Los Alamos Piano Students Perform At UNM-LA Sunday

Performers Yunseo Kim and Julia Chen. Courtesy photo
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two planned Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26. 
The campus Student Services Building is accessible either by stairs on the Diamond Drive entrance, or is easily wheelchair accessible by parking in the parking lot behind the building. The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
Students from the age of 6 through 14 will be presenting a program that is a vibrant mix or musical styles spanning all musical style periods from Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and the Modern era. LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations in both fall and spring terms for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.
Students performing include six recent award-winning students: Yunseo Kim, age 12, was First Place Winner of both the recent Santa Fe Sonata Contest and the State Honors Competition in Albuquerque; Julia Chen, age 13, was Second Place in the SF Sonata Contest and also took First Place honors in the Dennis Alexander Competition in Albuquerque; Daniel Kim, age 11, was awarded Second Place in the Sonata Contest; and Lilia Vitev, age 7; Benjamin Guo, age 6; and Ming-Yuan Lo, age 12 won First, Second, and Third place respectively in their levels at the recent Sonata Contest.
Other students performing in the Musicale are:
  • Sonya Akhadov, age 12, with Busy Mill, Op. 117, No. 3 of Gurlitt;
  • Clara Colgan, age 7, with Quadrille by Haydn;
  • Jadon Harden, age 13, performing Dance of the Gnomes by Kevin Costley;
  • Megan Harden, age 11, performing a Dance of Gurlitt and a Menuet of Leopold Mozart;
  • John Kang, age 8, performing two works by Kabalevsky;
  • Betty Kang, age 11, performing The Little White Donkey by Ibert;
  • Irina Maiorov, age 8, two works by composers Isador Phillipe and Nancy Faber;
  • Injie Mourad, age 14, performing The Cuckoo by Daquin;
  • Yeonwoo Park, age 8, performing Clementi’s Sonatina in F, Op. 36, No. 4;
  • Tate Plohr, age 8, performing Power Walk by Robert Vandall;
  • Anna Simakov, age 7, performing Beethoven’s Sonatina in G;
  • Evan Strohmeyer, age 9, performing An American Tapestry by Timothy Brown;
  • Annie Xie, age 9, performing Arietta in G by Dennis Alexander;
  • Emily Xu, age 8, performing Dreaming in Watercolors and Sea Otter Splash by Carol Klose; and
  • Lucas Yeager, age 11, performing Five Can Play by O’Hearn.
LAMTA is the local affiliate of the State (PMTNM) and National (MTNA) professional music organizations for independent music teachers and college music faculty. All performers in Musicales are students of teachers who are professional members of all three organizations. Students for this recital represent teachers Dr. Aejin Chang, Wendy Ge, Ellen Scudder, Janna Warren, and Dr. Madeline Williamson.
Although the program is Free to the public, all donations are gladly accepted at the Reception which follows in the Lobby. All donations go to support ongoing enrichment activities conducted on behalf of students by the LAMTA. LAMTA is a non-profit 501-(c- 3) organization with the mission of furthering the art of music teaching and programs that encourage and support music study and appreciation for students and their community.
For any further information about the program, call 505.685.0076 with a message.