The Saint Vincent College Concert Series presents world-class performances by internationally-acclaimed artists during the academic year. The series emphasizes the traditional classical chamber music repertoire, but occasionally jazz and folk music groups and dance ensembles have been featured as well.

Concert Series performers have won some of the top prizes in the world, including the:

  • International Tchaikovsky Competition
  • International Chopin Piano Competition
  • Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  • Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
  • ARD International Music Competition
  • Young Concert Artists International Competition
  • Concert Artists International Competition
  • Cleveland International Piano Competition and
  • other national and international competitions throughout the world
2018-2019 Seasonseason
  • Occidental Gypsy, Fusion Band

    Occidental Gypsy, Fusion Band

    Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
    Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center

    Occidental_GypsyHailing from New England, Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces. They are a nationally touring acoustic act championed by critics and fans. “OG” has played to packed houses at the legendary Nighttown in Cleveland, Green Mill in Chicago, Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, World Cafe Live, Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Ark in Ann Arbor, the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati and many others.

    Occidental Gypsy has shared the stage with greats like Rikki Lee Jones, Jorma Kaukenen, Stanley Jordan, Joe Sample, and David Bromberg, who also said, “These guys have great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, and high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band.”

    The Boston Globe has named them a “Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment” and DR. LONNIE SMITH says “I love Occidental Gypsy’s new CD 44070. The compositions and arrangements are uniquely creative. They perform with enormous heart and soul and have an original groove that is definitely worth checking out.”

    Well known as capable heirs and nouveau pioneers of the music of Django Reinhardt, Occidental Gypsy has been featured the biggest DjangoFests in the US. Band members have also participated in side projects that have brought them around the world alongside legends, like the 25 year old Eli Bishop who has played with Wynton Marsalis, and regularly performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    The band features Eli Bishop, a Nashville prodigy who recently won 1st Place in the Mississippi Fiddle Championships. Bishop stuns crowds with his lightning-fast and emotional violin. Lead guitarist and composer Brett Feldman drives the sound with masterful gypsy swing guitar. Jeremy Frantz — a protege of legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri— brings his sultry, “retro” vocals and expert jazz guitar to the front line, and serves as an exquisite counterpoint to the down-and-dirty driving sound brought by Brett. Percussionist Jon Chapman and bassist Jeff Feldman fill out the band’s rich sound and keep crowds moving with beats and complex rhythms that make their audience keep coming back for more.

    Occidental Gypsy’s sound is appealing to a wide spectrum of people, and their shows consistently attract enthusiastic audiences at colleges, arts centers, festivals, concert halls and clubs. Their fans include musicians who enjoy the sophisticated compositions and masterful play, but most folks just come to enjoy the music and dance. The band has found a unique beat and brings to every show a dynamic mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces– and a few memorable standards– in fun, exhilarating performances. Occidental Gypsy’s music cannot be easily classified; a bit of jazz, a catchy strain of blues, a seismic swing experience, and “a whole lotta’ gypsified groove…”

    www.occidentalgypsyband.com

  • Damin Spritzer, Organ

    Damin Spritzer, Organ

    Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 7 p.m.
    Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica 

    Damin_SpritzerAfter an appointment as Visiting Professor of Music for the Fall of 2014, Dr. Damin Spritzer has been full-time Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma with the American Organ Institute since Fall of 2015. She continues to work with the Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew in Dallas as Artist-in-Residence for Cathedral Arts, and was recently Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas teaching Organ Literature and Sacred Music. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Leupold Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of pipe organ music and culture, and is active in the Dallas and Southern Plains Chapters of the American Guild of Organists in various roles. 

