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
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.
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.
Easy Reader News featured Thornton alumnus Steven Vanhauwaert in a profile, highlighting the pianist’s influences. Read the article.
Piano faculty Norman Krieger performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at a concert in Jalisco. Read the article.
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.
Evansville Courier & Press featured piano faculty Norman Krieger, who spoke on some of his comedic experiences onstage. Read the article.
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.
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.
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.