Student Recitals

Please note that all student recital dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please check our website several days prior to the event to confirm the date, time, and location.
 
All virtual recitals will be streamed via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel as YouTube Premieres at their respective date and time (see below).

Spring 2021 (all virtual events)

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Ariella Mak-Neiman will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts lecture recital, titled "Haydn Revisited," as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Invoking the seminal treatise Der vollkommene Capellmeister (1739) of contemporary theorist Johann Mattheson, Mak-Neiman will argue in "Haydn Revisited" for a recontextualization of Haydn in light of the traditions from which he emerged. The lecture will explore the atavistic elements of Haydn’s aesthetic priorities, compositional devices, and interpretive expectations in the context of his intriguing Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI:18 (1766-67). Mak-Neiman is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate from the studio of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Lucía Álvarez Núñez will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann. Álvarez Núñez is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Alvise Pascucci will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Robert Schumann. Alvise Pascucci is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Chika Nobumori will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, and Franz Schubert. Nobumori is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Sunday, May 2, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate violinist Youjin Jung will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (UC Santa Barbara faculty member) as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, and César Franck. Jung is a student of UC Santa Barbara Lecturer Ertan Torgul.
 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 4 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate vocalist Naomi Merer (soprano) will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts lecture recital, titled "Get thee to an asylum: reflecting on the evolution of mental illness and its portrayal in Thomas’s operatic mad scene," with pianist Mandee Madrid Sikich as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Merer will perform excerpts from Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia by Jake Heggie and Hamlet by Charles Ambroise Thomas. Merer is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate.
 
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianists Lucía Álvarez Núñez and Alvise Pascucci will present a joint Doctor of Musical Arts recital as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Sonata in C Major, K. 521; Robert Schumann's 12 vierhändige Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85; and a reduction for piano duet of the complete ballet score of Igor Stravinsky's Petrouchka (1911, rev. 1947). Núñez and Pascucci are both students of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Saturday,  May 15, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Pinshu Yu will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital with violinist Gulia Gurevich as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms. Yu is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate violinist Gulia Gurevich will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts recital with pianist Pinshu Yu as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano and Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526; Michiru Oshima's Memories; and Johannes Brahms' Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, No. 1, Op. 78. Gurevich is a student of UC Santa Barbara Lecturer Ertan Torgul.
 
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Undergraduate violinist Noelle Barr will present a virtual Bachelor of Arts recital with pianist Erik Lawrence as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Barr is a student of UC Santa Barbara Lecturer Ertan Torgul.
 
Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 3 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate violinist Shirley Shang will present a virtual Master of Music recital with pianist Dr. Ya-Ting Liou as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; Gabriel Fauré's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13; and Camille Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor. Shang is a student of UC Santa Barbara Lecturer Ertan Torgul.
 
Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Undergraduate low brass student Olivia Nava will present a virtual senior Bachelor of Music recital, titled "Among Flowers," with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (UC Santa Barbara faculty member) as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include excerpts from David W. Brubeck's Stereograms, Alexander Lebedev's Concerto in One Movement for Tuba and Piano, Halsey Stevens' Sonatina for Tuba and Piano, and Thom Ritter Georg's Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. Nava is a student of UC Santa Barbara Recall Continuing Lecturer William Booth.
 
Saturday, May 29, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Undergraduate vocalist Megan Ashley (soprano) will present a virtual senior Bachelor of Music recital with pianist Zhongxi Lin as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Ernest Chausson, Clara Schumann, and Henry Purcell (realized by Benjamin Britten). Ashley is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Benjamin Brecher.
 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 4 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Undergraduate composer William Stout will present a senior Bachelor of Music recital with pianist William Geiler as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include original compositions by Stout, including Bachelor JamVignette, Three Short Pieces for Solo Piano, ExcursionsEye of the Storm, Two Etudes for Electric Bass, Tribulation, and Sol/Luna. Stout is a student of UC Santa Barbara Lecturer Dr. Andrew Tholl.