    Her performances have spanned several continents and included historic churches and instruments such as the Nicolaikirche in Leipzig, Germany; Sainte-Croix in Orléans, France; at Igreja Nossa Senhora de Fátima and Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem in Sao Paolo, Brazil; the La Verna Festival in Italy; four performances with the Terra Sancta Festival in Israel; Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Massachusetts; New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral; with Aaron David Miller at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina; the University of Houston 2012 Conference on Historical Eclecticism: Organ Building and Playing in the 21st Century; and numerous additional performances throughout the United States, including the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, the Big XII Trombone Conference in Lubbock, and the 2017 International Trombone Festival in Redlands, California.

    René Louis Becker (1882-1956) was the topic of her doctoral dissertation. She edits a continuing multi-volume critical edition of Becker’s organ music for Wayne Leupold Editions, which will presently market her monograph on the composer, and in 2016 she gave a lecture at the American Guild of Organists National convention presenting the first volume of that series. She was a featured artist at the AGO Regional Convention in Austin, TX, in July of 2013, giving both a recital and a separate lecture on Becker's life and music. In October of 2011 she was a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan 51st Annual Conference on Organ Music to speak about Becker, and gave a similar lecture and performance about his music in Louisville, KY, in May of 2012.

    Her third and fourth CDs for Raven Recordings were released in 2017. The third volume of her series on the music of R. L. Becker was recorded in April on the historic Kimball organ of St. John’s Cathedral and was released in July. It received a 4-star review from Choir & Organ magazine and a glowing review from the American Record Guide. The fourth recording, “Fantasia,” was a collaborative project with Dr. Donald Pinson, trombone, recorded in Dallas, Texas, at St. Monica Catholic church, and released in November of 2017.

    Spritzer’s first two discs for Raven Recordings are world premier discs of Becker’s music in France. The first was recorded in Pithiviers, France, in 2010 at the newly renovated historic Cavaillé-Coll organ of the church of Saint-Salomon-Saint-Gregoire de Pithiviers. Choir & Organ magazine gave it five stars, writing that “Damin Spritzer serves both instrument and music well, alert to the music’s lyrical mien and harmonic muscle, negotiating the III/49 machine with an easy command of drama and a real feeling for Becker’s melody-led, cleanly-executed music…A second volume is eagerly awaited.” The AAM Journal wrote, “The music comes alive under her touch!...This recording is a delight...” And a review from Classical Music Sentinel praised the recording, saying “…Damin Spritzer drives the music along with plenty of forward momentum which adds a singing quality to the melodic lines and an assured rhythmic movement to the toccatas and marches...the final glorious chord of the Marche Triomphale will make you glad you’re alive.”

    Her second volume of Becker’s organ music was recorded in Orléans, France, in April of 2013 at the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans. It received four stars from Choir & Organ and the praise: “This second installment in Damin Spritzer’s enterprising rehabilitation of the prolific but largely-unknown [Becker] comes…three years after the first volume. Happily, it’s been worth the wait.” And the American Record Guide adds: “Spritzer is to be commended for her commitment and dedication to this music. She gives spirited and vigorous performances on the magnificent 1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ in Orléans, France….the recorded sound is outstanding.”

    Dr. Spritzer has been heard on Michael Barone’s nationally-syndicated “Pipedreams®” radio broadcast on programs including: Historical Eclecticism in Houston, Prayers and Alleluias, Twenty-Somethings, Merriment at the Meyerson, and “Pipedreams: Live!” performances at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, in 2005, and at Saint Michael and All Angels in November of 2014. Tracks from her first CD for Raven have also been broadcast on With Heart and Voice® out of Rochester, New York (program 1309, Psalms of Lament, Psalms of Reflection), on RVM radio in Montreal, Quebec, in the Netherlands on HET ORGELUUR op GROOTNIEUWSRADIO 1008 AM, in interview and broadcast on the Catholic Channel, SiriusXM 129, radio talk and music show, Sounds from the Spires, with Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York, and on WRR 101.1 in Dallas, Texas.

