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    • 08 Jul 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 08 Aug 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Online

    1st New Orleans Piano Institute Virtual International Competition

    July 1 - August 8, 2021*

    The New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) is happy to announce the 1st New Orleans Piano Institute Virtual International Competition!

    View the Application & More Details on The Official Competition Page


    Overview

    • The Competition is open to all applicants worldwide.
    • There are four age groups in the competition.
    • The judges are internationally recognized pianists and pedagogues.
    • Prize winners will receive digital Award Certificates.
    • The 1st prize winners will be featured in a collaborative video recital to be posted to MASNO’s website, YouTube page, and social media platforms.

    Repertoire & Recording Guidelines

    • Repertoire is a free choice of the competitor within the time limit of the corresponding age group.
    • A single movement of a multi-movement composition can be used.
    • Simplified arrangements are not acceptable.
    • Repertoire must be submitted as a video YouTube link with the name, age, and the Competition category of the candidate clearly listed.
    • The recording must be of good sound quality with the face, hands and the keyboard clearly visible.
    • Selections must be performed from memory.


    NOPI Virtual International Competition categories

    • Junior Group A - 9-12 y/o (Single selection up to 5 min)
    • Junior Group B - 13-15 y/o (Single selection up to 8 min)
    • Senior Group - 16-18 y/o (Single or multiple selections up to 12 min total)
    • Young Artist Group - 19-27 y/o (Single or multiple selections up to 15 min total)


    *Competition Timeline

    Deadline for submissions and paying the non-refundable application fee is July 1, 2021. Winners will be announced by August 8, 2021.

    View the Application & More Details on The Official Competition Page


    • 19 Jul 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 25 Jul 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • ONLINE


    2021 New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) Virtual Edition

    The New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) is an award-winning, intensive solo performance program for advanced and intermediate college, high school, and junior high school pianists.The New Orleans Piano Institute is a part of the annual New Orleans Keyboard Festival.


    We are happy to announce that the 2021 New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) and Keyboard Festival will take place July 19-July 25. Due to the uncertainties of the COVID pandemic, the Institute will be in a virtual format.

    The public is invited to attend all masterclasses, presentations, and the Student Showcase Recital via Zoom

    Click here for the full schedule


    The Keyboard Festival Recital will feature American pianist and 2006 New Orleans International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Dustin Gledhill. The concert will be an in-person and live-streamed event on Sunday, July 25, 2:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here.

    CLICK HERE to visit the official NOPI page for more information about the 2021 New Orleans Piano Institute!

    Additionally this year NOPI will hold its 1st New Orleans Piano Institute Virtual International Competition which is open to all applicants worldwide. For more on the Competition, CLICK HERE.


    • 25 Jul 2021
    • 2:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gardens, 1113 Chartres St., New Orleans


    *POSTPONED*

    Sadly, due to injuries sustained in an accident, Mr. Gledhill will not be performing this Sunday.

    This concert has been postponed until further notice. 

    All ticket purchases will be applied to the rescheduled date.

    Patrons may also request and receive a full refund if preferred. 

    Each ticket purchaser will receive an email with more details.

    Thank you for understanding.

    We offer our complete support to Dustin and wish him very best as he recovers. 



    New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital featuring acclaimed American pianist and Gold Medalist of the 2006 New Orleans International Piano Competition

    DUSTIN GLEDHILL

    Date TBA

    Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St.

    Sponsored by Dr. James Farrow


    The program will include works by Couperin, Prokofiev, Mozart and Chopin 

    Click Here for the Full Program


    The annual New Orleans Keyboard Festival, which runs concurrently with the New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI)*, presents guest artist recitals performed by former medalists of the biennial New Orleans International Piano Competition. Additionally presented are masterclasses, presentations, and performances featuring the students and faculty of the New Orleans Piano Institute.


    About the Artist

    Dustin is an International prize-winning pianist, composer, songwriter, producer, teacher, director, writer and actor.

    As a child prodigy and young adult pianist, he garnered over twenty first-prize awards in international completion.

    As composer / performer, he has collaborated with modern dance companies and choreographers such as Pina Bausch, Russell Maliphant, Parisa Khobdeh, Maya Taylor and Brad Landers.

    Dustin collaborated with writer and director Nathan Wright, composing electronic-Classical inspired music for a collage-theater piece, “Manifesto,” featuring the life of Serge Diaghilev. www.thediaghilevproject.com

    Dustin has been commissioned to compose for podcasts such as Autism Speaks and other commercial work. In 2016, Dustin, along with singer-songwriter and sister-in-law Mindy Gledhill, formed synth-pop duo, Hive Riot, releasing an award-winning album, music videos and additional singles. Hive Riot: YouTube Link

    Dustin is director of the Gledhill Arts Collective - a group of private teaching studios In NYC, complemented by collaborative professional events and workshops. www.GledhillArtsCollective.com.

