Congratulations to students who graduated in May: Oscar Medrano, Rachel Baron and Alex Wakim. I am so proud of you!
Congratulations to Zhihe and Zhixi Yan who won the West Central Division MTNA competition in the "Senior Piano Duet" Category. They will compete in the national finals!
A wonderful review of my recording of Anton de Kontski in the French "Cahiers de sociologie économique et culturelle" no. 62
Congratulations to my piano student Matthew Meals, who won the KSU Concerto Competition!
Congratulations to my pre-college and college students: Oscar, Samuel, Kenji, Peter, Jerry and Ethan! They all won top prizes and honors at KMTA Auditions in Emporia (Nov. 4-5)
My students Peter and Jerry Yan both received the 3rd Prize at the 2017 Enkor International Piano Competition! Congratulations!
Professor Jonathan Bellman about my newest CD with music by Anton de Kontski:
"....your playing is really beautiful—your delicacy in teasing out the various little melodic lines may be, I suspect, the first time in history that such care has been taken with these pieces…at least since Kontski himself. I was surprised at the quality of much of the music; the salon pathos and sentiment is really elegantly realized, from a compositional standpoint. The suite of dances are attractive, but probably least interesting; there are really lots of good ideas in the other pieces. And the relationship to Chopin is clear...."
My newest CD is available on amazon!!!
Congratulations to my graduating students: Matthew Honas (BA), Amanda Krieg (BM), Hill Yiqi Lee (MM). Bravo!
February 11, 2017 - My students Peter Zhihe Yan, Jerry Zhixi Yan, and Ethan Xin won first prizes at the Concerto Competition of the Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association. Congratulations!
"Indian Express", announcing my concert in Thiruvandanthapuram, Kerala, India:
The announcement of my masterclasses and lectures in Szczecin, Poland:
November 1, 2016
My interpretations will be heard on the Dutch radio station Conzertsender:
I was awarded by the Government of the Republic of Poland a Badge of Honor for Outstanding Contributions to Polish Culture.
A review of my concert in Buenos Aires:
Announcement of the Chopiniana Festival in Buenos Aires:
Our group of KSU students and community members visited Eisenach, Weimar, Bayreuth, Zwickau, Leipzig in Germany, and Warsaw and Zelazowa Wola in Poland.
The announcement of my concert in the Ukraine:
The announcement of my concert and lecture in Bialystok, Poland:
Congratulations to my graduating student Jane Ye Hua (M.M.) Congratulations to our juniors on their junior recitals: Matthew Meals, Amanda Krieg and Samuel Fifield.
Congratulations to KSU Honors Recital finalists Jane Hua and Matthew Meals!
Congratulations to Kayla Lei and Robert Zhang, and Cathy Lei and Audrey Pickering, winners of the MAMTA Piano Duet Competition!
Congratulations to my students Kayla Lei (grade 5-6 category, 1st prize) and Robert Zhang (grade 7-8, 2nd prize), prize winners at the Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition!!! (Feb. 7, 2015). Bravo!
Congratulations to my piano students: Alex Wakim, Ye Hua and Yiqi Li!
They have received awards and honors at the KMTA Collegiate Competition at Washburn University in Topeka, KS (Nov. 9, 2014)
Congratulations to my former student Barry Chi Zhang:
Congratulations to my pre-college students: Cathy Lei, Kayla Lei and Robert Zhang, for their successes at the KMTA Auditions at Washburn University (Nov. 8). Bravo!
News from France:
September 10, 2014, 10AM - listen to live broadcast of my playing on KANU, KPR-Lawrence:
It is archived here:
Recently published review from the November 2013 ASU conference on Polish-Jewish composers (incl. my lecture about Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern):
The Complete Works for Piano by Maria Szymanowska CD album is a RECORDING OF THE MONTH, Muzyka21, Warsaw, Poland
News from in Kinmen Island (Taiwan):
My recording of music by Maria Szymanowska was reviewed by the American Record Guide!
November 9, 2013
Congratulations to Robert Zhang, First Prize Winner in the KMTA Pre-College Honors Auditions (6 grade category, plan C).
Congratulations to Robert Zhang and Kayla Lei, First Prize Winners in the 4 Hand Category (5-6 grades) in the KMTA Pre-College Honors Auditions, in Lawrence, Kansas.
BRAVOS to Robert and Kayla!!
A review of my recording (Maria Szymanowska) appeared in the Issue 37:2 (Nov/Dec 2013) of Fanfare Magazine
Review of Maria Szymanowska CD in Polish daily "Gazeta Polska" Oct. 30, 2013
Review of "Complete Piano Works" by Maria Szymanowska from MusicWebInternational:
Interview in the periodical "Twoja Muza" (in Polish)
August Interview in the journal "Muzyka21" (in Polish)
August 28 Kansas Public Radio Program about Maria Szymanowska
The live recording of the program is available here:
May - The album "Maria Szymanowska: Complete Piano Works" (Acte Préalable) has been released! Please contact me if you would like to purchase the 3CD album.
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