    She received her doctorate from the University of North Texas, her Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music, and her Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

    www.daminspritzer.com

  • Sejoon Park, Piano

    Sejoon Park, Piano

    2017-2018 WINNER OF THE BRONDER PRIZE FOR PIANO

    Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 7 p.m.
    Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center

    Sejoon_ParkPianist Sejoon Park was born to cellist parents in Seoul, Korea, and at the age of ten made his orchestral debut with Korea’s Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. He moved to the U.S. shortly thereafter, and was featured in Washingtonian Magazine for a performance which was named one of the “Best of 2004” and was broadcast on NPR’s “From the Top.”

    A winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Mr. Park has also received top prizes from the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the PianoArts Competition, the Southeastern Piano Competition, and the King Award for Young Artists. He recently gave his Philadelphia recital debut, broadcast in its entirety on WWFM Radio, and in March 2018, he appears as soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

    Mr. Park has appeared on the stages of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado. He has been soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salina Symphony, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerti, Nos. 2 and 3 with both the Incheon Philharmonic and the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Park has also made solo appearances with the United Korean Orchestra and the Euroasian Philharmonic, and has performed on the stages of the Seoul Arts Center, Gumho Art Hall, the Smithsonian Museum, and Samick Art Hall, in both solo and chamber music concerts.

    Mr. Park performs frequently in his native South Korea, and his passion for musical outreach activities has led him to assist in organizing the Seongnam Love Music Festival, through which he invited U.S.-based performers to travel abroad to perform for Korean audiences. A former PianoArts Fellow and Artist for Sing for Hope, he organizes and participates in various musical outreach activities. He regularly gives educational concerts for school children across the U.S., and gives free concerts for healthcare patients and seniors in under-resourced communities.

    Sejoon Park holds a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.

    www.astralartists.org

  • Hye-Jin Kim, Violin

    Hye-Jin Kim, Violin

    Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 7 p.m.
    Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center

    Hye_Jin_KimKnown for her musical sensitivity and deeply engaging performances that transport audiences beyond mere technical virtuosity, violinist Hye-Jin Kim leads a versatile career as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician since her First Prize win at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition at the age of nineteen and a subsequent win at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

    Kim has performed as soloist with major orchestras worldwide including the Philadelphia, New Jersey Symphony, New Haven Symphony, BBC Concert (UK), Seoul Philharmonic (Korea), Pan Asia Symphony (Hong Kong), and Hannover Chamber (Germany) orchestras. She has appeared in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Kimmel Center Verizon Hall, the Kravis Center, Salzburg’s Mirabel Schloss, St. John’s Smith Square and Wigmore Hall in London. At the invitation of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, she performed at the U.N. Headquarters in both Geneva and New York and served as a cultural representative for Korea in Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan through concerts and outreach engagements. A passionate chamber musician, Kim has appeared in notable chamber music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Four Seasons, Music from Angel Fire, Music@Menlo, Seoul Spring, Bridgehampton, Music in the Vineyards chamber music festivals and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music. A dedicated teacher for the next generation of musicians, Kim is frequently presented in master classes throughout the U.S. and and teaches at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she founded and directs the ECU Summer Chamber Music Institute.

    Born in Seoul, Korea, Hye-Jin Kim entered the Curtis Institute of Music at age 14 and earned her Masters degree at the New England Conservatory. Kim’s debut CD, From the Homeland, featuring works by Debussy, Smetana, Sibelius, and Janacek is available on CAG Records. Currently, Kim is Associate Professor of Violin at East Carolina University and a member of the Cooperstown Quartet.

    www.hyejinkim.com 

  • Argus Quartet

    Argus Quartet


    Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 7 p.m.
    Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica

    Argus QuartetPraised for their “supreme melodic control and total authority” (Calgary Herald), the Argus Quartet is quickly gaining a reputation as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles.

    Argus is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission. The quartet also believes that today’s ensembles can honor the storied chamber music traditions of our past while forging a new path forward. In that spirit, their repertoire includes not just staples of the chamber music canon but also a large number of pieces by living composers.

