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Lydia Artymiw (piano) performed a half solo and half duo recital with cellist Simona Barbu, professor of cello at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks on March 28. Artymiw also presented a master class at UND on March 27.
Timothy Lovelace (collaborative piano) will play a solo piano part in Messiaen's Exotic Birds on the Minnesota Orchestra's Spirit & Spring: Beethoven's Eroica concerts. The concerts take place April 2 - 4. More info.
Karen Painter (musicology) participated in an event sponsored by the Getty: Are Artists Like Fine Wine? Aging Means Getting Older, Wiser, and Maybe Even More Creative. The event was inspired by a Getty exhibition of works by J. M. W. Turner. Read more, watch a video of the event, or listen to the podcast on Zócalo Public Square's website.
Tanya Remenikova (cello) gave the cello master class and presented a session on "Otakar Ševčik for Cello" at the American String Teachers Association national conference in Salt Lake City (March 19-21). Read the program booklet.
Jeffrey Van (guitar) will be featured on the next two Minnesota Public Radio Archive on The Radio specials, titled Four Decades-Six Strings: Jeffrey Van, Guitar, to be broadcast on successive Tuesdays, March 31 and April 7, at 8 pm. The first program will look at the development of music for the guitar from an historical perspective. The second program will concentrate on music of the 20th and 21st centuries for guitar and will feature a number of Minnesota composers. More info.
As a first prize winner of the American Protegé Competition (Romantic Piano Music category), Soyoung Park (DMA, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) made her debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 28, 2015. Park performed the Scherzo from the Brahms Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 1.
Eric Schultz (MM, clarinet, student of Alexander Fiterstein) won first place in the recent Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs Collegiate Biennial Competition. He performed solo repertoire of Saint-Saëns, Schumann, and Copland.
Corey Hamm's (DMA, 2005, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) recent CD of music by contemporary Canadian composers for the Redshift label (TK432) Beyond Shadows received rave reviews in the March issue of Gramophone and Fanfare magazines. Hamm appears with colleagues from the Nu:BC Collective in this recording. An interview with Hamm by Lynn René Bayler: "Corey Hamm, the Multitasking Pianist" will appear in the May-June 2015 issue of Fanfare. Hamm is associate professor of piano at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
John Winzenburg (MM, choral conducting, student of Thomas Lancaster) recently published an anthology of choral music, Half Moon Rising: Choral Music from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan (Edition Peters). Winzenburg earned a doctorate in orchestral conducting at the University of Iowa.
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