Bienen graduate students chosen to perform at Kennedy Center

Marissa Page, City Editor

Four Bienen School of Music graduate students will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center later this month as part of a showcase for up-and-coming musical artists from colleges, universities and conservatories across the nation.

The selected students will perform on Feb. 16 at the Kennedy Center in Washington as part of the Conservatory Project, a semi-annual showcase of young artists throughout the nation.

Cellist Riana Anthony, pianist Dong-Wan Ha, soprano Madison Leonard and violinist Dmitri Pogorelov were chosen to perform. This is the 12th consecutive year that students from the Bienen School of Music will be featured in a concert in this series.

Bienen instructor Nolan Pearson will serve as the collaborative pianist for all students except Ha. Pearson regularly performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Dame Myra Hess concert series, as well as in venues throughout the world.

The Conservatory Project showcase will be available as a live-stream beginning at 5 p.m. the day of the performance.

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