Keyboard Studies News from the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Pianist Grace Xia Zhao Featured in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

June 28, 2013

USC Thornton alumna Grace Xia Zhao, who moved to the U.S. from China to attend Thornton, serves as the University of La Verne’s pianist-in-residence, director of keyboard studies, and piano professor. learn more


Kevin Fitz-Gerald Reviewed by the Daily News

April 30, 2013

Piano faculty Kevin Fitz-Gerald’s performance at the Peninsula Symphony concert was considered the “high point” in the Daily News‘ review of the concert. Read the article.


Grace Xia Zhao Profiled by the Daily Bulletin

March 30, 2013

Alumna Grace Xia Zhao was profiled by the Daily Bulletin on what led her to become an award-winning master concert pianist. Read the article.


Steven Vanhauwaert Profiled by Easy Reader News

March 25, 2013

Easy Reader News featured Thornton alumnus Steven Vanhauwaert in a profile, highlighting the pianist’s influences. Read the article.


Norman Krieger Performance Covered by Radio Formula

March 16, 2013

Piano faculty Norman Krieger performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at a concert in Jalisco. Read the article.


Daniel Pollack Reflects on His Experiences with Van Cliburn

March 4, 2013

Van Cliburn was a Juilliard classmate of keyboard studies faculty Daniel Pollack. Pollack was also a finalist with Cliburn at the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. Read the article.


Norman Krieger Highlighted in Evansville Courier & Press Article

February 13, 2013

Evansville Courier & Press featured piano faculty Norman Krieger, who spoke on some of his comedic experiences onstage. Read the article.


Norman Krieger Performance Highlighted by the Ventura County Star

February 1, 2013

The Ventura County Star highlighted piano faculty Norman Krieger’s performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F major in their recap of the New West Symphony’s performance at the Oxnard Performance Arts Center. Read the article.


Aron Kallay’s “Cage100” Performance Makes Top Ten List

December 19, 2012

Piano faculty Aron Kallay’s performance at Jacaranda’s “Cage100″ festival was named one of the 10 best classical concerts of 2012 by the Los Angeles Times. Kallay played in the world premiere of Cage’s 10,000 Things. Read the article.


Norman Krieger’s Concert Previewed by the Albuquerque Journal

November 11, 2012

The Albuquerque Journal previewed piano faculty Norman Krieger’s New Mexico concert, where he performed works by Beethoven, Lazarof, Mozart, and Chopin. Read the article.


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