U p c o m i n g C o n c e r t s
Sunday, October 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Harpist Abigail Kent
Abigail Kent has performed internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Among her many awards, she was Finalist at the 2016 International
Harp Competition (Hungary), Laureate Finalist and Senior Division Winner of the 2015 American Strings Teachers Association National Solo Competition, and Winner of “Play With the Pros” Concerto
Competition and performance with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the 2013 Saratoga Harp Colony.
Most recently, Ms. Kent was awarded 1st Prize in the 2017 American Harp Society’s Competition, Young Professional Division, earning her the title of “AHS Concert Artist” for 2017-2019. As Concert Artist, Abigail will be presenting recitals and masterclasses throughout the US and Canada.
As an orchestral harpist, she is Principal Harpist of Symphony in C and is Guest Musician Harpist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony. An avid proponent of new
music, she has commissioned and premiered multiple works for harp solo and chamber, including dahlianum by Andrew Hsu, The Star at Night by Ben Yee-Paulson, and Tolstoy Trio by Nicholas Bentz.
Ms. Kent studied for a year at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and then was selected as the Maryjane Mayhew Barton Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she graduated with the Landis Award for Excellence in Academics. Currently, she is studying with Emmanuel Ceysson, Principal Harpist of theMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, in the Masters of Music program at
Mannes School of Music in New York City.
Saturday, January 5, 20197:30 PM
Cellist Mairéad Flory
Cellist Mairéad Flory, 18, has performed at the Augarten Palais in Vienna, Austria, the Concert Hall of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium, and the Concert Hall, Terrace Theater, and Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She was the recipient of the Gaithersburg Young Artist Award and the Misbin Family Memorial Award.
Mairéad has been successful in many competition. She was a finalist at the 2017 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra – Youth Concerto Competition. She won 1st Prizes at the Bland Competition, the Feuer Memorial String Competition, the Gretchen Hood Competition, the 1st Catholic University Young Musicians’ Competition, and the Washington Performing Arts’ Feder Competition. Mairéad has soloed with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, and the US Army Orchestra. Mairéad was a National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellow for three years. Recently, she was selected to attend the 2017 National YoungArts Week, the premier US chamber music festival for young musicians.
Mairéad has participated in the Altensteiger Sommermusik Festival, the Kinhaven School of Music, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the National Arts Center’s Young Artist Program, Keshet Eilon, and is a scholarship student at the Meadowmount School of Music. Mairead studied with Viviane Spanoghe of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, with Amit Peled of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and is currently a freshman at Northwestern University where she studies with Hans Jorgen Jensen.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 4:00PM
Violinist Eliza Wong
Eliza Wong, a junior violin performance major at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, currently studies with Dr. Carolyn Huebl as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar. She has collaborated with cellist Andrès Diaz and members of the Blair faculty. Eliza has been featured on Nashville Public Radio's Live in Studio C and is a frequent substitute violinist with the Nashville Opera, the Nashville Symphony, and the New World Symphony. She has spent her summers at festivals such as Music@Menlo, the Madeline Island Fellowship Program, and will return this summer as a violin fellow at Tanglewood Music Center.