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Elizaveta Miller ’11MM wins Musica Antiqua Fortepiano Competition


Photo by David Fung

On March 9, 2013, Elizaveta Miller ’11MM became the first Russian fortepianist to win the Bruges Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges, Belgium.

The competition, originally started in 1964, is open to young, highly qualified performers from all over the world who specialize in historically informed performance practice. Miller, a fortepianist, pianist, and harpsichordist, was awarded the first prize. MORE

Published September 9, 2013
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Bravo! Ariane Abela uses music to help and inspire

By Cheryl Dellecese
Alumnae Association of Smith College

Arianne Abela ’08 had no intention of becoming a conductor until she came to Smith. Though music had always been a major part of her life (she sang in the San Francisco Girls Chorus for many years), she grew up as a left leg amputee and missing most of her fingers on both hands. “My hands have always been my greatest insecurity,” she says.

But all that has changed. Abela, conductor of 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra, has spent the summer competing on television’s America’s Got Talent with the ensemble she founded with Yale School of Music classmate Colin Britt. The 55-person, all-volunteer group includes professional musicians, but also individuals of all ages and from all walks of life. The goal of the orchestra is to perform pop music with a classical twist. “We want to show people that you don’t have to love just one kind of music,” says Abela.  MORE

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Students are invited to register for the Gig List

The Yale School of Music receives requests each week from Yale and New Haven area community members looking to hire YSM student musicians for gigs and lessons. Requests for both the gig list and community lessons are managed through the Hire a Musician page on the YSM website.

All YSM students are invited to register for the Gig List.



Published September 9, 2013
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