Debussy Festival

Eastman School of Music Presents ‘Prismatic Debussy’ Festival, Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Composer’s Birth

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy has already been celebrated this year in major music centers on both sides of the Atlantic: Brussels, Paris, Montreal, and London. This fall in Rochester, audiences can look forward to enjoying “the kaleidoscopic work of Debussy, one of the most innovative composers who ever lived,” said…

Eastman Piano Competition Finalists Headed for Deciding Round with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

After three rounds of intense competition, five finalists were selected Thursday night, Aug. 2, from the field of 20 musical virtuosos in the 2012 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition. They will perform the final round — a movement of a concerto —  with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under Eastman School of Music conductor Neil…

Talented Young Pianists from Around the Globe Compete at Eastman School for Cash Prizes, Scholarships

In 2002, 18-year-old Hong Xu won second place in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition.  In 2006, the Chinese pianist received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music. In 2007, the New York Times described Xu as a “technically brilliant, insightful musician of seemingly limitless potential” and BBC Magazine recognized…