Tag: Eastman School of Music
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.
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.
“There’s never been a time in history when musicians graduated from music schools and there are just jobs ‘o plenty waiting for them,” said Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music. “Music is a competitive profession. It’s always been a competitive profession.”
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.
Eastman BroadBand continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.
Four award-winning music ensembles from a historic Hong Kong school will give a free public performance in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on June 30 as part of the groups’ upcoming tour.
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.
More than 8,000 patrons attended concerts in the inaugural season of the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Presents series, enjoying the talents of guest artists ranging from Broadway stars Jason Alexander and Bernadette Peters to the Vienna Boys’ Choir.