Northwestern students perform at Kennedy Center in Washington

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

Four Northwestern students and an alumnus performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington on Tuesday in a showcase for the nation’s best college-aged musicians.

The students and alumnus performed as part of the Conservatory Project, a twice-yearly concert showcasing musicians from conservatories and music schools across the country.

Bienen Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery said the school is proud to be involved in the program.

“The Bienen School of Music is honored to participate in the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project for the 11th consecutive year,” Montgomery said. “It is gratifying to be included in this exciting series highlighting students from many of the nation’s leading music institutions.”

Only one of the performers was an undergraduate: cellist Brannon Cho, a Bienen sophomore.

Another is a master’s student, mezzo-soprano Kelsey Park, and two are doctoral candidates, violinist Lena Zeliszewska and pianist Jialiang Wu.

The alum, pianist Kuang-Hao Huang (Bienen ’05), accompanied Park, Zeliszewska and Cho’s performances.

Other performers included students from the Juilliard School, Rochester University’s Eastman School of Music and the Berklee College of Music.

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