Peter John (DMA, piano/composition, student of Alexander Braginsky and Alex Lubet) premiered his piano trio "The Clock-Trees" with Duo Parnas at Subculture in New York City on December 22. This piece was commissioned by Latitude 45 artists and Duo Parnas and will be performed in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall in the spring.
Julian Maddox (PSEO, violin, student of Sally O'Reilly) is one of thirteen musicians entering the Featured Round of Minnesota Public Radio's Fifth Annual Minnesota Varsity. As part of this round, he will have a recording session in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio's St. Paul headquarters.
Osip Nikiforov (BM, piano, student of Alexander Braginsky) will give a piano recital on Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Paul, MN. He will perform works by Beethoven, Mompou, and Scriabin.
Zhen Tu (PSEO, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) was awarded the First Prize at the Minnesota Orchestra's Young People's Symphony Concert Association Competition. In addition to a cash award, Tu will perform with the Minnesota Orchestra in their 2015-16 season, dates to be announced.