on their website. Liana Kai, cello, won the Junior Division and Miyabi Henriksen and Anne-Marie Wnek, violin, and Zoey Ma, viola, won the Senior Division. All are students of Alicia Ward, Herbert Greenberg, and Rebecca Henry.
Daniel Levitov, Preparatory cello faculty member, was featured in a three-page spread in The Strad’s November issue in the Technique section.
Alan Mao (pictured) and Andy Yoon, Preparatory piano students of Hyun-Sook Park, were both accepted into the final round of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in their age categories. Mao won Best Performance of Work by Karol Szymanowski and honorable mention in his category.