Music: Student Honors, Awards, Publications, and Other Activities

Ran Dank (Music/D.M.A.), a pianist, was first runner-up in the 2010 Naumburg Competition. The New York Times has cited Dank as a “player with technique, imagination, and powerhouse pianism.”  (posted 9-2011)

Alice Jones (Music/D.M.A.), a flutist, recently performed contemporary works at the Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, Manhattan. The New York Times singled out her “lively performance” of Shirish Korde’s “Tenderness of Cranes,” which she also played in a Music in Midtown program in the fall of 2010. (posted 9-2011)

Danya Katok (Music/D.M.A.), a soprano, was the regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and winner of the 2011 Baltimore Music Club Voice Competition. She was the lead singer in Knussen’s opera Where the Wild Things Are for the New York City Opera at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in April. (posted 9-2011)

Soyeon Lee (Music/D.M.A.), a pianist, is a recent winner of the 2010 Naumburg Competition. Established in 1926 by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, the Naumburg award is one of the most prestigious in solo and chamber music performance. Lee serves as teaching assistant to Julian Martin at the Juilliard School. (posted 9-2011)

Eva León (Music/D.M.A.), who several years ago won the Michelangelo Abbado International Violin Competition and was runner-up at the Maria Canals International Violin Competition, has recently appeared in some of the most prestigious international halls: Carnegie Hall, New York, and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussells. Ms León has a CD in the market with Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label, and is under contract with Naxos for two additional recordings, which will feature music by Joaquin Rodrigo and Xavier Montsalvatge. (posted 9-2011)

Submitted on: SEP 7, 2011

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