35th Deborah Kahan Competiton
Congratulations to all our participants and their teachers!
To videos from the Winner's Circle Concert visit:
Winners of String Division
Isabella Mariani ..Perpetual Motion by Bohm
Dustin Rood ...Polish Dance by Severn
Audrey Anthony....Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler
Angela Kapikian...Polish Caprice by Bacewicz
Honorable Mention of String Division
Teachers of Winners of String Division
Winners of Piano Division
Simone Tsyrulnik..Variations of a Theme by Paganini by W. Gillock
Eric Jansa ...Gigue from Partita #1 B flat Major, BWV 825. by J.S.Bach
Lina Elwood ...Italian Concerto BWV 971, 1st mov. ...J.S.Bach
Abigail Chang ..Sonata in G Major, Op. 49-2, 1st mov. by L.v.Beethoven
Andrew Maskoff ..Prelude Op. 23-2, B flat Major by S. Rachmaninoff
Alexandra Maskoff ..Etudes d'excution transcendante #10 in f minor by F. Liszt
Lorelai Lee Swanik...Prelude and Fugue in a minor, from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 889 by J.S.Bach
Ava Turner ...Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Lorelai Lee Swanik
Honorable Mention of Piano Division
Teachers of Winners
7th Annual Festival Audition
Congratulations to all winners and participants!
First Place Winners:
Gian Lorenzo Dupitas
Galina Zisk Rothschild
2019 CSMTA STATE CONFERENCE
On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 the Fairfield Chapter of the CSMTA hosted CSMTA's annual conference.
Thank you to the CSMTA leadership, our presenters Dr. Noa Kageyama and composer Dr. Eric Nathan, the Suzuki Music School of Westport, and everyone who participated, volunteered, and donated for making our 2019 State Conference a great success!
Dear CSMTAFC members,
We hope that this letter finds you safe, and that you are managing to both observe social distancing and maintain your sanity! We have two announcements that we must make with regret.
Firstly, after a discussion with our CSMTA state president, Suzan Korman, we have decided to cancel this year's first MAP exams, which were scheduled for May 3. On the positive side, we are planning to have Suzan, who is also the MAP state chair, visit us in the fall to give an orientation on the exams, to explain what is covered in the test, and to provide any other information you might need to start preparing students. Please be on the lookout for an announcement about this as the fall draws closer.
Secondly, we also need to cancel the spring showcase recital. We had been looking forward to this event, as the room and the piano at the Methodist Church in New Canaan are both of a high quality, but given the current state of things we could not hold the event with an expectation of safety. (Even if this were not the case, all Methodist churches have been required to close their doors until further notice.) As we witness the progress of the epidemic, and gain a sense of how long-lasting the current situation might be, we will see whether we can consider rescheduling the showcase, or whether it would fall too late in the year to be practical. If it is possible, we hope to reschedule the event. If we can do it, we will notify you.
Please stay well, and expect to hear from us again!
The CSMTAFC Board