Nathan Cicero Plays Schubert Lieder Reply

Nathan CiceroNathan Cicero (MM ’18, Vocal Accompanying) was a pianist for a Schubert Karaoke Brunch, where singers joined together for two hours of Schubert lieder, in January, as a member of The Lied Society in Minneapolis. He was also musical director for Skylark Opera’s production of Così fan Tutte in March, 2019. Twin Cities Stages stated: “The typical orchestra behind an opera is replaced by a single piano player, music director Nathan Cicero, who deftly plays Mozart’s quick score and did not leave be wanting for any more accompaniment.” More reviews can be found at skylarkopera.org/press.

Hyejin Kwon Gave Master Class in Canada Reply

Hyejin KwonHyejin Kwon (MM ’11, Vocal Accompanying) gave a master class for piano majors of the Claude Watson School for the Arts in Ontario, where the piano majors have been studying the skills required to be a répétiteur. It was part of a collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company and the Claude Watson Arts Program’s study of Dvorak’s Rusalka.

Mary Trotter Performed with Vocal Group Cantus Reply

Mary+TrotterMary Trotter (MM ’13, Vocal Accompanying) performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe with the Minneapolis-based vocal group Cantus in July. A review by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press states: “Yet ‘Dichterliebe’ isn’t just a showcase for singers, but for a pianist, as well, and Mary Trotter proved an ideal guide on the 16-song emotional journey, laying out the terrain expertly, whether a desolate desert of loss or a blossoming garden of delight in love.”