01/02/2014 02:39 PM
BATON ROUGE – A pianist, tuba player, flutist and a cellist currently studying as undergraduate and graduate students were announced this week as winners of the LSU School of Music’s annual student concerto performance competition. Each of these students will be featured in concerts by the School of Music during the spring 2014 season and perform with LSU’s major ensembles.
First prize went to pianist Oscar Rossignoli, who played Ravel’s “Concerto in G.” He will perform at the May 2 concert of the LSU Symphony Orchestra and LSU A Cappella Choir at the Union Theater. Rossignoli is a senior majoring in piano performance in Professor Willis Delony’s studio.
Flutist and doctoral student Brian Dunbar-Kastella won second prize for his performance of the Nielsen Flute Concerto. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dunbar-Kastella’s major professor is Katherine Kemler
Two students shared third prize in the competition. Chiao-Hsuan Kang – who earned a master’s degree in music at the University of Cincinnati and is currently a first-year doctoral student of Professor Dennis Parker – performed Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto”; and Brent Gossett, a student in Professor Joseph Skillen’s studio who performed Vaughan Williams’ “Tuba Concerto.”
Dunbar-Kastella and Kang will perform with the LSU Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 25 at the Union Theater. Gosset, who earned his bachelor of music degree from Howard University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in music at LSU, will perform on March 26 at the Philharmonia concert in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall.
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Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014