News

Apr-17-2018 •

Following a performance by the eight finalists in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 14, Kristin Gornstein, mezzo-soprano, was awarded the Janet Plucknett Award for Third Place.

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Mar-26-2018 •

On the 137th anniversary of the composer's birth, the Bartók-Pásztory Award honors a performer and composer who carry on the spirit and legacy of Bartok and of Hungarian music.

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Mar-6-2018 •

24 year old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schadt String Competition – in Allentown, United States.

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Alexander Korsantia
Piano
Dubbed “a major artist” by the Miami Herald and a “quiet maverick” by the Daily Telegraph, pianist Alexander Korsantia has been praised for the “clarity of his technique, richly varied tone and dynamic phrasing” (Baltimore Sun), and a “piano technique where difficulties simply do not exist” (Calgary Sun). The Boston Globe found his interpretation of his signature piece, Pictures at an Exhibition, to be “a performance that could annihilate all others one has heard.” And the Birmingham Post wrote that “his intensely responsive reading was shot through with a vein of constant fantasy, whether musing or mercurial.” Ever since winning the Gold Medal at the Artur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and the First Prize at the Sidney International Piano Competition, Korsantia’s career has taken him to many of the world’s major concert halls, collaborating with renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseda, Jansug Kakhidze, Valery Gergiev, and Paavo Järvi, with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Kirov Orchestra, RAI Orchestra in Turin, The City of Birmingham Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and Israel Philharmonic.