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THE COMEDIC SATIRE OF LE CARNAVAL MASCARADE IS REBORN AFTER 300 YEARS

September 3, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — It’s carnival season in France, 1675. Ridicule and liberties abound, everyone is in disguise and nothing is as it appears. To celebrate this joyous season of masquerades, the incomparable composer Jean-Baptiste Lully from the court of Louis XIV is premiering Le Carnaval Mascarade, an entertaining musical theater pastiche from several of his […]

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PIANO KEYS OPENED THE DOOR FOR EASTMAN STUDENT’S MAJOR COMPETITION WIN

August 14, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — Zarina Melik-Stepanova, a 26-year old piano student of Natalya Antonova at the Eastman School of Music, has just played her way into a $10,000 first prize win and two years of professional career management through the Young Artists Auditions of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). A native of Baku in […]

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18-YEAR OLD FROM CHINA WINS EASTMAN SCHOOL’S YOUNG ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

August 6, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — Mr. Xin Jia, “a poised and polished pianist” (Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY) from Shenyang, China, has taken first prize in the seventh annual Eastman School of Music Young Artists International Piano Competition, with second and third prizes going to two 17-year olds: Todd Yaniw from Waterloo, Ontario (Canada), and Evan Shinners […]

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WHEN MUSIC MEETS HISTORY: EASTMAN SCHOOL’S RICH 80-PLUS YEAR STORY HAS NEW “KEEPER OF THE FLAME”

June 26, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — At the birth of America’s Roaring ’20s, a small group of visionary civic leaders in a mid-sized Western New York city came together with the dream of forming a world-class school of music. The story of how, in 1921, Rochester industrialist, entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman founded the Eastman School of Music, […]

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WORLD RENOWNED CANADIAN BRASS RETURNS TO EASTMAN AGAIN THIS SUMMER

June 26, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — For the second consecutive year, the world’s best-known brass quintet — the Canadian Brass — pays a visit to Rochester this summer for a special weekend residency at the Eastman School of Music. The highlight of the visit is a concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 12, in Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs […]

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THE MUSIC CONTINUES AT EASTMAN THIS SUMMER

June 16, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — It’s six weeks of outstanding music this summer, as the Eastman School of Music presents nearly 50 concerts and performances as part of its annual Summer Session (June 29-August 7). This year’s featured performers include the Community Education Division (CED) and collegiate faculty, special guest artists, and summer program participants. A complete […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL STUDENTS "GO FOR THE GOLD"

May 21, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman School of Music has plenty to crow about this spring, as a bumper crop of its talented students recently have won or are entering some of the world’s most prestigious instrumental music competitions. Pianist Thomas Rosenkranz Wins American Pianists Association Award Thomas Rosenkranz, a 26-year old doctoral student of Nelita […]

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'DOWN BEAT' MAGAZINE HONORS EASTMAN'S HAROLD DANKO AND SEVERAL JAZZ STUDENTS IN ANNUAL STUDENT AWARDS ISSUE

May 16, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — Down Beat, one of the country’s most respected jazz magazines, has selected pianist Harold Danko, chair of the Eastman School of Music’s Jazz and Contemporary Media department, as one of only three recipients of its 12th annual "Down Beat Achievement Awards for Jazz Education." The honor is announced in the June issue […]

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CARLOS SANCHEZ-GUTIERREZ APPOINTED TO EASTMAN COMPOSITION FACULTY

May 2, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman School of Music has appointed composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez to its faculty as associate professor of composition, effective July 1, 2003. Dr. Sanchez-Gutierrez comes to Eastman from the faculty of San Francisco State University, where he taught theory and composition since 1995. Born in Mexico City, Sanchez-Gutierrez received his undergraduate degree […]

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EASTMAN’S TONY CARAMIA TO BE SHOWCASED ON NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

April 30, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — Music lovers across America will have the chance to get to know the versatile pianist Tony Caramia a whole lot better in May. That’s because the Eastman School of Music Professor of Piano — acclaimed as a classical, jazz, and ragtime pianist — will be the featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano […]

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