Four Bienen School of Music students performed in a special concert at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on February 16, 2016, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, a semi-annual showcase of the best young musical artists from the nation’s leading colleges, universities, and conservatories. This marked the 12th consecutive year that students from the Bienen School have participated in the Conservatory Project.

Featured performers included cellist Riana Anthony, a first-year master of music student of professor Hans Jørgen Jensen; pianist Dong-Wan Ha, a doctor of musical arts degree candidate studying with associate professor Alan Chow; soprano Madison Leonard, a second-year master of music student of associate professor Karen Brunssen, and violinist Dmitri Pogorelov, a doctor of musical arts degree candidate studying with Professor Gerardo Ribeiro.

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  • Karen Brunssen
  • Gerardo Ribeiro
  • Hans Jensen