Season News and Highlights
Three concerto performances will highlight this special year of opening the new Voxman Music Building and Hancher Auditorium eight years after the flood of 2008!
October 13 saw her performance of Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with the UI Symphony Band in the beautiful new large Hall at Voxman.
Then, on March 5th, a performance of Mendellsohn's Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra, with special guest artist, Almita Vamos, and then on the 13th, Rachmanioff's Concerto #2 with the UI Symphony Orchestra in the new Hancher Auditorium!
Dr. Nosikova returned to the Semper International Music Festival in Vols am Schlern, Italy this last July and looks forward to next years festival. She also was a member of the faculty at the Musikfest Piano Camp in Faribault, MN in August.
Studio member, Ryan McNamara was awarded Honorable Mention at the Semper Music Festival Competition.
Studio members ShinHyung Kim and Wenbing Yang were joined by pre-college studio members Rui Jin, Daniel Song, Joseph Wan, Elizabeth Wan attending Musicfest. They each presented numerous recitals and participated in Masterclasses with such renowned teachers such as Alex Braginski (Univ of MN), Mioko Lotto (Manhatten School of Music), and Jin Zhang (Central Conservatory, Beijing, China).
Piano Sundays at Old Capitol (Iowa City) continues to be a popular series as it celebrates its 10th season. The 2016-17 Season schedule can be found on the Piano Sundays link above.
Asami Hagiwara is spending this next academic year studying at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) as a doctoral fellow funded by American-Scandinavian Foundation.
May graduates Caroline Krause and Alexa Sowers have both accepted graduate TA positions. Caroline will now be studying and teaching at the University of Houston and Alexa accepted a position at Illinois State.
Dr. N performed Rimsky-Korsakov's Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor at the American Liszt Society Festival in Northridge, CA held last June as part of Gala Finale concert.
A performance with the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra of Beethovens's masterpiece work Piano Concerto No.5, Op.73, also known as the "Emperor Concerto", was presented at Iowa Memorial Union on March 30th.
Last May featured a return to China additional performances and teaching. She toured with UI Symphony conductor William LaRue Jones and performed the Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor. Cities visited were Beijing, Wuhan, Shanghai and Shenyang. This school year will have return trips to Asia in November and May.
The 2015-16 school year saw numerous successful competition performances by the Studio members.
At the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition in Baltimore, Ryan McNamara and Caroline Krause tied for 2nd in the Young Artist Division. Caroline also was awarded the Prize for Best Interpretation of a Composition by a Composer from the Americas.
Shu-Min (Alice) Chang has won the annual UI Concerto Competition with her performance of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. She will be performing the piece with the UICO on April 24. Alice follows two other studio members (Caroline and Ryan) who were last years' co-winners!
At the Iowa State Auditions of MTNA Competition, Ryan was the winner of of the Young Artist Division with Caroline placing 2nd.
We are pleased to announce that Rui Jin is the IMTA State Winner for Level F!
Joseph Wan was the awarded 2nd Place in the MTNA Junior Division.
The Fall, 2015, issue of the Newsletter of The American Liszt Society has an in-depth interview with ALS Board member, Ksenia Nosikova. You can read it here!