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Daniel Stone ’16 MM to join the Calgary Philharmonic

Daniel-StoneDaniel Stone ’16 MM has been appointed section violist in the Calgary Philharmonic, and will begin his tenure with the the orchestra in fall 2016.

Stone is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Music where he studied with Ettore Causa. A native of Chicago, he previously studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with Stephen Wyrczynski of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as with Desirée Ruhstrat of the Lincoln Trio. During the summer season, he has performed at the Norfolk, Sarasota, Tanglewood, and Aspen music festivals. In August 2015, he was featured in Norfolk’s Gala Concert with Emanuel A. While at Indiana University, he performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra as a guest American musician. As a soloist, he has appeared on Chicago’s radio station WFMT for the program “Introductions.”

Stone is also a self-taught music editor and arranger, and his arrangements of Balkan folk tunes are frequently performed by the Black Oak Ensemble. Upcoming performances include a Solo Bach collaboration with the New Haven Ballet and concerts at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.

Published May 26, 2016
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Composer Zachary Wadsworth ’07 MM releases new album

wadsworth-zach-webComposer Zachary Wadsworth ’07 MM has released a new album of music entitled “The Far West.” The recording was conducted by Timothy Shantz, and performed by tenor Lawrence Wilford with Luminous Voices, a professional chamber choir based in Calgary, Alberta.
The album’s central work, which also lends the album its title, sets the text of Tim Diugos, a poet who died of AIDS in 1990 while studying at the Yale Divinity School.  The cantata explores the defiance of a poet who chose to live with lightness and dignity in the face of plague and loss. MORE

Published May 25, 2016
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Hannah Collins appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello at University of Kansas

hannah_collinsHannah Collins ’08 MM ’09 AD has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello at to the the University of Kansas School of Music. Her appointment will begin in fall 2016.

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Winner of De Linkprijs for contemporary interpretation, cellist Hannah Collins takes an active role in catalyzing and championing the works of young composers as a soloist and as part of the duo New Morse Code (with YSM alumnus Michael Compitello ’09 MM ’12 MMA ’16 DMA). She is co-director of the Avaloch Farm New Music Initiative and appears frequently on both modern and Baroque cello with Cantata Profana, The Sebastians, NOVUS NY, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra.

A dedicated teaching artist, Collins is an alumna of Ensemble ACJW, a professional development program focused on chamber music performance, teaching artistry, and arts advocacy through the resources of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, Weill Music Institute, and the NYC Department of Education.

Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Yale College and graduate degrees in cello performance from the Yale School of Music and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the City University of New York Graduate Center and serving as a teaching fellow at Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music.

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Published May 24, 2016
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Liliya Ugay wins New England Philharmonic Call for Scores

Liliya Ugay

Liliya Ugay

Liliya Ugay ’16 MM has been named the winner for the New England Philharmonic’s Call for Scores. Her orchestral work Oblivion will be performed by the orchestra under Maestro Richard Pittman, with the performance taking place on April 29, 2017 at the Tsai Performance Center in Boston. MORE

Published May 22, 2016
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Ulysses Quartet takes grand prize at Fischoff Competition

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Ulysses String Quartet

The Ulysses String Quartet has been named the Grand Prize-winner of this year’s Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The group is home to YSM alumnus Colin Brookes ’13 MM, ’14 AD, as well as 2010 Norfolk alumna Grace Ho.

As grand prize-winners as well as gold medalists in the Senior String Division, the group will take part in a Winner’s Tour of the Midwestern United States this fall; they also took home a total of $11,000 in cash prizes. MORE

Published May 22, 2016
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Dominick DiOrio promoted to tenured Associate Professor at Indiana University

diorioConductor Dominick DiOrio ’08 MM, 09′ MMA, ’12 DMA was recently promoted to the tenured rank of Associate Professor of Music in choral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. At age 31, he is the youngest member of the school’s conducting faculty to achieve this rank.

