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Michael Noble ’12 MM, ’14 MMA wins award to study in Belgium

noble_michaelPianist Michael Noble ’12 MM, ’14 MMA has been awarded a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. Each year, the foundation awards up to eight fellowships worth $25,000 to enable the recipient to spend one year working, performing, or researching in Belgium. The fellowships are open to all fields.

Noble will spend next year in Ghent immersed in new music: he will work with the SPECTRA and Ictus new music ensembles, and will perform both solo and collaborative contemporary music.

 

Published April 21, 2014
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New Haven Register: Pianist Michael Noble plays Frederic Rzewski piece

New Haven Register
Staff report

You have to appreciate Michael Noble’s recital choice for its degree of difficulty Thursday night (Feb. 20).

The doctoral candidate in Piano Performance at the Yale School of Music will be playing a pretty unique composition at 8 p.m. in Sprague Memorial Hall at 470 College St. (corner of Wall) on the Yale campus.

Frederic Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”, which was written in 1975, is a 60-minute work featuring 36 variations.  MORE

Published February 18, 2014
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Michael Noble wins Carmel Music Society Piano Competition

Michael Noble ’12MM, ’14MMA wins Grand Prize; Jeong-ah Ryu ’10MM takes third

Michael Noble

Michael Noble

Michael Noble won the Grand Prize at the 2013 Carmel Music Society Piano Competition in Carmel, Calif. Jeong-ah Ryu ’10MM won Third Prize. The Grand Prize includes the opportunity to perform a concert in the 2014 Carmel Music Society subscription series. The competition was open to pianists between the ages of 18 and 30 who live, study, or were born in California, Oregon, and Washington.

A review of the competition called attention to Noble’s “exciting, but refined performances” and noted, “our attention was always being directed to the music he was playing and not his technical prowess. His Scriabin was elegant, his Beethoven Op. 90 was stylish and powerful, and his selections from Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze captured so well Schumann’s mercurial and fantastic moods.” MORE

Published June 4, 2013
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