Owen Dalby (Norfolk ’03) Joins St. Lawrence String Quartet

New York-based violinist Owen Dalby is the new second violinist with the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ). He joined the group in June, 2015. Mr. Dalby, a graduate of Yale University, and  is an acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. As a native of Berkeley, California, his relocation will be as much a homecoming as a new […]

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Florian Mitrea (Norfolk ’14)
Wins Chamber Music Award

On December 6th, Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea (Norfolk ’14)  won  Fourth Prize and the Chamber Music Award at the ninth annual Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Japan). Mitrea performed Prokofiev’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26.

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Andrew Norman (Norfolk ’08) on Loving ‘Star Wars’ and Pushing Musical Boundaries

The New York Times  (November 25, 2015)  By William Robin LOS ANGELES — When Andrew Norman was growing up, “Star Wars” was the only film his family owned on video. “We watched it every weekend for, seriously, years on end,” he said in October, during a short hike up a steep hill near his home. Fascinated by John […]

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Zorá String Quartet (Norfolk ’15) Wins First Prize at 2015 Young Concert Artists
International Auditions

The Strad  (November 11, 2015)   The Zorá String Quartet is one of six artists and ensembles to be named a First Prize Winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. The winners each receive three major debuts next season in New York, Washington, DC, and Boston, and join the roster of Young […]

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Olga Bell (Norfolk ’04) Releases “Incantation”

The New York Times  (October 14, 2015)  By Jon Parelsescot Olga Bell’s 2014 album, “Krai,” was fearlessly obscure: a collection of songs in Russian that revealed grand compositional ambitions and a dynamic voice. (Ms. Bell was born in Moscow and raised in Alaska, and studied classical piano and electronic composition; she also sang and played keyboards with […]

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Robert Blocker reappointed as
Dean of Yale School of Music

University President Peter Salovey announced recently that Robert Blocker will be reappointed to a fifth term as the Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music. The new five-year term will be effective July 1, 2016. In a message to the University community, Salovey wrote: “This renewal is a reflection of Dean Blocker’s record as a […]

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Discovering Connecticut:
Winsted, Norfolk Lure With Charm, History

Hartford Courant  (July 15, 2015)  By William Hosley Winsted and Norfolk (the locals pronounce it Nor-Fork), adjoining towns in the northern Litchfield Hills, aren’t often spoken of in the same breath, but together provide for an outstanding Connecticut day trip adventure.

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The Music Shed Cupola Has Landed!

Despite an early morning storm, the Music Shed’s newly restored cupola is now safely atop the Music Shed. Many thanks to Christopher Little for the wonderful action shots!

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Norfolk 2015 Fellowship Recipient, Zorá String Quartet, Wins Grand Prize at the 2015 Fischoff Competition

fischoff.org NOTRE DAME, IN (May 10, 2015) – Out of 49 competing ensembles from across the nation and around the world, the Zorá String Quartet has won the coveted Grand Prize of the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

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Ransom Wilson Named Music Director of Orchestral Studies Program

Norfolk Faculty member, Ransom Wilson, has been named the new Music Director of the Orchestral Studies Program at the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA).  NYSSSA is comprised of seven residential schools and offers training in ballet, choral studies, dance, media arts, orchestral studies, theatre and visual arts. Among the Faculty are members […]

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