Additionally, DiOrio was selected by the American Choral Directors Association (ADCA) to participate in their International Conductors Exchange Program with Sweden, where he gave a presentation on new choral music at the Nordic Choral Conference in Malmö alongside fellow YSM alumna Kimberly Dunn Adams ’05 MM. They will repeat this presentation at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, held in Barcelona, Spain in July, 2017. MORE

Published May 18, 2016
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Tawnie Olson’s ’99 MM ’00 AD chamber oratorio premieres

Premiere of Tawnie Olson's "No Capacity to Consent."

Premiere of Tawnie Olson’s “No Capacity to Consent.”

In 2016 Third Practice (directed by Brian Bartoldus ’09 MM ’11 MMA ’15 DMA) received a grant from New Music USA to commission Tawnie Olson‘s ’99 MM ’00 AD No Capacity to Consent. The work is a half-hour chamber oratorio setting a legal complaint filed by a pregnant woman in which she recounts how, after being stopped for a minor traffic violation in an American town infamous for police abuse, she was raped by a corrections officer. Third Practice, with percussionist Chris Salvito, cellist Camilo Perez-Mejia, and organist Santana Bartoldus YC ’08 performed the work in Washington, DC and Baltimore, Frederick, and Emmitsburg, Maryland in Spring, 2016.

Published May 17, 2016
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Ginevra Petrucci ’12 MM, ’13 AD and Boris Berman present recital in Rome

petrucci_ginevraFlutist Ginevra Petrucci ’12 MM, ’13 AD will join Professor Boris Berman in presenting a recital at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, Italy on May 24th, 2016. The recital, which is dedicated to the memory of the great flutist Aurèle Nicolet (1926-2016), will feature music of Mozart, Debussy, and Franck. The event is co-organized by the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and the Yale Club of Italy, under the presidency of Dr. Andrea Mandel-Mantello ’81 BA.

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Published May 16, 2016
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Argus Quartet to compete in Banff International String Quartet Competition

Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet

YSM’s fellowship quartet-in-residence, the Argus Quartet, has been selected to compete in the Banff International String Quartet Competition this August. The group is one of 10 quartets chosen to participate in the prestigious live rounds of the competition.

The competition, held in Banff, Alberta, consists of five rounds for which Argus has prepared a total of seven full works, including a newly commissioned work by Canadian composer Zosha di Castri. Grand prize-winners receive an award worth over $150,000, including a cash prize of $25,000 in addition to a three-year development program of concert tours, residencies, and recordings.

The 10 quartets were selected by Clive Greensmith of the Tokyo Quartet, Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet, and Douglas McNabney, artistic director of Toronto Summer Music. Judges for the live rounds include members of the Rondom Kwartet; Orford, Lawrence, and Tokyo String Quartets; Cleveland and Belcea Quartets; and Quartour Vio Nova. MORE

Published May 16, 2016
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YSM Alumnus An-lun Huang’s opera premieres in Beijing

An-lun Huang's "Yue Fei"

An-lun Huang’s “Yue Fei”

Alumnus An-lun Huang ’86 MM will premiere his new opera Yue Fei at the National Grand Theatre in Beijing on June 7-8 , 2016. Sponsored by the National Arts Fund of China, Yue Fei is a combination of the Chinese tradition and Western operatic style, especially Wagnerian, is a large-formed symphonic grand opera in the patriotic theme.

It was one of the first batches of the projects funded by the China National Arts Fund in 2014, and also won the sponsorships of the”12.5 Tianjin University Innovation Team Training Plan” and the Tianjin Municipal Government Funding. Yue Fei is produced by Xu Changjun, the dean of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and Ma Mei, the director of Vocal Department. Conductor Zheng Xiaoying serves as the artistic director, while playwright Xu Qingdong wrote the script in collaboration with the composer. The director is Chen Xinyi, with the more than 300 performers by the teachers, students, youth choir and symphony orchestra of this one of the leading music institutes in China.

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Published May 13, 2016
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