    First prize winners at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the Argus Quartet’s recent and upcoming performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall, Roulette, the Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum, the Hear Now Music Festival, Providence College, the University of Michigan, James Madison University’s Contemporary Music Festival, Princeton University, the Shalin Liu Performance Center at Rockport Music, and the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam.

    In the fall of 2017, the Argus Quartet will begin an appointment as the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Juilliard School, where they will work closely with the Juilliard String Quartet – Argus will make their Lincoln Center recital debut with a performance at Alice Tully Hall in May of 2018.

    From 2015-17 the quartet served as the Fellowship Quartet in Residence at the Yale School of Music and was the first ensemble to be mentored by the Brentano String Quartet in that capacity.

    The Argus Quartet has performed at a number of leading music festivals including the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Birdfoot Festival, the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, and Music Academy of the West. During the 2016-17 season, they served as the Ernst Stiefel Quartet in Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.

    Recent commissions include new quartets by Donald Crockett, composer and GRAMMY nominee Eric Guinivan, the 2014 Hermitage Prize winner Thomas Kotcheff, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Juri Seo. The quartet has received grants from Chamber Music America and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in support of their commissioning efforts.

    Argus served as the Quartet in Residence at New Music on the Point under the guidance of the JACK Quartet, and was also selected as one of three ensembles to perform works from Kronos Quartet’s “Fifty for the Future” commissioning project at Carnegie Hall.

    argusquartet.com

  • Dimitris Kotronakis, Guitar

    Dimitris Kotronakis, Guitar

    Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7 pm.
    Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica Crypt

    Dimitris KotronakisDimitris Kotronakis was born in Heraklion, Crete (Greece), in 1973. At age seven, he began studying the classical guitar, and he graduated from the International Athens Conservatory with a guitar diploma in 1992 under the guidance of Vassilis Kanaras. Following this, he did post-graduate studies with Costas Cotsiolis at the Athens Conservatory, graduating again in 1996. He also undertook advanced theoretical and musicological studies that led to his diploma in Fugue, under Giorgos Sioras, and a degree in Musicology from the University of Athens in 1996. Additionally, he holds a doctorate from the same university (2014), under the supervision of Markos Tsetsos, in which he focused his studies on the guitar in Greece.

    He has been awarded many prizes in guitar competitions, including 1st prize in the Volos guitar festival (Greece 1994), 1st prize in the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria guitar festival (Spain 1996), 2nd prize in the National Conservatory composing for guitar contest (Athens 1998), 1st prize in the Sinaia guitar festival (Romania 1999) and 1st prize in the Chalcis guitar competition (Greece 2002). He also won the major honorary mention award at the 12th Web Concert Hall competition (USA - March 2011), among 39 competitors representing all classical instruments

    He has so far recorded two CDs with music by Nikos Mamagakis, namely “New Excursion” for solo guitar and “Spring Symphony” for guitar and voice, based on poetry by Yannis Ritsos (IDAIA records - 2007). In cooperation with the guitar quintet “Epsilon” he has recorded another CD titled “Angel guitars” (MBI records - 2006). His fourth CD titled “Echomythia” has been released in USA in the autumn of 2007 by the ClearNote publications. This disk contains pieces of the modern guitar repertory, influenced by the streams of Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music. In Autumn 2010, he recorded the “Amsterdam Concerto” by Thanassis Moraitis for the EMI Classics. It is included in the double CD named “Pictures of the sadness of the blond girls and of Eleni”. Dimitris performs as a soloist with the collaboration of the “Camerata” Symphonic Orchestra of Athens. In his sixth album, named “Our Old House”, (Clear Note 2011) he plays music for one, two and three guitars, composed by Kostas Mylonas. His last CD, titled “Toryanse”, has been released in spring 2016 in USA by Soundset Records, containing again modern music works for solo guitar.

