The students of the Music Performance Program performed at the annual MPP concert at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 15th, having won the opportunity to participate through a live audition earlier this year.
Peter Susser's Early Midsummer, a set of variations for violin and piano has received its world premiere on 4/13/2019 at the Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport, NY. The performers were MPP music associate Muneko Otani (violin), and MPP director Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (piano).
From left to right: Joe Block, pianist; Daniel Mesko, drums; John (Jack) Aylor, bass; Aaron Kranzler, alto sax; Liam Broderick, guitar; James Haddad, trumpet.
Mia (CC '22): Dolan Prize-Winner, Horn Trio Pianist, Pianist Extraordinaire - all with a side of CS: how does she do it?
A rare, exciting performance opportunity!
Collaborate with the World Aral Region Charity Organization on March 31, 2019
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, Music Performance Program) gave a performance at the Opera House of Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, celebrating the DVD release of Tan Dun's Martial Arts Cycle for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello.
BalletNext, a New York City-based ballet company led by Artistic Director and former principal ballerina of ABT (American Ballet Theatre), Michele Wiles, is looking for a cellist to perform this season at New York Live Arts!
On September 26th, 2018, Music Performance Program held a special recital of the winners of the Richard and Brooke Kamin Rapaport Summer Music Performance Fellowship.
Music Performance Program director Magdalena Stern-Baczewska visited the Columbia Global Centers in Beijing. The events included a piano recital, a master class, and a talk at a Columbia Alumni Association gathering. The visit was followed three days of piano master classes in Beijing, and a DVD recording session of chamber music by Tan Dun (DMA '93) in Shanghai.
New lesson fees for 2018-19.
Our retired Associate in the Music Performance Program, Niels Østbye, died on March 19, 2018, at his home in Grandview-on-Hudson, NY, at the age of 93. He taught at Columbia from 1967 until his retirement in 2016.