School of music

School Notes: School of Music
November/December 2017

Robert Blocker |

New piano fellowship

The School of Music has established a Collaborative Piano Fellowship program that offers three outstanding pianists an opportunity to further their training in that area and to work with YSM students and faculty. The inaugural fellows, pianists Min Young Kang, Heekyung Michelle Lee, and Daniel Overly, have each been appointed to a one-year residency (renewable for a second year). Each will work an average of 20 hours per week providing accompaniment in recitals, master classes, private lessons, and studio seminars, and connecting with the public through performances, teaching, outreach, and other creative and collaborative channels.

Milestones for Collection of Musical Instruments

Established in 1967 by then-director Richard Rephann, the ever-popular concert series at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments this year celebrates 50 years of presenting acclaimed and ascendant artists performing repertoire spanning three centuries on period and replica instruments.

In May, the collection bid farewell to curator and School of Music alumnus Nicholas Renouf ’71MusAM, who retired after 45 years of service. This year, the collection welcomes as its ensemble-in-residence The Sebastians, led by violinist and School of Music alumnus Daniel S. Lee ’06MusM, ’08ArtA.

Philharmonia premieres new edition of Bruckner symphony

At press time, principal conductor Peter Oundjian and the Yale Philharmonia were looking forward to premiering the International Bruckner Society’s new edition of Anton Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. YSM professor of musicology Paul Hawkshaw, who serves on the society’s editorial board and has worked on a new collected works edition of Bruckner’s scores, has said, “The new edition . . . corrects enough mistakes in the older print that anyone who knows it well will hear the difference right away. Nevertheless, it is still very much the same score.” The performance was scheduled for October 27.

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