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Everyday Diva: Spotlight on soprano Amanda Majeski

June 9, 2017

Soprano Amanda Majeski juggles a demanding international opera career, a crazy on-the-road schedule and marriage to a fellow singer, all the while keeping her feet firmly planted on the ground.

Freshman cellist wins Klein International String Competition

June 5, 2017

Jeremy Tai, a freshman cello student of Bienen School professor Hans Jensen, won first prize in the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. He was also awarded the competition’s Allen R. and Susan E. Weiss Memorial Prize for Best Performance of the Commissioned Work.

Cello students advance to finals of Queen Elisabeth Competition

June 3, 2017

Brannon Cho has received sixth prize in the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition, an award of 8000 euros. As an unranked laureate, Sihao He receives a prize of 4000 euros. 

Frank Laucerica featured in Seniors to Watch

June 1, 2017

Cuban-American tenor Frank Laucerica, born and raised in Miami, recalls a childhood filled with the sounds of his mother singing and his father playing the guitar.

Clarification: Van Cliburn Competition and Northwestern

May 31, 2017

The First Chair letter in the spring 2017 Fanfare stated that piano doctoral candidate EunAe Lee was the first Northwestern student invited to compete in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Bienen School welcomes new faculty

May 30, 2017

The Bienen School of Music welcomes four new faculty members beginning fall 2017: Andrew Talle, associate professor of musicology; Joachim Schamberger, artist-in-residence and director of opera; Eugene (Gene) Pokorny, lecturer of tuba/euphonium; and Matthew Gaunt, lecturer of tuba/euphonium.

Concert series offer downtown virtuosity on the North Shore

May 25, 2017

The essential Skyline Piano Artist Series (Oct. 27 to May 12) returns as the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music’s 2017/2018 subscription season begins this fall.

‘The Tender Land' caps distinguished NU residency for Ehrman

May 24, 2017

Northwestern University Opera Theater presented Aaron Copland's Depression-era love story "The Tender Land" May 18-21 in Cahn Auditorium, marking Michael Ehrman's final production at the Bienen School of Music as director of opera and artist-in-residence.

Lee ready for 2017 Van Cliburn Competition

May 24, 2017

EunAe Lee, a Bienen School doctoral piano candidate, will perform in the preliminary round of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Saturday, May 27, at 8:20 p.m.

Bienen saxophone quartet wins silver medal in Fischoff Competition

May 15, 2017

~Nois, a Bienen School of Music saxophone quartet, has been awarded the silver medal in the 44th annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition’s senior wind division.

Fathers of Invention: Zappa and Varèse connection explored

May 11, 2017

The iconoclastic work of self-taught guitarist and composer Frank Zappa will be performed alongside the work of the innovative French-born composer Edgard Varèse, one of Zappa’s earliest musical influences, in a pair of Memorial Day weekend concerts presented by Northwestern University’s Henry an


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