April 28: Jake Holtzman, Graduate Senior Recital
New York University, New York City, 3:00
March 30: Rieko Tsuchida, Graduate Senior Recital
The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, Paul Hall, New York City, 8:00
February 11: Tanya Gabrielian, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Rachmaninof Variations on a Theme of Paganini “…Bold and assertive without being ostentatious or heavy, yet with a strategic mastery of the contrast between intriguing little subtleties and serious pronouncements” …from ArtsKnoxville.
February 8: Fantee Jones
Winner’s Concert, Los Angeles International Piano Competition, Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles
February 6: Hilda Huang, German Romantics
Music for Clarinet and Piano, Yale University
November 12: Katelyn Tan, Undergraduate Senior Recital
University of Pacific, Stockton, CA
November 7: Rieko Tsuchida, New Juilliard Ensemble
The Juilliard School, LincolnCenter, New York City
December 22, Holiday Alumni Recital
The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco
October 29: Hilda Huang, Yale in New York.
Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie
October 24: Rieko Tsuchida, An Evening of Chamber Music
Saint Paul Chapel, Columbia University
August 18: Allegra Chapman plays Ades, Ligeti and Zubel
Bard Music Festival, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
August 8: Hilda Huang plays Beethoven and Mozart
Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
August 1: Mayumi Tsuchida plays Bach, Beethoven and Bolcom
Solo Recital, Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
July 8: Hilda Huang plays Beethoven
Ravinia Festival, Chicago, Illinois
Awarded the Elizabeth Parisot Prize at the 2017 Yale Honors Banquet.
Recipient of the Wrexham and Sharp Prizes in Music, awarded to the senior at Yale University who best exemplified the standards of Quincy Porter, B.A. 1919; Mus. B. 1921.
Class of 2017 Graduates:
Hilda Huang, B.S. (magna cum laude), Yale University, in chemistry
Mayumi Tsuchida, M.M. Mannes School of Music, in piano performance
Victoria Lin, B.A. Harvard University, in molecular and cellular biology, and statistics
Phoebe Wu, B.M. University of Michigan, in piano performance
May 3: Mayumi Tsuchida
Solo Recital, American Yacht Club Music Series, Rye, New York
May 5: Hilda Huang
Solo Recital, Thurmer Saal, Bochum, Germany
May 28: Alice Zhu
Sophomore Recital, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University
April 1: Phoebe Wu
Undergraduate Senior Recital, University of Michigan
April 4: Reiko Tsuchida
New Juilliard Ensemble, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC
April 14: Hilda Huang
Undergraduate Senior Recital, Yale University
April 14: Tanya Gabrielian
Evermay Concert Series, Ryuji Ueno Foundation, Washington DC
April 19: Mayumi Tsuchida
American Yacht Club Music Series, Rye, NY,
April 19: Rieko Tsuchida
Illuminating Music: Piano Works Inspired by Visual Art, Morgan Library, New York, NY
April 27: Jake Holtzman
NYU Walter Reinhord Scholar Recital, New York University
April 29: Mayumi Tsuchida
Masters Graduation Recital, Mannes School of Music
Sean Alexander Bart received the 2016 National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.
Allegra Chapman is both Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Bard Music West Festival.
Tanya Gabrielian’s new CD of Bach transcriptions, “Remix”, was named CD of the week by both KDFC and KUSC. Tanya was named 2017 Artist-In-Residence for the Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY.
Jake Holtzman is a piano major in the graduate school at New York University.
Hilda Huang has been accepted to participate in Chicago’s Ravinia Festival this coming summer.
Fantee Jones completed her Master’s degree from The Juilliard School this past spring, and is currently a student at the Yale School of Music, majoring in Piano Performance. This past summer, she presented a sold out solo recital at the National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
Philip Jung is attending the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater München as a student in the graduate chamber music program. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Master of Music degree from the University of Tel Aviv.
Mayumi Tsuchida performed the William Bolcom Piano Concerto in New York City in November as winner of the Mannes School of Music Concerto Competition.
Rieko Tsuchida was named a 2016 Grant Winner by the Charlotte White Salon de Virtuosi in New York City. She received a B.M degree from the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University and is attending graduate school at The Juilliard School.