    As a board member and secretary for The Bohemians: New York Musicians’ Club, Dustin fully produced their virtual concert series in 2021 for their 115th season. https://www.bohemiansnyc.org/

    Current and future projects include recording and performing the complete piano music of Gabriel Fauré from 2020-2024, commemorating one hundred years since his death. www.DustinGledhill.com

    A once upon a time native of Provo, UT., Dustin is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Royal Academy of Music and Manhattan School of Music and a Doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University in New York. Dustin currently lives in Bronx, NY.

    This concert is presented with support from: 

          

    *This year's New Orleans Piano Institute is being presented in a virtual format, and the masterclasses and presentations are available to the public to view virtually. For more information about the New Orleans Piano Institute, visit the official NOPI page on our website. A complete schedule of NOPI events from July 19-25, 2021 will be posted in June.

    • 06 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • 1133 Margaret Place, New Orleans

    an in-person and live-streamed event 

    Join us in the beautiful courtyard of Margaret Place Hotel for an outdoor evening of Bach, Beer, and German Cheer with music performed by the Electric Yat Quartet & pianist André Bohren!

    Wednesday, October 6, 6:00 PM

    Tickets available beginning August 1

    Photo by Linda Torres

    Electric Yat String Quartet

    Rock/pop, Swing, Latin, Irish, Italian, Classical, Jazz.. The Electric Yat Quartet plays it all. Violinists Natalia Cascante & Harry Hardin, violist Amelia Clingman, & cellist Jack Craft make up this fun, energetic, & unique ensemble.

    Violinist Natalia Cascante was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans in 2002. She is a guest section player with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra & the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. She is the resident violin instructor at Metairie Park Country Day School (since 2015), & a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite theatre, & Saegner theater.

    Violinist Harry Hardin, a New Orleans native, earned a Bachelors degree in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003, and graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 1998.  Harry is a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite Theatre, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Tanglers Bluegrass, Washboard Rodeo, the Superior Seafood Jazz Trio, & the Electric Yat String Quartet.

    Violist Amelia Clingman graduated from UMass Amherst with a BM in violin performance, and in 2008 she completed her Masters degree in viola performance at the New England Conservatory. She has been a participant in the Killington, Musicorda, Heifetz, and Kneisel Hall music festivals, and served as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center from 2007-2009. During her time in Boston, she performed with various groups including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute with the New World Symphony. During the summer, Amelia plays Principal Viola at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon.  As an avid chamber musician, Amelia became a founding member of the New Orleans-based Polymnia Quartet in 2015.    In other genres, she has played with pop and rock artists, including Kanye West and Peter Gabriel. Amelia joined the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra in 2008 and lives in New Orleans. 

    Cellist Jack Craft enjoys a diverse musical career as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer. In his classical career he has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Gulf Coast Symphony, and the New Orleans New Music Ensemble. An in-demand studio and pop cellist, he has performed with Jessica Simpson, Michael Cerveris, Better Than Ezra, Edwin McCain, Marianne Faithfull, Bobby Kimball, and Zigaboo Modeliste. Mr. Crafts musical compositions have been commissioned by the WWE film Legendary, BMW in a collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, and on the theatre stage with the NOLA Project and Broken Habit Productions. He also produces Virtuosa, an electric disco string quartet, and can regularly be seen playing with bilingual pop band Sweet Crude. 


    Pianist André Bohren was born in New Orleans, but grew up traveling across the country with his family, following his musician father Spencer Bohren’s tour schedule. When André was twelve, the family settled in Wyoming, and it was there he discovered a love of classical music. Four years later, under the tutelage of Dr. Janet Ahlquist, he would perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and he represented the state in several regional piano competitions.

    After moving back to New Orleans, he studied for two years with Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University. It was there that he founded the rock/funk band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes in 2001, manning the drum and percussion chair. This band has been André’s main focus for the past 18-plus years, as they have released eight albums and toured across the country for nearly two decades, performing at such renowned venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New York’s Knitting Factory, and dozens more.

    In 2012 André began studying classical piano once more at the University of New Orleans with Dr. Robin Williams. Piano performance has taken him on solo tours across much of the United States. When not playing piano, André can be found working with many artists around New Orleans, including Johnny Sketch, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Mike Doussan, Dave Jordan, and Mike Dillon.


    • 07 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans


    Schedule of the Evening

    5:00 p.m. - Champagne Reception
    6:00 p.m. - Concert
    7:30 p.m. - Dinner

    Tickets will be available beginning August 1, 2021.