    He has performed in numerous individual guitar recitals in Greece and worldwide; he has also co-operated as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kielce (Poland), the Philarmonic Orchestra of Craiova (Romania), the "Artave" Orchestra, Portugal, the Orchestra of Colors (Greece), and the "Camerata" Symphonic Orchestra (Greece).

    In the upcoming season performances are planned for Greece, China, Denmark, Canada and the USA.

    He is a board member of the historic Volos International Guitar Festival (Greece).

    Dimitris teaches guitar in three music institutions in Athens, the Music School of Alimos, the International Athens Conservatory, and the Panarmonio Conservatory.

    www.kotronakis.com

  • Gretchen Van Hoesen, Harp

    Gretchen Van Hoesen

    Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7 p.m.
    Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica Crypt

    Gretchen_Van_HoesenGretchen Van Hoesen has been principal harpist of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1977. She has appeared as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions, both on the subscription series and on tour. Van Hoesen gave the New York premiere of the Alberto Ginastera Harp Concerto in 1976 and the Pittsburgh premiere in 1978. She has appeared as soloist with conductors André Previn, Lorin Maazel, James Conlon, Zdnek Macal, Sergiu Comissiona, Pinchas Zukerman and Manfred Honeck, and has collaborated with flutists James Galway, Bernard Goldberg, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Emmanuel Pahud. Additional appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony have included performances of the Handel Concerto in B flat, Danses Sacré et Profane by Debussy, Concierto Serenata by Joaquin Rodrigo and the Concerto for Harp by Rheinhold Gliere.

    In 1985, Van Hoesen and her husband, former Pittsburgh Symphony Co-Principal Oboe James Gorton, presented the Pittsburgh premiere of Witold Lutoslawski's Double Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Chamber Orchestra on the Pittsburgh Symphony subscription series. During the 1990-1991 season, Van Hoesen was featured soloist in the Peggy Stuart Coolidge Rhapsody for Harp and Orchestra for the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops series and gave the U.S. premiere of Suite Concertante for solo harp and orchestra by Manuel Moreno-Buendia in San Antonio, Texas. In March 2008, she presented the world premiere of Sir André Previn's Concerto for Harp on the Pittsburgh Symphony subscription series. The North American premiere of Concert Piece, Op. 65 for Oboe/English horn, Two Harps and Orchestra by Eugene Goossens closed the orchestra's subscription season in June 2012, and she performed the piece again with the Louisiana Philharmonic in 2014.

    Van Hoesen has also been soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestral Association, the Greenwich Philharmonia and the Westmoreland Symphony. She has concertized in the metropolitan New York area at Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Brooklyn Museum, and has presented concertos at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Van Hoesen was winner of the 1978 Passamaneck Competition and appeared in recital at the Y Music Series of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center. Van Hoesen has been a recitalist throughout the Pittsburgh area at Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, Carlow College, Shadyside Concerts, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project, Rodef Shalom series, California University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University, Heinz Hall Chamber Series, the Renaissance City Winds series, Geneva College, the Frick Art Museum and the Pittsburgh Peace Institute. She has been a featured soloist at American Harp Society National Conferences in Boston, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., Fredonia, NY, and New Orleans.

    Van Hoesen graduated from the Juilliard School of Music earning both B.M. and M.M. degrees in harp as a scholarship student of Marcel Grandjany and Susann McDonald. She is also a graduate of the Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department with highest honors in piano and harp, where she was a student of Eileen Malone. She further studied with Gloria Agostini.