Alumni Events 2016
January 17: Tanya Gabrielian
Alpine Artisans, Seeley Lake, Montana
January 21: Hilda Huang
Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven, Conn
January 31: Hilda Huang
BASF-Konzerte, Gesellschaftshaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany
February 21: Philip Jung
Solo Recital: Bellevue Club, Oakland, CA
February 28: Allegra Chapman
Solo Recital: Manteca Kindred Arts Series, Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Manteca, CA
February 29: Mayumi Tsuchida
“The Ear” Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York City
March 4: Rieko Tsuchida
Senior Recital, Peabody Institute of Music, Griswold Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
March 10: Rieko Tsuchida
Recital, Salon de Virtuosi, residence of the Consul General of Japan, New York City
March 18: Hilda Huang
From the Top All Stars Concert, former winners of the Mondavi Young Artists Competition, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
April 18: Jake Holtzman
Senior Recital: Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Hall, Oberlin, Ohio
April 26: Allegra Chapman
Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
May 2: Hilda Huang
From the Top All Stars Concert, NPR national radio broadcast on KDFC
May 10: Allegra Chapman
Chamber Music Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco
May 30: Katelyn Tan
Winners Concert, American Protege Piano Competition, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC
July 3: Fantee Jones
Solo recital: National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan (sold out)
July 10-24: Hilda Huang
Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon
August 9: Hilda Huang
Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco, 12:30
August 12-14: Allegra Chapman
Bard Music Festival, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
August 13-21: Rieko Tsuchida
Olympic Music Festival, Port Townsend, Washington
November 18: Mayumi Tsuchida
Concerto Soloist, Mannes School of Music, New York City
January 3: Alumni Reunion Recital
Allegra Chapman, Jake Holtzman, Christine Kim, Mayumi Tsuchida, Rieko Tsuchida, Phoebe Wu, Shengyuan Zhou, Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco
December 6: Phoebe Wu
Junior Recital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
August 15: Rieko Tsuchida
Olympic Music Festival, Quiline, Washington
August 14,15: Allegra Chapman
Bard Music Festival: Chavez and his World, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York
July 29: Tanya Gabrielian
Lakes Area Music Festival, Brainerd, Minnesota
June 21: Hilda Huang
BachFest Leipzig, Ausgezeichnet V/Alte Handelbores, Leipzig, Germany
June 16: Rieko Tsuchida
Southeastern Piano Festival Featured Alumni Concert, Kroger Center for the Arts, Columbia, South Carolina
June 11, June 14: Hilda Huang
Thuermer Konzerte Saison, Thuermer-Saal, Theaterzentrum der Folkwang-Universitat der Kunste, Bochum Stat, Germany
May 24: Regina Ngo
Senior Recital, University of Southern California, Steinway Piano Gallery, Pasadena
May 13: Jeannete Tietze
Solo Recital. Noon Concerts, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley
May 6: Margaret Fondbertasse
The Lowell Trio, Noon Concerts, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley
April 19: Mayumi Tsuchida
Solo Recital, Kleinert/ James Center for Arts, Woodstock, New York
April 18: Jake Holtzman
Junior Recital, Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory
April 11: Phoebe Wu
Skelton Studio Sophomore Recital, Sterns Building, Univ. of Michigan
February 15-16: Tanya Gabrielian
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Concerto #1, Jefferson Center, Roanoke, Virginia
February 11: Fantee Jones
Solo Recital, Downtown at Grace Concert Series, White Plains, New York
Amanda Brody Bryan Ph.D, MA, University of Arizona; BA Mills College
Amanda was a post-doctoral research scholar at the University of Washington, after completing her Ph.D in clinical psychology.
Christopher Brody Ph.D Yale University; DMA, MA University of Minnesota; BA Northwestern University
Christopher is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. Chris came to Eastman from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he was a post-doctoral resident scholar and visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory. He received his Ph.D from Yale University in Music Theory and a DMA degree in Piano Performance from University of Minnesota.
Clint Cancio BM Notre Dame de Namur University
Clint is a vocal coach at Notre Dame de Namur University. He recently wrote a book for young children that engages their love of music, and is writing a novel on the life of Lili Boulanger.
Allegra Chapman MM The Juilliard School; BM, BA Bard College Conservatory; Professional Studies Diploma, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Allegra is Artistic Director/ Executive Director of Bard Music West. She has performed in Alice Tully Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Franz Liszt Memorial Museum in Budapest.
Louis Durra, Berklee College of Music
Jazz pianist and band leader, Louis resides in Berlin, Germany and has performed in Germany, Scotland and Poland “Vivid, generous playing”, Fest Magazine. “Spinning Jazz gold out of the unlikeliest material…into masterpieces of beguiling understatement”, The Herald Scotsman.
Margaret Fondbertasse (Margaret Wong) BA UC Berkeley
Margaret is a member of the Lowell Trio, and vocal coach and accompanist at Skyline College.
