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Sylvia Kahan’s Book Reviewed in “Diapason”

“Winnie” the Majestic review by Benoît Fauchet, Diapason, November 2018 translated by Sylvia Kahan What do Fauré’s theater music for Pelléas et Mélisande (1898), Stravinsky’s Renard (1916), Satie’s symphonic drama Socrate (1918), Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro (1923) and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto (1938) have in common? All of these remarkable works, and many others, […]

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2018 Honens International Piano Competition

DMA Pianists Win Top Prizes at Honens

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that DMA pianists Nicolas Namoradze won first place and Han Chen won the Raeburn Prize at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition. These accomplished DMA pianists represent what the Honens Competition deems “complete artists”: The Complete Artist is a thoughtful interpreter, a consummate collaborator, an awe-inspiring […]

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DMA Pianist Quynh Nguyen places Twice in The American Prize 2017-18 Competition

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that DMA pianist Quynh Nguyen was named as the second prize winner of The American Prize Lorin Hollander Award, as well as the second prize winner in the Solo Piano Professional Division of The American Prize 2017-18 competition.  Praised by the Boston Globe as “a musical and expressive player,” pianist Quynh Nguyen has […]

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Alumna Pianist Mirna Lekić named as a Winner in The American Prize 2017-18 Competition

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist and alumna Mirna Lekić was named as a winner in the The American Prize 2017-18 Competition, in the solo piano performance professional division. Mirna Lekić is a Bosnian-American pianist active as a recitalist, chamber musician and educator. Praised for her “intelligent and sincere pianism” (Examiner), and “natural inventiveness and […]

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Performance by Alumnus Pianist Ran Dank listed in Top 10 Chicago Concerts of 2017

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist and alumnus Ran Dank’s performance of Fred Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! this past April was listed as one of the top ten classical concerts in Chicago in 2017 by the Chicago Classical Review. Dank’s performance was described as follows: “When the pianist who was originally […]

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GC D.M.A. violinist Pala Garcia and cellist John Popham release debut album for Longleash Trio

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that on September 22nd, 2017, Longleash trio, comprised of GC D.M.A. violinist Pala Garcia, GC D.M.A. cellist John Popham and pianist Renate Rohlfing, released their debut album with New Focus recordings titled “Passage.” The album features the first commercial recordings of innovative piano trios, written by […]

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GC D.M.A. Pianist Leann Osterkamp to release album of the Complete Piano Solo Works of Leonard Bernstein

The Graduate Center is pleased to congratulate D.M.A. pianist Leann Osterkamp on her upcoming album release, featuring the complete solo piano works of Leonard Bernstein! Osterkamp will be playing a CD release concert at Steinway Hall on September 25, 2017, at 7pm. The concert is an invite-only event; For more information contact Leann at contact@leannosterkamp.com. […]

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GC Alumnus Olivier Fluchaire Performing at The House Concert & Gumi International Music Festival in South Korea

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that GC alumnus Olivier Fluchaire (violin) is currently performing in a number of concerts in South Korea for The Concert House and the Gumi International Music Festival (August 30 – September 15, 2017). Upcoming performances are as follows: September 9, 2017: Masterclass in Gumi (South Korea), presented by […]

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D.M.A. Pianist Juan Carlos Fernández-Nieto to make his Carnegie Hall Debut

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that D.M.A. pianist Juan Carlos Fernández-Nieto will be making his debut at Carnegie Hall this coming Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 7:30pm. He will be performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271, “Jeunehomme” with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, under the baton of Music Director […]

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