Keyboard skills faculty member David Enlow (BM ’03, MM ’05, organ) recently released a three-disc recording of the complete works of César Franck under the Pro Organo label. The set is titled Pater Seraphicus (a nickname Franck’s students had for him), and it is available at ProOrgano.com.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trio, whose members are piano faculty member Joseph Kalichstein (BS ’67, MS ’69, piano), violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson, performed in November at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. The concert was part of the ensemble’s 35th-anniversary season and included the New York premiere of Quintet for Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, and Piano by former faculty member Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (DMA ’75, composition).
Pre-College violinist Annika Jenkins spent last July and August at the InterHarmony International Music Festival, in Germany, where she performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. In August, Jenkins performed with the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra at World Youth Day in Madrid.
Souvenirs d’Europe, a piano solo by master’s composition student Jared Miller was premiered by Ang Li (MM ’06, piano) in her recital in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in December. This season, Miller’s 2010 Traffic Jam for orchestra is being performed numerous times by orchestras around North America, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario) Symphony.
In November, master’s organ student Benjamin Sheen was awarded the 2011 silver medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians at a ceremony in London.
Master’s pianist Andrew Tyson and bachelor’s violinist Paul Huang are winners of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, which took place in November. As winners, they will join the roster of Young Concert Artists, Inc., and perform recitals at Merkin Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Among the second-prize winners are students Julia DeRosa, oboe; Itamar Zorman, violin; and alumnus Josef Spacek (MM ’11, violin).