Season News and Highlights
The World Pandemic has changed the Performing World in every way possible. Tours and concerts were suddenly cancelled or at least postponed. As the 2020-21 season begins it will be very different, either with very small audiences or completely LiveStreamed.
The 2019-2020 season was a return tour to Brazil in August. Venue cities were Brasilia, Rio de Janiero, and Natal. This was followed by a trip to Bangkok and Singapore in January. Along with violinist daughter, Katya Moeller, the Avita Duo performed a program of standard and new chamber music. More information about the chamber duo can be found at avitaduo.com
Special Mention needs to be made regarding Gustavo do Carmo being hired at Kansas Wesleyan University and Anthony Capparelli at Clarke College.
We are all so proud of our 2019-20 DMA graduates! Dr. Peng Zhang and Dr. Nicha Pimthong!
Congratulations to Bogyeong Lee for recent competition successes! Gold Medal for Best contemporary at WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition, First Prize from Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition and Winner of the American Protege International Music Talent Competition.
Recently, ShinHyung Kim received the first prize at the Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso competition 2020. She also won the first place at the American Protégé International Piano and String Competition 2019 and performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall. She also received the first prize at Golden Classical Music Award International Competition in 2019 and the Second Prize at the IMKA music competition in 2019. As an established duo pianist, she received the Bronze Prize at the WPTA Finland International Piano Competition and received the Honorable Mention at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in 2020.