Tanya Gabrielian MM, BM Royal Academy of Music; Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
Lauded by the Washington Post for her “strikingly poised nobility”, Tanya has performed at the International Beethoven Project in Chicago and at the Washington International Piano Festival. She is on the Preparatory Division faculty at Bard Conservatory and resides in New York City.
Alex Gelber Ph.D, BA Harvard University
Student from 1994-98. Alex is Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He taught at both Harvard and the Wharton School of Business. During 2012-2013, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department.
Jake Holtzman BS Oberlin College Conservatory
From San Rafael, Jake has performed throughout the United States, with recent engagements at the Steinway Piano Gallery in San Francisco, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Kalamazoo Epic Center, and Avram Teater (SouthHampton). He graduated from Oberlin College/Conservatory with a major in piano and environmental science and currently attends New York University as a graduate student in piano performance.
Hilda Huang BS Yale University
Hilda was the youngest competitor at age 18, the first American, and first person of Chinese Ancestry to receive the top award in the 2014 International Bach Competition Leipzig. She is the only pianist to have won the Leipzig, Wurzburg International Bach Competition and Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competitions. Hilda graduated from Yale College with a major in Chemistry and is now a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.
Jacques Hymans Ph.D, MA, BA Harvard University
Jacques is Associate Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on international security affairs and national identity.
Christopher Limnios, Ph.D University of California, Santa Cruz
Christopher is Assistant Professor of Economics at Provincetown College in Rhode Island
Fantee Jones MM, The Juilliard School, BM, Manhattan School of Music
Fantee was the gold medalist at the 2011 Seattle International Piano Competition and a prize winner at the 2012 Gina Bacchauer International Young Artist Competition. She recently completed her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School and is a now a student in the Graduate Program at Yale University School of Music.
Philip Jung MM, Tel Aviv University, BM The Juilliard School
Philip received his Master’s Degree from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, Israel, and is pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Chamber Music at the Hochshule fur Musik und Theatre Munchen, Germany.
Sean MacLean MA Yale University, BA Amherst College
Sean is announcer for Classical KING-FM in Seattle 98.1 and host of NW Focus LIVE. His international award winning works have been performed by choirs and orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic, including London’s BBC Symphony.
Jeremie Michael MM, BM Eastern Kentucky University; The Juilliard School
Jeremie made his recital debut at the Concertgebeow in Amsterdam at age 14 and his concerto debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16. Jeremie joined the original production of “The Fantasticks” at age 17, the youngest musical director On or Off Broadway at the time. He is received a second Master’s Degree in Music Theory from Florida State University.
Howard Na DMA Eastman School of Music; MM, BM University of North Texas
Howard is Associate Professor of Piano at Shaanxi Normal University in China.
Nathan Noh BS UC Berkeley
Nathan is currently enrolled at New York University School of Law after completing his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at UC Berkeley. He has interned in the California Supreme Court.
Angela Park BM New York University
Angela is administrative director for Schmidt Artists International, the classical music management company. She is currently living in New York City.
Dr. Xiaomang Sickles MD University of Rochester
Xiaomang, who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, currently practices medicine in Philadelphia with a specialization in gynecologic oncology.
Nancy Xie BS Harvard University
Nancy is currently living in China and has written several articles for Harvard International Review.
Kenric Tam MM New England Conservatory of Music; BA Harvard University
Kenric made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Hall in 2006. He is currently enrolled at Stanford School of Medicine after having completed the duel degree program at Harvard University and New England Conservatory of Music.
Mayumi Tsuchida, BM, BS Bard College-Conservatory
Mayumi was named winner of the 2016 Mannes School of Music Concerto Competition, and attends the Mannes School of Music as a graduate student in piano performance. Mayumi participated in both the EuroArts Festival and the Holland Sessions, and was named outstanding pianist at the Spainexcellence Festival in Avila, Spain. She graduated from Bard College Conservatory in piano and Chinese.
Rieko Tsuchida BM Peabody Institute of Music
Rieko has performed at the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival in Oxford, England, at the Musicfest Perugia in Perugia, Italy, and has presented recitals at the Philips Gallery in Washington DC, at the International Piano Festival “Rising Stars Series” at Texas State University and locally on the Noontime Concert series at Old Saint Mary’s Church in San Francisco. She graduated as a piano major from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and is a student at The Juilliard School
Dr. Shaun J.Young MD University of Southern California
Shaun practices internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Alumni are matriculating at the following institutions
Amherst College, Boston Conservatory/Berklee, Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, New York University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, The Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, Yale University