Student Accomplishments

Min Kyung Kim and Hyung Jin Moon – new CD of Shostakovich

Min Kyung Kim and Hyung Jin Moon have had a new compact disc released this fall by Toccata Classics in London. It is Volume Two in an ongoing series issued by Toccata Classics of the complete music for piano duo and duet by Shostakovich.  Kim and Moon recorded Shostakovich's arrangements of his own Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102, and his Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141.  Both of these works are world-premiere recording releases.  

Hando Nahkur's CD "Waltzing Mephisto by the Danube"

Review of Hando Nahkur in WholeNote (one of the largest music magazines in Canada) on his “Waltzing Mephisto by the Danube” CD (Estonian Record Productions ERP 8115). “The title track is brilliantly played with remarkable clarity through all the maniacal passages. The approach is disciplined and calculated but not lacking in any of the incendiary energy needed for this piece. “ Read more at Music Awards awarded it the Silver Medal in both Instrumentalist and Classical Music categories.

Arsentiy Kharitonov at Carnegie Hall

Arsentiy Kharitonov performed at Carnegie Hall on May 20, 2016 playing a program of Scriabin (Prelude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 11), Rachmaninoff (Variations on a Theme by Chopin, Op. 22), and Tchaikovsky (Méditation, Op. 72, No. 5) to rave reviews. “Kharitonov, who has a rich imagination and seems able to do anything technically, was at liberty to reach the limits of both technique and emotion with ease,” according to reviewer Raymond Beegle.  “His dynamic range had an astonishing breadth and the lyric passages were especially captivating.” Read more at   

Éva Polgár performs with Vác Symphonic Orchestra

Éva Polgár performed by invitation Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 with the Vác Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Tamás Vásáry on May 14, 2015, at the Danube Palace in Budapest, Hungary and the same piece with the Akademisches Orchester Leipzig conducted by Hors Foerster on May 18, 2015, at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. ( and ( Éva Polgár and Sándor Vály have released a CD entitled Die Toteninsel with Ektro Records.