Ying Quartet Welcomes Ayano Ninomiya

Ayano Ninomiya, recognized as a “rising star” by classical music organizations, is joining the Ying Quartet as the Grammy-winning ensemble’s first violinist. As the new member of the Ying Quartet, Ninomiya is joining the group’s siblings and founding members, cellist David, violist Phillip, and violinist Janet. She will also be appointed to the faculty of…

Finalists in Eastman Piano Competition Headed for Final Round with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

After three rounds of intense competition, five finalists were selected Thursday night, Aug. 5, from the field of 22 musical virtuosos in the 2010 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition: Yen-Yu Chen, 16, Taiwan Joseph Mohan, 17, Akron, N.Y. Chang-Yong Shin, 16, Korea Rieko Tsuchida, 15, Japan Allen Yuan, 17, Farmington Hills, Mich. For the…