Season News and Highlights
I have recordings of recent performances newly posted on YouTube. Please enjoy!
Capriccio in A Major, Op. 34, No.1 by Muzio Clementi
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
4 Selections from 24 Preludes, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin
4. Lento, 10. Andante, 9. Andantino, 14. Presto
Polonaise in B Flat Minor, Op. 21 by Alexander Scriabin
My two recently released cds have been receiving wonderful reviews. My solo disc of Max Reger's Aus Meinem Tagebuch, Op. 82 and 24 Preludes and Oskolki by Lera Auerbach recorded with Katya Moeller as Avita Duo have both been featured in Fanfare Magazine.
In honor of the 150th birthday of Alexander Scriabin, our 2022-23 Key Change Piano Revolutionaries Series celebrates the work and influence of Scriabin and his groundbreaking contemporaries in the Romantic era with seven distinct concerts over the course of the year. Each concert will be played twice: once in the Concert Hall of the UI School of Music's Voxman Building in Iowa City, and once at the Opus Cafe in Cedar Rapids. The series is presented in partnership with Orchestra Iowa. The performers will be guest artists, alumni, current faculty, and current students.
Congratulations to Bogyeong Lee on the release of her DMA recording project A Story of Life, Piano Works of Emile Naoumoff and to Helen Ninoska on the release of her cd Juan Francisco Garcia: Piano Music.
Steinway and Sons recently honored Dr. Nosikova by naming her to the Steinway Teachers Hall of Fame! The special dinner and ceremony was following by a tour of the Steinway factory.
We are all so proud of our recent DMA graduates! Dr. Alice (Shu-Min) Chang, Dr. Trevor Magness, and Dr. Bogyeong Lee!
Special Mention for Anthony Capparelli for being selected as a Student Repetiteur at the International Opera Academy in Ghent, Belgium.
Congratulations to Mariya Akhadjanova! In October 2021, she performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, as a winner of the 2021 “Golden Classical Music Awards" International Competition and in May 2022 at Merkin Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York City as a finalist and a winner of the second prize of the Music International Grand Prix 2022.
Summer 2022 was highlighted by a return visit to Brazil in July. Avita Duo was the featured artist at the US Embassy's Independence Day Celebration. More information about the chamber duo can be found at avitaduo.com