Congrats to my student Gabriel Bauer! He is the winner of the MYS Concerto Competition and will be performing Ravel's epic showpiece "Tzigane" with MYS Symphony Orchestra this Sunday at 2:00PM at Ted Mann Hall at the University of Minnesota! MYS Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier youth symphonies in the Upper Midwest and USA. Congrats Gabriel! More info and tickets at: https://mnyouthsymphonies.org/concerts-and-events/symphony-orchestra-showcase
Congrats to my student Amina Knapp! She will be performing Prokofiev's enchanting 1st Violin Concerto on Tuesday May 22, with Mounds View High School Symphony at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. Amina is a sophomore at Mounds View, a member of 2018/19 MMEA All-State Orchestra and MYS Symphony Orchestra since 2016. Congrats, Amina!!
Congrats to my student Maria Landherr! She will be performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Stillwater High School Concert Orchestra at their sold out Season Finale concert this Sunday May 20 at 3:00PM. She will be attending University of Wisconsin - Madison this fall studying violin with Dr. Altino. Congrats, Maria!!!
Congrats to Isabel Li and Celine Bares for advancing to the finals of the GTCYS Concerto Competition! They both sound incredible □ Isabel will be playing Walton's enchanting Violin Concerto and Celine will be playing Hindemith's heroic Der Schwanendreher Viola Concerto. Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 3:00 at Sundin Music Hall (Hamline University, St. Paul) Free and open to the public.
Congrats to my students for their incredible live performances in our 1st Studio Recital in 2 years! A truly epic way celebrate live music once again! Bravi Tutti! Grace Weitzel - Walton Violin Concerto 1st mvt Meiling Mathur - Barber Concerto 1st mvt Eleanor Richards - Hindemith Der Schwanendreher 1st mvt Andrius Adomavicius - Handel/Halvorsen Duo Aven Carlson - Bruch Concerto #1 1st mvt AH Shostakovich 1st Concerto 4th mvt & Grieg Sonata #3 Evan Schuman - Sibelius Concerto 1st mvt Annika Griffith - Kenji Bunch Sarabande Corrie Bascom - Prokofiev 1st Concerto 1st mvt Aaron Richardson - Brahms Concerto 1st mvt Eleanor Clay - Barber Concerto 1st mvt
Congrats to my fabulous 2021 MMEA All-State Students - 7 wonderful violinists and 3 superb violists! They performed a fantastic Prokofiev 5th Symphony, one of the most difficult symphonies in the repertoire. Bravi tutti! (Including violinists Cecil Mummey, Evan Schumann, Meiling Mathur, Zoë Carlson, Alexander, Ryan, and violists Sonia Pillai, Zach Nelson, and Kyan)
Congrats to my student Nadine Manske! She will be performing the Barber Violin Concerto with Saint Paul Conservatory of the Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra. Thursday May 3 at 7:00PM at the St Paul Conservatory. Seating is Free and open to the general public. 16 West 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102 She will also be majoring in music at Northwestern University in Illinois this Fall. Congrats, Nadine!!