Graduate Student Recital: Ariella Mak-Neiman, Piano

Event Date: 

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Date Details: 

YouTube Premiere link

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
Ariella Mak Neiman
Photo by Anastasia Chernyavsky
Graduate pianist Ariella Mak-Neiman will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 6 pm PDT as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata in d minor, BWV 964; Joseph Haydn's Sonata in A Major, Hob. XVI:30; Frédéric Chopin's Polonaise in f-sharp minor, Op. 44; and Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 84. Mak-Neiman is a student of Professor Paul Berkowitz.
YouTube Premiere link:


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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in d minor, BWV 964
     Fuga: Allegro
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Sonata in A Major, Hob. XVI:30 
     Tempo di Menuet
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) 
Polonaise in f-sharp minor, Op. 44
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 84
     Andante dolce
     Andante sognando

About the Artist

Pianist Ariella Mak-Neiman has engaged audiences throughout North America with her elegant and imaginative performances, fusing multifaceted interpretations with thoughtful and dynamic programming. Recent appearances include features at the WFMT Chicago Bach Festival, PianoFest at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and the "Mozart Binacional" series at the Mainly Mozart Festival. Since making her orchestral debut with the Spokane Symphony as gold medalist of the Greater Spokane Music and Allied Arts Festival, Mak-Neiman has been awarded prizes, scholarships, and fellowships sponsored by, among others, the American Musicological Society, Yale University, University of California, Indiana University, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Summit Music Festival, and the Music Teachers National Association. In 2016, she was awarded a Chancellor's Fellowship by the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has since advanced to candidacy for the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance under the guidance of Professor Paul Berkowitz.
Ariella Mak-Neiman (photo by Anastasia Chernyavsky)