Marcantonio Barone’s recording, with James Freeman and Orchestra 2001, of the Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra by Andrew Rudin has been released by Centaur Records.
Elizabeth Keller continues to perform as pianist of the Philadelphia Trio. Their Sunday concerts at 3:00 P.M. at the Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon commence again on 13 September. The other concerts in the Trio’s series there will be on 12 February 2012 and 1 April 2012. Ms. Keller will be performing a solo recital on Sunday, 18 September 2011 at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr. The recital celebrates her fiftieth year of teaching at Baldwin. The following Sunday, 25 September, she will repeat her recital at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she has been on the music faculty since 1990.
Alexander Panku, of the Conservatory’s piano faculty, performed solo recitals at the Atria Center in February and at the Church of the Brethren in Ambler in June.
Kelsey De Angelis, a voice student of Bronwyn Fix-Keller, placed fourth in the second-soprano auditions for the District XII Chorus. She placed first in the Regional Chorus auditions and performed at Immaculata College in February.
As a member of the professional chorus at Christ Church Ithan last season, Jeannine Barbuscia, a voice student of Kathryna Barone, sang several solos, including Franck’s “Panis angelicus”.
Allister Barnes, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone, gave a private recital for the benefit of the Philadelphia Orchestra last season.
James Carino, a student of Laurie Ticehurst, performed as pianist of the Radnor High School Honors Jazz Band last year.
John Carson, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone, studied at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy in Minneapolis this summer.
Smriti Chauhan, a violin student of Iwona Fedoseyev, spent the summer performing in Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and Germany, as a member of the American Music Abroad youth orchestra.
Tanine Daryoush, who studied voice with Perry Brisbon and piano with Laurie Ticehurst at the Conservatory, was awarded the Courtney Adams Music Scholarship at Franklin and Marshall College, where she will be a freshman this fall. Tanine sang at Baldwin School last year as a member of both the Baldwin B-Flats and the Baldwin School Chorus.
Brody Duncan, a piano student of Alexander Panku at the Conservatory, won the Gold Medal at the 2011 Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival in Princeton, New Jersey, and performed at the Winners’ Concert at the Curtis Institute of Music on 22 May.
Leila Haddad, a voice student of Judith Malis and a piano student of Daina Dodbiba, sang in the Middle School Select Chorus at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. She was a vocal soloist in the School’s spring concert.
Eli Halpern, a piano student of Laurie Ticehurst, played keyboards in the soundtrack to his own film Gulliver’s Travels: The Voyage to Philacelphonia, which he wrote and produced for Friends Select School, and for which he arranged the music.
Christian Hopkins, a voice student of Kathryna Barone, sang as a member of the Notables at the Haverford School.
Julia Hopkins, a student of Kathryna Barone, sang as a member of the Eliza-B-thans at the Baldwin School last season. She also sang in the spring musical at the Haverford School.
Nathan d’Ignazio, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone and a theory student of Oliver Hsu and Benjamin C. S. Boyle, was awarded the George H. Slick Arts Fellowship at Strath Haven High School and will be presented in recital there in his junior year. Nathan was a prize winner in the age 13-15 division of the 2011 West Chester University of Pennsylvania Annual Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition and studied chamber music with members of the Philadelphia Trio at Music in the Mountains Pennsylvania this summer.
Eliza Jones, who studies piano with Marcantonio Barone, made several concert tours with her band Buried Beds. She also gives private piano lessons in Philadelphia.
Kevin Li, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone, studied with Ann Schein at the Aspen Music Festival and School this summer. He was the first-place winner of the 2010 piano competition of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association and he won second prize in the age 16-18 division of the 2011 West Chester University of Pennsylvania Annual Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition. Kevin has been the pianist of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra for the past two years.
Stephen Li, who studies piano with Marcantonio Barone and violin with Paul Reiser, was a prize winner in the age 13-15 division of the 2011 West Chester University of Pennsylvania Annual Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition. He plays violin in the Main Line Youth Chamber Orchestra. Last year, he was concertmaster of the Haverford Middle School Orchestra.
Last spring, Donna McLean, who studies voice with Kathryna Barone, sang as a member of the choir and as a soprano soloist in complete performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Clayton White Singers and chamber orchestra.
Randa Melhem, who studies voice with Judith Malis and piano with Laurie Ticehurst, is a member of the select a cappella group the Baldwin B-Flats. She was a soloist in the performance of the Requiem by Mozart given jointly by the Baldwin School and the Haverford School last season.
Soprano Marian Murphy Powell, who studies with Kathryna Barone at the Conservatory, gave the world premiere of Love Songs, a cycle of twelve cabaret songs composed for her by Matthew Quayle, at the Community Music School in Collegeville in April, with the composer as pianist. She recently performed a song cycle by Libby Larsen with saxophonist Gail Levinsky at the salon of Andrea Clearfield in Philadelphia.
Nathan Pezzotti, who studies composition with Benjamin C. S. Boyle and piano with Alexander Panku, attended the summer music program of the European American Musical Alliance in Paris this July. His song “Acquainted with the Night” was premiered at West Chester University by soprano Tamara Pezzotti (a former voice student of Kathryna Barone at the Conservatory) and pianist Sarah Gaber.
Mary Punshon, who studies voice with Kathryna Barone, sang the role of Amanda in the Philadelphia premiere of the one-act comic opera The Carp by Quade Winter at the Academy of Vocal Arts with the Concert Operetta Theater. She also performed the role at the Gettysburg International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. This summer, she sang the role of Giulietta in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann with the Amici Opera Company in Philadelphia, and performed in a concert of operatic excerpts with the Main Line Opera Guild, of which she is a founding member.
Soprano Emily Reich of the Philadelphia Singers, who studies voice with Kathryna Barone at the Conservatory, is assistant musical director and a member of the professional choir at Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park. For High Holy Days, she also sings in the professional chorus at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell.
Natalia Schafer, a voice student of Kathryna Barone, was a leading singer in The Sound of Music in the fifth-grade spring musical at the Baldwin School. She is a soloist and a member of the Wesley Choir at the Wayne United Methodist Church.
Nicholas Wu, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone and violin student of Paul Reiser, won Honorable Mention in the Junior Piano Division of the 2011 Tri-County Concerts Association Annual Youth Festival. He studied piano and chamber music at the Luzerne Music Center this summer.
Ashley Zhang, a violin student of Paul Reiser, was, at the age of seven, accepted into the Philadelphia Region Youth String Music Young Artists Orchestra in June.
Jerry Zhu, a piano student of Laurie Ticehurst, performed last year as accompanist for the Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle-School Chorus and for the special ensemble Cantabile.