    Her credentials as an orchestral musician include performing as Principal Harp in the New York Lyric Opera, the New York City Ballet, the National Orchestral Association, the Greenwich Philharmonia, the Pittsburgh Opera and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Italy), the Virginia Opera, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and the Jeunesses Musicales Orchestra (Germany). She presently holds the Virginia Campbell endowed Principal Harp Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Van Hoesen was selected to perform in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, in the Super World Orchestra 2000, an orchestra made up of key musicians from around the globe. She has been a featured soloist at numerous American Harp Society National Conferences, has served as a judge for National Competitions of the American Harp Society and as president of the organization's Pittsburgh Chapter. Van Hoesen served as a coach for the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the United States and was selected as the inaugural Harp Forum editor for the American String Teacher and harp master class clinician at the ASTA National Conference in 2016.

    In 1985, the recording Lullabies and Night Songs was released on the Caedmon label featuring Jan DeGaetani, soprano; Van Hoesen, harp; and instrumental ensemble. Van Hoesen collaborated with her father, bassoonist K. David Van Hoesen, and singer Jan DeGaetani in a recording of the Phyllis McGinley Song Cyclewritten for them by the late Alec Wilder. In the 1990-1991 season, Van Hoesen performed the world premiere of Blues for Harp, Oboe, and Violoncello by Lawrence Hoffman and presented a master class and oboe/harp duo recital in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Pavanes, Pastorales, and Serenades for Oboe and Harp was issued in December 1998 with critical raves from around the country. Van Hoesen collaborated with conductor Rossen Milanov to record the Gliere and Jongen Harp Concertos and Buendiá's Suite Concertante with the New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria. These performances are available on Boston Records. Recent CDs by Van Hoesen include Trio Pittsburgh with Noah Bendix-Balgley and Anne Martindale Williams and Genetic Harps with her daughter Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, principal harpist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Soon to be released is a violin and harp CD with Gretchen Van Hoesen and former PSO Concertmaster Andres Cardenes.

    Van Hoesen is a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne universities and combines teaching there with private students at her home in Pittsburgh. She has given master classes at Duquesne University, the Eastman School of Music, The Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Illinois, the Aspen Music Festival and the National University of the Arts in Seoul, Korea, and has been an artist-lecturer on numerous series in Pittsburgh as well as throughout the country.

    She was a faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School from 2001 to 2006. Her students have won numerous national and international awards and prizes.

    www.pittsburghsymphony.org

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Aletheia TrioThe Saint Vincent College Concert Series presents world-class performances by internationally acclaimed artists during each academic year. The series emphasizes the traditional classical chamber music repertoire, and artists of other genres have been featured as well.

Performers have won top prizes in national and international competitions and have performed on many of the world’s greatest stages.

The Saint Vincent College Concert Series was founded by Rev. Joseph Bronder, O.S.B., in 1971 and guided by his vision until his retirement. In 2007, Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., was named artistic director. After seven years of faithful leadership, Br. Nathan passed away suddenly in 2014. He was succeeded by Ann Holmes, who currently serves as Concert Series Director.

The Saint Vincent College Bronder Prize for Piano was created in 2008 to recognize Fr. Bronder’s many contributions as a concert pianist, piano instructor, and classical music presenter. Each season, the Bronder Prize for Piano is awarded to an exceptionally talented young pianist at the beginning of his or her career. The prize consists of a trophy, cash award, and appearance on the Concert Series.

BronderIn 2008, to recognize Fr. Joseph Bronder’s many contributions as a concert pianist, piano teacher, and classical music presenter, a prize for piano was named in his honor. Each season, one pianist is selected to perform in the Concert Series and presented with the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Bronder Prize for Piano. The prize consists of a trophy and cash performance award.

Past Recipients

2007/2008 Benjamin Moser, German
2008/2009 Daria Rabotkina, Russian
2009/2010 Ran Dank, Israeli
2010/2011 Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, Americans
2011/2012 George Li, Chinese-American
2012/2013 Andrew Tyson, American
2013/2014 Ji, Korean
2014/2015 Yun-Chin Zhou, Chinese
2015/2016 Fei-Fei Dong, Chinese

The 2016-2017 Bronder Prize for Piano will be awarded to Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman during his performance on October 22, 2016.

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