Congratulations to In Mo Yang ’17, a student of Miriam Fried, who was named the first prize winner in the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition held in New York last week.
Performance by the NEC Wind Ensemble featuring works by Mozart, Gabrieli, Schuller, Previn, and Copland is now available for streaming and download on InstantEncore!
To get the tracks, follow this link and use the Code: NEC141014
Denyce Graves masterclass September 24, 2014
Even though he is considered one of the best jazz professors in the world, he displays an honest modesty and says that the real master is the music and that he is also her pupil. He is the eternal student. “Nowadays I am working in different ways to play, in different sounds, rhythmic and melodic approaches to make my sound evolve,” he explains eagerly. You can feel his thrill, his wish to keep learning and growing, reinventing himself, even after 50 years of his musical career. Bergonzi admits that he studies a lot, something that other great musicians don’t often confess: “I practice every single day and I write around two tunes per week,” he says. He explains that he writes as an inspirational necessity, because he listens to something in his mind and needs to develop it. He is an ascetic making a life of music, and spiritual as ever he thanks the universe, as “everything comes from it.”