Season News and Highlights
After last years magnificant inaugural season in the newly completed Voxman Music Building and Hancher Auditorium, all are looking forward to this years events!
April will feature a two week performance and teaching tour in Brazil. Venues will include Rio de Janerio, Brasilia, Paraiba, Belo Horizonte, and Porte Allegre.
Dr. Nosikova returned to the Semper International Music Festival in Vols am Schlern, Italy this last July and looks forward to next years festival. She also was a member of the faculty at the eMusikfest Piano/Chamber Music Camp at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis in August.
Studio member, Nicha Pimthong was awarded Honorable Mention at the Semper Music Festival Competition.
UI Studio members Bogyeong Lee and Helen Ninoska Thrall were joined by pre-college studio members Katya Moeller, Miranda Feng, Joseph Wan, Elizabeth Wan attending eMusicfest. They each presented numerous recitals and participated in Masterclasses with such renowned teachers such as Alex Braginski (University of MN), Sontraud Speidel (State Music University of Karlsruhe, Germany), Zhou Ting (Shanghai Conservatory, China), and Sally O'Reilly (University of MN).
Piano Sundays at Old Capitol (Iowa City) continues to be a popular series as it celebrates its 11th season. The 2017-18 Season schedule can be found on the Piano Sundays link above.
Korak Lertpibulchai, received her DMA in May and now is on the faculty at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Wenjing Liu, also received her DMA and has opened her own private studio in California.
Asami Hagiwara is spending this academic year as a piano faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. This appointment follows her year studying at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) as a doctoral fellow funded by American-Scandinavian Foundation.
May graduates Ryan MacNamara received his MA. Ryan will now be studying and teaching at the University of Indiana (Bloomington, IN).