Four of our students participated in the Musical Artistry Program adjudications this year. I was proud of each and every one of them! Thank you, Audrey, Karis, Aubren, and Mary Boyde for all your hard work!
Our adjudicator, Dr Debra Bakland, was formerly professor of piano at Burman University in Canada and Walla Walla University. She is a distinguished piano performer and pedagogue in the northwest. She praised all our pianists and chose Aubren to play her Bach Two-Part Invention in A minor for the honors recital. Mary Boyde is the alternate recitalist for her rendition of Khachaturian’s “The Horseman.” Congratulations, Aubren and Mary Boyde!
Dr Bakland also gave both Audrey and Karis Honorable Mentions. Congratulations! Good job everyone!!
Last May, our studio participated for the first time in Tacoma’s wonderful Orchestral Recital Series, where students are given the opportunity to perform a concerto movement or other arrangement with a full orchestra! Four studio pianists participated playing music by Noona, Vandall, and Mozart. What a fun way to celebrate a lot of hard work and love of music with friends and family! Well done, all!
Tristan takes a bow after a sparkling performance of the finale to Vandall’s Concerto in G:
Noelle poses elegantly at the piano after the concert:
All the performers for the evening, including our own Tristan, Maggie, Noelle, and Mary Boyde. Congratulations!
Our spring 2016 recital was held June 7 at University Place Presbyterian Church. Here are the student performers who shared their pieces with us: Joe, Aoife, Mary Boyde and Tristan. Great job, all! And this time, Ms. Hwang played too.
We were sad to say good-bye to Aoife, who is moving to China. We will miss you!