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I am absolutely thrilled to be performing as part of the Indiana University chapter of the American Liszt Society in the 2015 Franz Liszt Mini-Fest! Concerts take place Saturday and Sunday in Auer Hall on the IU campus and will feature piano works performed by 20 IU alumni.
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I'm on TV this week! I had the pleasure of doing two short recording sessions back in February at the WHMB studios in Indianapolis as the featured musician on Full Circle, a talk show hosted by Susanne McAlister. You can watch the full episode above, or skip straight to the 19 minute mark where you'll see a short interview and a performance of the "Préambule" from Robert Schuman's Carnaval, Opus 9. Enjoy!
I said it in January, and now I'm confirming it: the months of February and March have allowed for one success story after another!
... and there's more, but I have to have some secrets!
Spring is slowly blooming in Bloomington...
If the rest of 2015 turns out to be as fantastic as the month of January, I'm in for quite a treat! This first month has been chock full of successes, promising developments, and confidence-boosting events. Here's what's new:
Here's the ten-minute video montage that got me to the finals for the JSOM Travel Competition!
Although it has only been seven months since I last posted some "news," there have been a lifetime of changes for me! Since May, I've changed cities -- leaving behind the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles for the calm university town of Bloomington, Indiana -- and rerouted my career, making the executive decision to return to school for a one-year certificate while I prepare for Doctor of Music auditions this coming winter and spring. Though I miss many elements of LA (the weather, for one!) and the freelance life, being in school facilitates many of important details that the "real-world" complicated: I have my choice of beautiful Steinways at my fingertips (literally) when I want them, I have a teaching assistantship that pays for tuition and living expenses, and I have endless hours in the day to practice - what I truly need most at this point in my musical development.
Exciting things are on the horizon, however! I've recently spent hours and hours in the recording studio getting some beautiful audio and video recordings ready to put up online! Summer plans are also solidifying, slowly, and I know that, for one, I'll be back in Vermont at the New Music on the Point Festival, a place that has become very dear to me since I began there as a student participant in 2013. This year I will be returning as a Collaborative Piano Fellow, working with the instrumental participants, student composers, as well as the JACK Quartet and American Modern Ensemble in a more formal fashion. I cannot wait!
So, for now, I send you and yours the happiest of holiday wishes for this wintery season. Check back soon for updated recordings on the "Listen" page. Until then, may your holidays be filled with friends, family, cheer... and, of course, music!
It's been a busy spring in Los Angeles: the month of April brought upwards of ten recitals and other performances, as well as some recording sessions of some of my favorite solo piano pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, and Berio. New recordings (including some tracks from my Master's recital at Indiana University last spring) will be up on the website soon, so stay tuned! Happy Spring!
Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons and a healthy slide into the new year!
Looking forward to making more music in 2014... and hoping that you'll be a part of it!
I am thrilled to be opening the 2013-2014 season of the Fazioli Concert Series at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles this Sunday, December 8, 2013. I will be presenting a program of solo piano music by Italian and American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries (with one exception...) that demonstrates the variety and musical richness that has come out of these two countries. Admission is free but seating is limited, so please take a moment to confirm your attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Short reception to follow the concert; click HERE for more information. Looking forward to seeing you there!!
I'm celebrating Halloween this year by playing at Los Angeles' Union Station - and what a thrill it is! Chris Cerrone's wireless-headphone opera, Invisible Cities,
is making a huge splash in the Los Angeles, Southern Cali, even west-coast music-scenes!! It's what everyone in town is talking about and shows have been consistently sold-out since opening night!
Check out the most recent installment from KCET TV's upcoming documentary about the piece by clicking here.
Happy Halloween: May your day be spook-tacular! :-)
And Special Thanks to Dana Ross for the beautiful photo!
I'm so excited to be involved in the orchestra for an event that is quite possibly changing musical history: an opera experienced entirely through wireless headphones! Thanks to a collaboration between Los Angeles' The Industry Opera Company (http://theindustryla.org/), the LA Dance Project, Sennheiser, and the City of Los Angeles (the performances all take place in LA's Union Station in the heart of downtown), the way audiences see and hear operatic music is changing! I'm thrilled to be a part of the 11-person orchestra for Chris Cerrone's beautifully written work. It's been a huge hit in LA-land, so if you're around and looking for something cool to do in the next few weeks, check out ticket availability!
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