Season News and Highlights
Special Mention needs to be made regarding the 11 Studio Members that performed Degree Recitals this Spring semester!
Mariya Akhadjanova, Anthony Capparelli, Alice Chang, Gustavo do Carmo,ShinHyung Kim, Bogyeong Lee, Trevor Magness, Ming Hu, Nicole Peter, Karen Fox, and Chun-Ya Pien.
On Tuesday, March 26, Dr. Nosikova performed Rachmaninoff's 1st Piano Concerto, with the University of Iowa Symphony in Hancher Auditorium (Iowa City). The following evening's scheduled performance at Chicago's Symphony Center Orchestra Hall unfortunatly had to be canceled due to CSO labor strike.
A previous performance of the Rachmaninoff 1st Piano Concerto with Orchestra Iowa was presented in the beautiful Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, November 17 and at the Coralville Center for Performng Arts, on the Friday evening before.
Bravos to three studio members receiving their DMAs at Spring 2018 Commencement- Elizabeth Dolter, Natalie Landowski, and Wenjuan Peng!
Congratulations to Bogyeong Lee, winner of the University of Iowa SOM Concerto Competition. Peng joins other recent winners from the studio: Alice Chang, Korak Lertpibulchai, Caroline Krause, and Ryan McNamara!
And, congratulations also to Joseph Wan and Rui Jin, Winner and Alternate Winner, respectively, at the recent Iowa MTNA Auditions held at Wartburg College.
On February 28, 2018, Professor Nosikova performed Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra with the University of Iowa Symphony in Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. This concerto was also performed with the Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra in May.
April, 2018, featured two week performance and teaching tour in Brazil. Venues will include Rio de Janerio, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, and Porte Allegre, Pelotas, and Cabo Frio. A return visit will be made to most of these same cities in August/September, 2019.
Dr. Nosikova returned to the Semper International Music Festival in Vols am Schlern, Italy this last July. Studio members who attended were Tony Capparelli, Karen Fox, Ming Hu, and Chun-ya Pien.
August featured a two week residency at the Wiener MusicSeminar in Vienna. This pestigious festival, in its 48th year, was attended by studio members Tony Capparelli, Alex Cooper, Karen Fox, Ming Hu, Bogyeong Lee, Trevor Magness, Chun-Ya Pien, and Peng Zhang. The group had a great time performing, attending festival performances, and finding time to see the sights of Vienna and even taking day trips to Prague, Budapest, and Bratislova!
Piano Sundays at Old Capitol (Iowa City) continues to be a popular series as it celebrates its 12th season. The 2018-19 Season schedule can be found on the Piano Sundays link above.
Last Fall, Natalie Landowski, presented her piano pedagogy workshop: Shining Light on Neglected Keyboard Masters François Couperin and Johann Nepomuk Hummel, in Illinois at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and in California at the University of California, Irvine, San Diego State University, and Saddleback College. Most recently, Natalie has been collaborating with University of Iowa professor, musicologist, and author of, The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2017), Dr. Marian Wilson Kimber, reviving the lost art form of elocution. In June, they were invited by the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) to perform at their 120th anniversary event in Washington, DC.
Alice Chang, was the Iowa winner and received Honorable Mention at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) auditions.
Korak Lertpibulchai, DMA is now on the faculty at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Wenjing Liu, also was awarded her DMA and has opened her own private studio in California.
Asami Hagiwara was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. This appointment follows her year studying at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) as a doctoral fellow funded by American-Scandinavian Foundation.
2017 graduate, Ryan MacNamara, is now studying and teaching at the University of Indiana (Bloomington, IN).
Former studio member, Chelsea Wang, has graduated from Curtis Institute and is now working on her MM, studying with Leon Fleisher at Peabody Conservatory.