Past Event


October 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12-1pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

 Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in a noontime recital series.


Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 110
Brahms Klavierstucke Opus 118


Praised as a player “with the kind of freedom, authority, and strength…that one expects from the world’s finest pianists” (Berkeley Planet), twenty-year-old Audrey Vardanega’s instructors have included Seymour Lipkin, former Head of Music at the BBC World Service Jeremy Siepmann, Robert Schwartz, and Professor Christopher Elton. She currently studies with Victor Rosenbaum and Maria Asteriadou. Vardanega made her solo debut with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at the age of 11 and became the youngest soloist in the history of the Midsummer Mozart Festival under the baton of the acclaimed Maestro George Cleve in the summer of 2010, appearing again with Maestro Cleve in the summers of 2012 and 2013. She has been featured as a soloist at IMG Artists’ Festival del Sole series, Hangzhou Grand Theater, Herbst Theater, San Francisco’s Old First Concerts Series, among others. Vardanega is a senior at Columbia University majoring in Political Science.

All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.