    About the Artist

    Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually every orchestra in Canada, she has performed with the symphonies of Alabama, Annapolis, Colorado, Flint, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Saint Louis, San Diego, Syracuse, and Utah, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Louisiana, London, Minas Gerais/Brazil, and Israel. 

    During the 2019/2020 season, Ms. Cheng will serve as an Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra where she will perform three concertos throughout the season: de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Clara Schumann’s concerto in celebration of 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and Mozart’s 23rd piano concerto. Other highlights of the season include return engagements with the symphonies of Vancouver and Victoria and Symphony Nova Scotia where she will also perform the Clara Schumann concerto. In the U.S., Ms. Cheng will perform with the symphonies of Richmond and Canton, as well as the IRIS Chamber Orchestra where she will perform the Beethoven triple concerto and the Archduke trio with the Zukerman Trio. In addition to this engagement, her performance schedule also includes extensive touring with Pinchas Zukerman and as a member of the Zukerman Trio, including a European tour in March. 

    Angela Cheng’s collaborations with Pinchas Zukerman began in 2009, when, at his invitation, she toured both Europe and China as a member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, and as Mr. Zukerman’s collaborative pianist. She joined them again in the spring of 2010 for a U.S. tour, which included concerts at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the 92nd Street Y in New York. Subsequent seasons have seen multiple tours of Europe and South America, including performances at the Salzburg Festival, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at the Schleswig-Holstein and Ravinia festivals. With Mr. Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, as a member of the Zukerman Trio, Ms. Cheng made her debuts at the Verbier, Edinburgh, Miyazaki, St. Petersburg/Stars of the White Nights, and Enescu/Romania Festivals. 

    An avid recitalist, Ms. Cheng appears regularly on recital series throughout the United States and Canada and has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including the Takács, Colorado, and Vogler quartets. Festival appearances have included Banff, Bravo! Vail, Chautauqua, Colorado, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla’s SummerFest, Ravinia, Vancouver, the Festival International de Lanaudière in Quebec, MasterWorks Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Cartegena International Music Festival in Colombia. 

    Angela Cheng's debut recording of two Mozart concerti with Mario Bernardi and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra received glowing reviews. Other CDs include Clara Schumann's Concerto in A Minor with JoAnn Falletta and the Women's Philharmonic for Koch International; for CBC Records, four Spanish concerti with Hans Graf and the Calgary Philharmonic; both Shostakovich concerti with Mario Bernardi and the CBC Radio Orchestra; and a solo disc of selected works of Clara and Robert Schumann. Most recently, an all-Chopin recital CD was released by Universal Music Canada. 

    Ms. Cheng was Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. Other awards include the Canada Council’s coveted Career Development Grant and the Medal of Excellence for outstanding interpretations of Mozart from the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

    www.pianistangelacheng.com 


    About NOCTURNE

    NOCTURNE is the Annual Gala and Fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. Held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown New Orleans, this beautiful event has become one of the most anticipated evenings of the year. The evening includes a champagne reception, salon recital by a world-renowned pianist, and a fabulous dinner. Proceeds from this event help us to continue offering you a wide variety of innovative musical programming during the year.




    • 01 Dec 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • TBA

    MASNO proudly presents Le Petit Salon featuring New Orleans based pianist

    BRIAN KENG-LUN HSU

    Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 PM


    Program details coming soon!


    Free to live-stream here | Limited In-Person Tickets* $50

    Tickets available beginning August 1


    About the Artist

    Brian Hsu made his concerto debut at the age of 16 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has since gone on to establish himself as a pianist of great energy and unusual communicative ability. Critics have described his performances in surperlatives, noting his “breadth of expression and technical ability.” 

    He has won awards in numerous competitions, both in the US and Asia, including Wideman Competition, Corpus Christi International Young Artists’ Competition, Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer, National Piano Competition in Taiwan. An experienced performer, Mr. Hsu has performed throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. US performances include Boston, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, as well as many others. He has appeared as concerto soloist with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Taiwan National Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Haddonfield Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic, and University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a guest on WQXR radio station in New York several times. Mr. Hsu has performed in various music festivals including Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy; Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan; Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain; Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina; Banff Festival of the Arts in Canada; PianoFest in The Hamptons in Long Island, New York. In 2011, Mr. Hsu participated in the world premiere of Paul Schoenfeld’s Piano quintet with members of the Pro Arte’s quartet and recorded for Albany Records, released in the spring of 2014.  In 2016, He premiered Logan Skelton’s Letters to Santa with voice alumni of Loyola University New Orleans. His US debut solo recording, Night at the opera: Part I was released in the fall of 2018. In addition to his competition successes, Mr. Hsu was the recipient of numerous awards while attending Juilliard, Yale, and Michigan. 

