It was amazing to attend the third annual Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women! The festival directed by Dr. Julia Mortyakova featured numerous concerts and lectures all in celebration of the contributions of women composers, past and present! I had the honor to meet incredible performers and composers including Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan who performed my work for solo oboe “Disputations” last year at the second annual Music by Women Festival.
Looking forward to the performance of my work “Infinite” by the Figmentum Ensemble as part of Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women on March 8, International Women’s Day!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as one of the finalists of the fifth annual String Quartet Smackdown by Golden Hornet! A panel of judges selected the sixteen finalist compositions to be performed live at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX, on February 23, 2019, at 7 PM by Invoke String Quartet. The live audience in attendance will determine the winner by voting for their favorite pieces in each round. The winner of each round moves on in the tournament... and the champion will receive a grand prize of $1,500!
Here is what happened in String Quartet Smackdown V by Golden Hornet and Invoke on February 23, 2019, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar in Austin, TX. Thrilled for being among the finalists and part of that amazing event!
Very excited for the world premiere of my work "Infinite" commissioned by Figmentum Ensemble in its second concert of the season Rock, Paper, Toy Pianos on February 15 at 7:30 PM in San Diego, California.
You are invited to the Composers forum first concert of the semester titled “Music for Strings” featuring Judy Constantinides (reader), Loraine Sims (soprano), Dinos Constantinides (conductor), and Louisiana Sinfonietta String Quartet this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 PM at LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Music by Schumann, Berlioz, Franklin, Jones, Knox, and Iravani as well as musical story Camel Got His Hump by Constantinides will be performed. The concert is free admission and open to the public.
I am happy to invite you to my Graduate Composition Recital on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:30 pm at LSU School of Music Recital Hall.
The concert will be a manifestation of my musical language. Join me to listen to my thoughts and emotions. I will be glad to see you there!
Featured musicians are Taylor Barbay Assad, saxophone; Maíra Braga Cabral, piano; Hayoung Cho, violin; Wagner Duarte, cello; Anna Herrera, cello; Chia-Shan Hsu, violin; Yiseul LeMieux, piano; Mahakit Lerdcheewanan, violin; Adalus Low-Manzini, cello; Randy Manning, violin; Mounir Nessim, viola; Manuel Trevino, marimba; Hannah Urdea, viola; Melody Wan, flute; Cara Waring, soprano; Yu-Ping Wu, cello; and Leandro Gazineo, conductor!
The concert is admission free and open to the public.
Hope to see you soon!
Very excited to have the premiere of my work for string Orchestra, Paradigm, conducted by Leandro Gazineo as part of the magnificent concert of the Louisiana Sinfonietta on March 21, 2018, at 2 pm at LSU School of Music Recital Hall!
I would like to invite you all to the presentation of my electroacoustic work, Seven, at the annual concert of massively-multichannel sound diffusion, Cinema for the Ears, which will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the 92-speaker Digital Media Center Theater. I am very excited to see that my work is back home, where it was composed and premiered in Spring 2017, after an adventurous tour of conferences and festivals all around the US including the SEAMUS 2018 National Conference at the University of Oregon and the Cube Festival at the Virginia Tech University.
Thrilled to have my saxophone music performed at the Chicago State University by Prof. Athanasios Zervas!
The premiere of my work for string quartet, The Maze, by the Louisiana Sinfonietta String Quartet and conducted by Liz Knox as part of the Composers Forum concert on Sept. 25, 2018, at LSU School of Music Recital Hall!
It was a great concert by the brilliant guest pianist Nathan Carterette on September 6, 2018, at LSU School of Music! First part featured the performance of my work for solo piano, The Midnight, along with fantastic works by my LSU colleagues Liz Knox and Austin Franklin and Theme and Variations for Piano, LRC 001, by Prof. Dinos Constantinides! Second part featured all Goldberg variations by J. S. Bach, all from memory! Amazing!
Many thanks for presenting such a poetic and prestigious performance in our school, dear Nathan! Looking forward to future collaborations!
Excited to have another presentation of my electroacoustic work, Seven, in Cub Festival at the Virginia Tech University, August 9-12!
Sounds in Space will feature massively multichannel music compositions from seven artists from Russia, Iran, Canada, and the United States who will utilize the Cube’s 149 speakers. The composed pieces will bring each artist’s perspective through visual and auditory experiences. Guests will experience these works in the world-leading immersive audio environment known as the Cube. The participants of Sounds in Space are Dmitri Mazurov, Christopher Coleman, Niloufar Iravani, David Ledoux, Elizabeth Hoffman, Eric Stewart, and Jacob Elkin.
Excited to be involved in this very nice educational program for children by the Louisiana Sinfonietta at the Baton Rouge libraries, June 25-27! This year's concert series, conducted by Liz Knox, featured Prof. Constantinides's latest musical story "Fair is Fair", my string quartet "The Maze", and many great music by past and present composers! Special thanks to Liz Knox for learning and conducting my work and to my dear teacher and supervisor, Prof. Dinos Constantinides for giving me the opportunity to be part of this fantastic program!
Honored to participate in career development workshop at Underwood New Music Ensemble Readings by American Composers Orchestra! Such a great opportunity to meet recognized people in the field!
My work for clarinet quartet, The Maze, premiered at the Louisiana Sinfonietta concert titled as “Grand Finale” on April 16, 2018, at 7:30 pm at School of Music Recital Hall and repeated on April 17, 2018, at 7:30 pm at Southeastern Louisiana University by Victor Drescher and his studio.
Many thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan for her brilliant performance of my work for solo oboe, Disputation, at the Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women and for repeating the performance at the faculty recital at UNC Charlotte,East Tennessee State University Reed day, and International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators!
! Can’t wait for future collaborations and for composing a new work for oboe for you!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected in American Composers Orchsetra (ACO) 2018 EarShot Readings, the culmination of a series of private readings, feedback sessions, and work with mentor composers! I have been selected as one of the three composers to participate in EarShot Readings at the Charlotte Symphony to have the reading of my work for Orchestra, Fantasy, by amazing conductor Christopher James Lees. I believe that this experience was a milestone in my career as a composer!
So honored to be involved in amazing concerts on Feb. 2 and Feb. 4 at LSU School of Music Recital Hall to have the performance of my work for solo piano, The Midnight, by great guest pianist from Greece, Amalia Sagona!
So happy to have the performance of my work for String Quartet, Shadows in Chase, , as part of this wonderful concert of the Louisiana Sinfonietta thirty-fifth season featuring outstanding soloists on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 4:30 pm at LSU School of Music Recital Hall!
Very glad to have two performances of my solo for violin, Dream, Illusion, Reality, by Dr. Aaron Farrell at the University of New Orleans in October and Louisiana State University in November as part of "20th Century Studies for Two Violins", lecture/recital by fantastic soloists, Dr. Borislava Iltcheva and Dr. Aaron Farrell featuring music of Prof. Dinos Constantinides!
I was so honored to be part of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Contemporary Music Festival as the presenter and composer. It was so productive to have my presentation titled as "The Fusion of Tradition and Technology" and the performance of my work "Seven, for fixed media" in two consecutive days.
Very looking forward to visiting University of Tennessee School of Music again!
So happy to have another performance of my work for solo piano, The Midnight, by the virtuoso pianist, Maria Asteriadou, on Saturday, Sept. 16, at LSU School of Music Recital Hall!
So excited to have five performances of my string quartet, Shadows in Chase, by awesome musicians in this fantastic concert series targeted children, the best audience, at Baton Rouge libraries!