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17-year-old virtuoso wins Young Artists International Piano Competition

17-year-old virtuoso wins Young Artists International Piano Competition

July 20, 2015

Brian Le, 17, of Silver Spring, Md,, was awarded first prize in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition Saturday, July 18, following a stellar performance of the first movement Allegro maestoso of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E Minor.

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University on the Fringe

University on the Fringe

July 14, 2015

From September 17-26, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the University — including the After Hours student a capella ensemble above — will participate in the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in downtown Rochester. Since its founding in 2009, the festival has doubled in size with more than 450 performances and more than 60,000 attendees.

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New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

June 29, 2015

In his just-published book Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, musicologist Ralph P. Locke explores how peoples who were considered different from “us” (Europeans) were characterized in popular songs, instrumental works, oratorios, ballets, and operas.

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Top young pianists to compete at Eastman School

Top young pianists to compete at Eastman School

June 11, 2015

Twenty-four of the world’s top teen-aged pianists will vie for prizes in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition next month. The week-long event of adjudicated performances, master classes, and recitals by award-winning guest artists—all of which are open to the public—begins Sunday, July 12.

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Summer carillon series brings internationally acclaimed performers  to Rochester

Summer carillon series brings internationally acclaimed performers to Rochester

June 10, 2015

The University will begin its annual summer carillon series on Monday, July 6, with a performance from award-winning carillonneur Joey Brink. The concert is the first of four free outdoor shows that will take place during the month of July on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. on the Eastman Quad on River Campus.

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Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

June 8, 2015

Eastman BroadBand continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.

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Tribute concert scheduled for opera performer, concert soloist Derrick Smith

Tribute concert scheduled for opera performer, concert soloist Derrick Smith

June 4, 2015

A memorial tribute concert celebrating the life of baritone and longtime Eastman Community Music School faculty member Derrick Smith will be held on Sunday, June 14, in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

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Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

May 27, 2015

The eighth annual Best Translated Book Awards were announced at BookExpo America on Wednesday, May 27, with Chinese author Can Xue’s The Last Lover taking home the award for fiction, and Spanish poet Rocío Cerón’s Diorama winning for poetry.

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World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

May 20, 2015

Guest artists will bring music from India, Portugal, and South Asia to the Kilbourn Hall stage as part of the World Music Series for 2015-2016.

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