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Young Artists Concert Series

Sponsored with the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation, this series presents the prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition.

Admission to each concert is free and open to the public. Enter at the Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House (One East 65th Street). Concerts are held on the following Sunday afternoons at 3 PM in Greenwald Hall:

OCTOBER 13, 2013

MICHAEL BROWN is a native New Yorker. He began his piano studies at age 6 with Herbert Rothgarber and then Adam Kent. He earned dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and composition from the Juilliard School, where he studied with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald and composers Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser.

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DECEMBER 15, 2013

MACKENZIE MELEMED (born 1995 in Newton, Mass.) began playing the piano at the age of 4 and started classical training at 10. Since 2000, he has performed more than 600 concerts for the elderly, for charitable organizations and at local schools, encouraging students to share their talents within their communities. Mackenzie won grand prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition only a year after beginning classical training, resulting in a performance at Weill Recital Hall in 2006.

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JANUARY 19, 2014

HANNAH SUN has completed her Master of Music program at the Juilliard School with Seymour Lipkin and Jerome Lowenthal; she received her bachelor’s degree in 2011. She began studying the piano at the age of 2 in her native China with her mother, concert pianist Qi Melody He. Hannah since has studied with Nehama Patkin, Stephen McIntyre and Geoffrey Tozer in Australia, and Phillip Kawin, Constance Keene and Miyoko Lotto at the Manhattan School of Music pre-college division in New York.

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MARCH 16, 2014

MATTHEW GRAYBIL began his piano studies at age 6 and presented his first recital the following year. He was a pupil of Harvey Wedeen for six years, and in 2009, he received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. In 2011, he completed the master’s program at Juilliard, where he continued to work with Mr. Lowenthal as well as Matti Raekallio.

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