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Date Released: 5/29/2007

The musical sounds of summer will be coming from Purchase College as the School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music presents Summerpiano 2007, featuring performances by students and recent alumni. This four-concert series features an eclectic and exciting range of music from 11 stellar young pianists and three percussionists performing the work of 17 composers.

Performances are Tuesday evenings at 7 PM, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. Each performance will be followed by a meet-the-artists reception. Suggested donation is $20 ($10 students and seniors) by cash and check only, at the door. For reservations and more information, call 914-251-5925.

Summerpiano 2007 is sponsored by the Bianca Fund.

Purchase College is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

Derin Oge:
Bach’s Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830
Scriabin’s Two Poems “Vers la Flamme,” Op. 72

Ipek Eginlioglu:
Debussy’s Images, Book One
A. Adnan Saygun’s Anadolu’dan (from “Anatolia”), Op. 25

Eun Young Lee:
Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande and Polonaise Brilliante in E flat Major, Op. 22

Gulnara Mirzakhodjayeva:
Schumann’s Sonata in F# Minor, Op. 11

Sehee Chae:
Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

Jason Cutmore:
Liszt’s Sposalizio (from “Annees de Pelerinage: Italy”)
Scriabin’s Sonata No. 2, Op. 19
Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-Tableaux: Op. 39 No. 5 in E-flat Minor and Op. 39 No. 9 in D major.

Frederecik Caku:
Carter’s Two Diversions
Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Daniel Teitler:
Kaminsky’s Triftmusik and Danza Piccola
Chopin’s Barcarolle Op. 60

Bae Kyu Kim:
Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin

Mina Kim:
Kaminsky’s Music for Artur

Jeong Ja Shim:
Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7, Op. 83

Frederik Caku and Bae Kyu Kim:
Mozart’s Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Major, K. 448

Ipek Eginlioglu, piano, and Justin Wolf, percussion:
León’s A La Par (for Piano and Percussion)

Ipenk Eginlioglu and Derin Oge:
Schubert’s “Lebenssturme” (Storm of Life), Op. 144 for Piano 4 Hands

Bae Kyu Kim, piano, Frederik Caku, piano, Tyler Anderson, percussion and Cesare Papetti, percussion:
Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

The pianists herald from Turkey, South Korea, Albania, Canada, Russia and the United States, making for a cultural as well as musically diverse experience.

Derin Oge was born in Turkey and began her piano studies at age nine, winning a Conservatory competition when she was 11. In 2004, she recorded Mozart’s mSonata in B flat major for the European Broadcast Union. She has studied in Salzburg, Austria and Groningen, Holland, among other places. She is a graduate of the MSGSU State Conservatory and received her master of music degree from Purchase in May.

Bae Kyu Kim received his bachelor’s degree from Chungang University in Seoul, South Korea. He also received degrees from Ecole Normal Musique de Paris and the Conservatory National Versailles in France. He has studied composition at Berlioz Conservatory and is now a student of Stephanie Brown at Purchase.

A native of Busan, South Korea, Mina Kim received her bachelor of arts degree in music from the Busan National University in 2000. As a concerto soloist she performed with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungary Savaria Symphony Orchestra, and the Shanghai Broadcast Symphony Orchestra. She received a full scholarship to the Purchase College Conservatory of Music graduate program, studying with Stephanie Brown and receiving both her master of music degree and an artists diploma. In 2004, in collaboration with the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, she performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As the winner of the prestigious Artists International competition, she made her New York City recital debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 22.

Frederik Caku was born in Durres, Albania, where he attended the Lyceum of Music. He continued his piano studies at the Conservatory of Milan where he received a bachelor’s degree in performance. He also won the Giulio Forziati Award as the best performing young artist of his graduating class. He is a second year master’s student at the Conservatory of Music studying with Stephanie Brown.

