Extraordinary People: Alexander Pena

October 28, 2014

(WROC-TV © 10/22/2014) Rochester is in many ways a city of the arts – and its wealth of classically-trained musicians is one reason why. One of them is violist Alexander Pena. Pena is the director of RocMusic — a non-profit that teaches music to children who live downtown. “You cross here into the inner loop […]


Graduate Arts Award for Erika Pinkerton

December 2, 2013

Erika Pinkerton, an MM degree violin student in the studio of Juliana Athayde, is one of 20 recipients of a Graduate Arts Award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Chosen from approximately 450 applicants, Pinkerton stood out because of her community service work, academic achievement, and artistic goals. Congratulations, Erika! To read the entire Eastman […]


New Artist Certificate Candidate

November 20, 2013

The String Department is pleased and proud to offer the nomination for Artist Certificate Candidate to Markiyan Melnychenko. According to academic policy, Markiyan has demonstrated the “highest level of performing ability,” performing in a jury before the String faculty, and will be presenting a plan for three concerts to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. […]


The Results Are In!

November 8, 2013

Da Sol Jeong and Markiyan Melnychenko from Professor Oleh Krysa’s violin studio took First Prize in the First Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition in Lviv, Ukraine this past week.  Congratulations to Markiyan and Da Sol for their wonderful performances and to Prof. Krysa for a successful competition venture! Other awards given to participants from the Eastman […]


Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition

October 31, 2013

The First Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition is happening in Lviv, Ukraine from October 25 – November 3: The Artistic association “World of Classical Music” invites young violin virtuosi from every continent to participate in the Oleh Krysa Competition. They will be given an opportunity to try their strength, demonstrate their talent and prove their […]