Michael Mizrahi ’08DMA, ’04MMA was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Mizrahi has presented lecture-recitals and masterclasses at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was a fellow of The Academy and a member of Ensemble ACJW. An avid proponent of contemporary music, Mr. Mizrahi is a founding member of NOW Ensemble. He is also a founding member of the Moët Trio, which recently completed a two-year residency at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Noted for his ability to connect with audiences of all ages, Mr. Mizrahi has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and others in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, and the Kennedy Center. He has performed chamber music in Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum, and at festivals including Music@Menlo, the Ravinia Festival, and Yellow Barn.
Michael Mizrahi captured both First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Ima Hogg Competition, as well as first prizes in the Berkeley Piano Club Competition, the International Bartok-Kabalevsky Competition, and the Iowa International Piano Competition. He is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2005 National Auditions. At Yale, he studied with Claude Frank.
Oboist Andrew Parker ’03MM has been appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music and Master’s degree at Yale University, he finished doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, where he was the Graduate Student Instructor. In his time at the University of Michigan, Andrew was a finalist in the concerto competition and was asked to represent the university by performing in the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center. MORE