Loren Fishman (2011, DMA, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) will perform Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Sinfonia (conducted by his father, Jay Fishman) on Friday, March 14 at 7 pm (Johnson High School, St. Paul) and Saturday, March 15 at 2 pm (Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis). Both performances are free.
strong>Corey Hamm's (DMA, 2005, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) CD of Frederic Rzewski's solo piano masterpiece, The People United Will Never Be Defeated, was released in February for Redshift Records in Canada.
Minjeong Shin (DMA, 2012, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) made her successful solo recital debut at the Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall on February 2. Her one year teaching contract at Myongji University in Seoul has been extended for a second year, and she also recently obtained a four year teaching position at Sunchon University. She has been invited to perform solo recitals featuring the music of British composer Peter Seabourne in London, and she will also record Seabourne's "Steps 1."
Andrew Staupe (MM, 2007, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) has been invited to write occasional articles for Classical Minnesota Public Radio's website. His first article, "So you want to be a concert pianist?", mentions his studies at the U of M. Staupe also performed a solo piano recital for the Hempy Keyboard Series at the Saugatuck Performing Arts Center in Saugatuck, Michigan on February 9.