Here are some select recent clippings showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.)
Oleh Krysa returns to DC area
(The Ukrainian Weekly 06/02/2017)
The renowned Ukrainian American violinist Oleh Krysa returned to the U.S. capital area on May 21, and an enthusiastic audience welcomed him back after his seven-year absence from The Washington Group Cultural Fund music series at the historic Lyceum, in Old Town Alexandria, Va.
Accompanying him was pianist Irina Lupines, his colleague from the Eastman School of Music, where they are teaching the next generations of this world’s aspiring violinists and pianists.
Introducing the artists, the founding director of the TWG Cultural Fund, Laryssa Courtney, asked all in attendance to dedicate that afternoon’s concert “to the memory of a very accomplished and lovely pianist, Tatiana Tchekina,” Mr. Krysa’s wife, who accompanied him at his last TWGCF performance at the Lyceum in 2010, but died three years later in a tragic auto accident in Rochester, N.Y.
“She is missed not only by her family and her friends, but also by her students – she was a professor of the Eastman School – and by the entire music community,” Ms. Courtney said.
Millennials making classical music great again
(The Jakarta Post 05/30/2017)
The most promising Indonesian millennial classical musicians of today. These four pianists, a violinist and two classical singers are ready to conquer the world. …
Edith Widayani has performed around the world, … Edith has a Master’s degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music in Performance and Literature and is currently pursuing a doctorate in musical arts.
Broadway and Philadelphia Stars Team Up for Theatre Horizon’s ZANNA DON’T
(Broadway World 06/03/2017)
Welcome to Heartsville High and the magical musical Zanna Don’t, where the … The all-star cast includes […] Tamar Greene: He proudly holds his M.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature and a B.A. in Voice, Piano, and Computer Information Science from SUNY Oswego.
He works in an apple orchard and plays in a euphonium and tuba quartet
(Belleville News-Democrat (06/02/2017)
Aaron Eckert would have taken up tuba, but he wasn’t big enough to play it in fourth grade. Euphonium was the next best thing. … He took euphonium lessons throughout high school and earned a bachelor’s in music education at Eastern Illinois University and master’s degrees in euphonium and jazz (trombone) at University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music in New York.
The Carillon Quartet from University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music in New York includes, Wil Wortley, Aaron Eckert, Andrew Payton and Stephen Cannistraci.
MUSIC: Keyboardist will perform at 100th anniversary celebration
Donna Havasi Hartley, organist/pianist, will return for “A Night of Music,” the 100-year jubilee celebration of the Federated Church, …
Hartley began playing the piano when she was 4 years old. At 16 she was the youngest student ever accepted into the Eastman School of Music and graduated from The Julliard School and the Conservaire de …
Out classical singer to give free recital
(Washington Blade 06/01/2017)
Vocal Arts D.C. features the winners of the 2016 Art Song Discovery Competition Zachary Burgess and Chloe Olivia Moore in a free recital at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage …
Burgess, a bass/baritone, … has degrees from Boston Conservatory and Eastman School of Music…
Lee University International Piano Festival And Competition To Begin Soon
(The Chattanoogan 06/02/2017)
Lee faculty members Cahill Smith, and Phillip Thomas will serve as artistic director and executive director of the festival, respectively. … Mr. Smith, who started playing piano at age 10, earned his doctor of musical arts in piano performance at the Eastman School of Music. …
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