Jason Cutmore, a native of Edmonton, Canada, has performed solo recitals and collaborative concerts throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He made his Chicago recital debut in 2005 in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, which was broadcast live on radio and television. He has recorded de Falla’s Nights in the Garden of Spain with the Edmonton Youth Orchestra and collaborated with Robert Shannon and Haewon Song on recording the music of George Crumb for Bridge Records. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He is currently studying with Stephanie Brown at Purchase.

Daniel Teitler was born in Toronto, Canada and raised near Albany, N.Y., where he studied piano. He won first prize in the 2000 Parillo Piano Competition, and appeared as a soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra in 2003. He has attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Brevard and Bowdoin summer music festivals. He graduated from Purchase in May 2005, where he studied with Paul Ostrovsky, and has been performing and teaching piano in Taipei, Taiwan.

Gulnara Mirzakhodjayeva was born in Orel, Russia, where she began playing piano at age five. When she was eight, she won first prize in the National Competition of Uzbekistan for Young Pianists, and received an honorable mention at the Gettingen International Piano Competition of Chopin when she was nine.  At the age of 14, she placed fifth and was the recipient of the Best Chopin Performance Award at the International Piano Competition in Senigallia, Italy. A year later, she received a full scholarship to study at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division. She has received first prize at the Great Neck Piano Competition and has appeared on WQXR radio. She received her bachelor of music degree from Purchase in May, where she studied with Paul Ostrovsky.

Tyler Anderson is percussionist from Wyoming, Minn. A master’s student in the Conservatory of Music, he is studying with Dominic Donato and Thomas Kolor.  He earned his B.S. in broad area music from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.  He has performed ensemble and solo world premieres by composers such as Christian Wolff, Michael Torke, Stephen Paulus, John Luther Adams and J. Michael Roy.  He has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Croix Valley Orchestra, Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble, Bob Mintzer, and for several off-Broadway shows in the St. Croix Valley and Twin Cities area.  

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Ipek Eginlioglu started playing the piano when she was six and had her first recital when she was 11 at the Austrian Culture Institute. The same year she won second prize at the Bach Competition in Istanbul. In 2004, she recorded W.A. Mozart’s C minor Sonata K 330 for the European Broadcast Union. In 2005, she played E. Grieg’s A minor Concerto with the M.S.U. Conservatory Orchestra. At Purchase, she studied with Paul Ostrovsky and received her master of music degree in May.

Pianist Eun Young Lee was born in South Korea and grew up in Brazil. She is a second year master’s student at Purchase studying with Paul Ostrovsky. She received her bachelor of piano in 2000 at Faculdade Santa Marcelina in Brazil. She has received several awards including first prize and the award for Best Interpretation of Bach at the National Piano Competition in Botucatu;  first prize at the Latin American Competition Rosa Mística-Curitiba; second prize at the Concurso Artlivre; second prize at the National Competition “Cidade de Araçatuba”; and third prize at the National Piano Competition in Governador Valadares. She was also a winner of the “Semana Guiomar Novaes,” a piano competition.

Cesare Papetti, a native of Lake Grove (Long Island), N.Y., earned a B.S. in music education from Hofstra University in 2006, where he also won the Concerto Competition for Anders Koppel’s Toccata for Vibraphone, Marimba and Orchestra. Working in collaboration with Charles B. Griffin, he performed in and recorded the premiere of Kusanganisa (Mixing), for flute and two players on one marimba. He has played percussion for the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts Community Orchestra, West Islip Community Orchestra and SCMEA Day of Percussion.  In March, he will play percussion for the New York Camerata Orchestra. In addition to his studies, Mr. Papetti also operates a freelance recording business and plays drum set in the Criminal Bogies.  He is a graduate student at Purchase where he studies with Dominic Donato and Thomas Kolor. 

Justin Wolf holds a bachelor of music degree from William Paterson University and is in pursuit of his master of music degree at Purchase.  He has performed with the legendary New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, the Mad Coyote Group, and is also a founding member of Absolute Percussion Quartet.  He has premiered works by several composers, freelanced with orchestras in New York and New Jersey and performed at festivals, concerts and conventions in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.