Claudia Chen (collaborative piano, student of Margo Garrett) performed a recital with her daughter Katia Tesarczyk (Bravo!, violin, student of Sally O'Reilly) and her mother, pianist Patricia Parraguez Chen at Casa Central de la Escuela Moderna in Santiago, Chile. Their three-generation recital included works by Dvorak, Tchaikowsky, Bruch, Ries, Schubert, Guastavino, Chopin, and Beethoven. More information.
Sarah Porwoll-Lee (MM, 2013, clarinet, student of Alexander Fiterstein) was recently awarded a fiscal year 2015 Minnesota State Board of the Arts Artist Initiative Grant. The grant award will help fund the commissioning of three new works by Minnesota composers, three local performances, and the recording of an album of music by all Minnesotans, including works by Katherine Bergman, Joshua Clausen, Daniel Nass, Ted Moore, and Libby Larsen. Porwoll-Lee is currently adjunct professor of applied clarinet at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, artistic co-director and clarinetist of The Antithesis Project, a member of Zeitgeist New Music's Board of Directors, and a freelance clarinetist around the Twin Cities.