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…

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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…

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Jazz Festival 2012

Eastman Musicians Perform, Teach throughout XRIJF

From a performance by the Eastman Community Music School Jazz Combo on the opening day, June 22, through guitarist Bob Sneider’s final nightly performance wrapping up the festival eight days later, Eastman School of Music faculty, students, and alumni will be appearing throughout the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Eastman has been involved in…

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Tenor saxophonist Matthew Sieber-Ford

Eastman Community Music School Senior Receives Jazz Festival Scholarship To Continue Studies at Eastman

Tenor saxophonist Matthew Sieber-Ford, a senior in the Rochester City School District’s School of the Arts who also studies in the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS), has been named this year’s recipient of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music Scholarship. Sieber-Ford will be recognized on Monday, June 25, during the annual scholarship…

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