Paul Badura-Skoda illuminates Mozart in March 3 master class

Pianist brings “a lifetime assimilation of scholarship realized by performance.”
– Clavier

The Yale School of Music presents a master class with the Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda on Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 am in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). Badura-Skoda has earned praise for his “unerring musicianship” (Washington Post) and “a lifetime assimilation of scholarship realized by performance” (Clavier).

A specialist in Mozart, whose music he performs on both modern pianos and historical instruments, Badura-Skoda will hear three pianists each play a movement from different piano concertos of Mozart. Aura Go will play a movement from Mozart’s Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271; Elizaveta Miller will perform a movement from the Concerto No. 20 in  D minor, K. 466; and Esther Park will select a movement of the Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491. All three pianists are graduate students at the Yale School of Music.

Published February 15, 2011
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More success from YSM pianists

Fernando Altamura (photo by David Fung)

Fernando Altamura ’11MM won third prize in the Concurso Internacioal de Piano / First International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Prizes were awarded in a ceremony on July 10 at the Governador Pedro Ivo Campos Theater.

Andrea Lam ’04CERT is the winner of Astral Artists‘ national search competition.

Astral Artists is a nonprofit classical music organization that aims to discover the most promising classical musicians residing in the United States, assist their early professional career development, and present their artistry through concerts and outreach programs.

Incoming student Kuok-Wai Lio ’12 has been newly signed to Opus 3 Artists. He will study with Peter Frankl and Boris Berman.

Six Yale pianists, both current students and alumni, passed the preliminary rounds in the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and will compete for prizes in Warsaw this October:

Shih-Wei Huang ’11MM

Sheng-Yuan Kuan ’05MM

Hanchien Lee ’05MM, ’06AD

Esther Park ’12AD

Marianna Prjevalskaya ’10AD

Yury Shadrin ’08MM

Published July 22, 2010
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Piano alumni find success in summer competitions

Several students and alumni of the Yale School of Music’s piano department have enjoyed success in prestigious international competitions this summer.

Ilya Poletaev ’03MM, ’04MMA, ’10DMA (far left in photo) has just won the first prize for piano at the Seventeenth International Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany.

Forty-seven pianists took part in the competition, which also offered categories for violin and cembalo. The event is open to musicians between the ages of 16 and 32.

Marianna Prjevalskaya

In June, Marianna Prjevalskaya ’10AD won the bronze medal in the Fourth Sendai International Music Competition, held in Sendai, Japan.

Listen to streaming audio of Prjevalskaya’s performances HERE.

Lindsay Garritson ’10MM and Esther Park ’12MM also participated in the competition; streaming audio of Garritson’s performance is available HERE, and Park’s is available HERE.

Yunjie Chen, an incoming student in the Artist Diploma program, earned fourth prize at the Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition, held June 16-July 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Published July 21, 2010
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