Juanita Madland of Los Alamos will play a free piano concert featuring the music of Chopin, Mozart, Brahms, Ginastera and Schubert 5:30-6 p.m. Friday, July 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe.
Admission is a free and the concert is open to all. For more information call 505.982.8544, ext.16.
Madland has played piano since age three. She has a bachelor’s degree with honors in piano performance and music education. Her master’s degree is in piano performance with Belgian Laureate Evelyne Brancart.
Madland has played in Europe a dozen times, notably in the Peter Paul Rubens museum. She won first alternate in the International Piano Institute of Santa Fe competition, won the State’s concerto competition with Beethoven’s Emperor, and has played it with the Albuquerque Philharmonic, the Los Alamos Symphony and in LaCrosse, Wis. She has performed at St. John’s College, Guadalupe Performance Venue and several times at El Castillo.
She has taught since age 14,and was Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico 2002 Music Teacher of the Year. She taught at UNM-Los Alamos for 15 years while creating an international concert series which paid for a concert grand on campus. Madland is now working on the fifth annual UNM-LA Music Marathon for college scholarships.
Madland directed and performed in a United Service Organization (USO) Troupe in the Caribbean, won a Ted Mack contest for the Midwest, and performed in five Cliburn amateur competitions at their request.
Aug. 1, Madland will play in her fourth YouTube Cliburn contest. Vote at Cliburn.org.