By Janet Reynolds Editor’s note: As you know, Melvin Chen is the Norfolk Festival’s new Director. As all new Directors do, Chen is mixing things up a bit and he wants to share some of the exciting things that are coming, beginning with this season’s thematic structure and additional musical opportunities. We started our “Meet […]
The Argus Quartet (Norfolk ’16) has been named The Juilliard School’s Graduate Quartet in Residence. The Quartet will coach with the Juilliard String Quartet and teach During Juilliard’s 2017-18 academic year.
On March 1st, the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced sixteen recipients of this year’s awards in music. The awards will be presented at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial in May. Candidates for music awards are nominated by the 250 members of the Academy. Composer Andrew Norman (Norfolk ’08) is the recipient of a 2017 […]
By Janet Reynolds If you want a musical sampler of choral music, you won’t want to miss the Norfolk Choral Festival, a concert of music from the Renaissance to the 21st century performed Saturday, August 20. Conducted in part by the acclaimed choral director Simon Carrington, who leads the Festival’s week-long choral workshop, the concert will […]
Juan Carlos Fernández Nieto ’09 MM, ’10 AD won second prize in the prestigious 56th Jaén International Piano Competition. In the final round, Fernández Nieto performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, “Emperor.” The competition featured forty-six pianists from sixteen countries across four continents. Spanish-born pianist Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto made his debut at […]