    Mr. Hsu served as a staff accompanist at Yale University and University of Michigan, staff accompanist and chamber music coach at Eastern Music Festival, piano faculty at the McAlester Institute in Oklahoma, piano faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. He has served as schedule coordinator, staff pianist, faculty, and assistant to the director at Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy. He was also an adjunct professor at Siena Heights University and taught at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. He has given numerous performances and masterclassses at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Asia, and collaborated with various artists and faculty. 

    Mr. Hsu’s primary piano professors include Logan Skelton, Peter Frankl, Jerome Lowenthal, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Wha-Kyung Byun, and John Kuo. Additional studies have been with Da-Ming Zhu, Paul Schenly, Marc Durand, Arthur Greene. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, Artist Diploma from Yale University, Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He is the associate professor and keyboard department coordinator at Loyola University New Orleans.


    Le Petit Salon series features artists in small, intimate salon settings around New Orleans. All concerts will be live-streamed and free to view on MASNO's Facebook page as well as posted to our YouTube Channel and website www.masno.org/le-petit-salon following the performance.


    For more information about Le Petit Salon series including hosting or sponsoring a concert, please contact Executive & Artistic Director Cara McCool Woolf at director@masno.org or by calling 504.899.4826.


    *A limited number of in-person tickets will be available in accordance with Orleans Parish COVID restrictions and guidelines. All in-person guests will be required to wear masks and socially-distance. Tickets include the recital with refreshments served following the performance.


Past Events

30 Apr 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring David Sigler
13 Feb 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring Peter Collins
15 Nov 2020 ENCORE!
20 Oct 2020 MASNOtes: Series 3
01 Oct 2020 Bachtoberfest!
19 Jul 2020 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition
18 Jul 2020 New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) and Keyboard Festival
15 Mar 2020 Kostov-Valkov Duo performs Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano
27 Feb 2020 Nature's Awakening featuring Ziang Xu and the LPO
11 Feb 2020 Ziang Xu performs at Merkin Hall, NYC
08 Dec 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Gloriana Wolf with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
03 Nov 2019 NOCTURNE XVII
13 Oct 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Chris Jung with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
28 Sep 2019 Our Home Louisiana: A celebration of the musical, visual, and culinary arts of Louisiana
21 Jul 2019 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
20 Jul 2019 New Orleans Piano Institute
10 May 2019 Sentimental and Stirring: Piano Music of Gottschalk performed by Peter Collins
09 Apr 2019 Marianna Prjevalskaya at New York's Merkin Hall
30 Mar 2019 Concerto Showcase X
23 Mar 2019 Out of This World featuring Xiahoui Yang
30 Jan 2019 Sung Chang Returns to New Orleans
09 Dec 2018 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Bryant Li with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
02 Dec 2018 NOCTURNE XVI
07 Nov 2018 Baroque and Beyond: Les Arts Musicaux
05 Oct 2018 Courtney Bryan in Concert
22 Jul 2018 New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital
22 Jul 2018 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
21 Jul 2018 New Orleans Piano Institute & Keyboard Festival
12 Jun 2018 A Tricentennial Salute: Piano Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Friends
07 Apr 2018 The Golden Age of French Music with Philippe Bianconi
25 Mar 2018 Salon Concert: A Centenary Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
11 Jan 2018 Xiaohui Yang in a Salon Concert Event
09 Jan 2018 Festival PiaNOLA featuring Xiaohui Yang
05 Nov 2017 NOCTURNE XV
15 Oct 2017 Masafumi Nakatani with the N.O. Civic Symphony
27 Sep 2017 Flavors of Cuba
26 Sep 2017 From Cuba to New Orleans
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Piano Institute
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
12 Mar 2017 GREAT SCOTT! - Joplin in the Quarter!
23 Feb 2017 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
08 Jan 2017 Concerto Showcase IX
07 Jan 2017 Acclaimed American Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott in a special Salon Concert Event
03 Jan 2017 Festival PiaNOLA + CONCERTO SHOWCASE IX
20 Nov 2016 NOCTURNE XIV
23 Oct 2016 2016 N.O. Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner Anna Waldron with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
23 Oct 2016 Classical guitarist Pavel Steidl of the Czech Republic in Salon Concert
22 Oct 2016 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
24 Jul 2016 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
24 Jul 2016 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival
15 Mar 2016 Angela Hewitt Salon Concert
10 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with LPO
08 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
03 Jan 2016 Viktor Valkov
07 Nov 2015 Taste of Brazil SOLD OUT
25 Oct 2015 Emma Lo Performs Mozart's D minor Piano Concerto
27 Sep 2015 Nocturne XIII
24 Jul 2015 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
19 Jul 2015 New Orleans Piano Institute
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