We congratulate the winners of the 2016 competition. Here are their names and the works they will perform, all by L.V. Beethoven.
Two Rondos, op. 51
Polonaise in C Major, op. 89
Sonata in f minor, Op. 57
Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
The School of Music wishes to extend our immense gratitude to former Chancellor Irving Shain for his sponsorship of the annual Beethoven competition and Honors Concert. We also wish to thank Dan Lyons, who served as adjudicator for this event.
Please join us for a reception immediately following today’s concert in the Strelow Lounge.
About the Artists
Oxana Khramova began her musical career at the age of seven. A native of Russia, she holds her music degrees from the Nizhny Novgorod Music College in the studio of Elizaveta Liogonkaya, and from Glinka State Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod in the studios of Olga Lysova (piano performance), Leonid Shmukler (chamber music), and Svetlana Vinogradova (collaborative piano). During her studies, Oxana played many solo and chamber music recitals and was a prize winner at the Balakirev All-Russian Piano Competition in 1996.
In 2010, Oxana moved to the United States where she completed her master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Northern Iowa, in the studio of Dmitri Vorobiev. At UW-Madison, she is now pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy with Professors Christopher Taylor (performance) and Jessica Johnson (pedagogy). Oxana regularly appears in solo performances at the School of Music and other Madison venues.
Since elementary school, pianist Kyle Johnson has devoted most of his life to music. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he is now based in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is a doctoral degree candidate in piano performance at UW-Madison. He studies with Professor Christopher Taylor. Kyle’s experience includes concerts with the Boston New Music Initiative, the Longitude Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and many solo recitals in the Northeast, Midwest, and southern United States. He has been a fellow at the Brevard Music Festival (Brevard, N.C.), New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston, MA), and Pianofest in the Hamptons (East Hampton, N.Y.).
In summer 2016, Kyle will perform the music of Olivier Messiaen at the Aldeburgh Festival in England (directed by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard), and throughout the month of July, will study at the Chautauqua Festival in New York. As a pianist body double, his hands are featured in the movie Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman (score by Philip Glass, released March 2013). Recently, Kyle co-founded the Madison-based ensemble Sound Out Loud, an interactive contemporary music ensemble. Past teaching instruction has come from Robert Marler and Hugh Hinton, with extra support from Peter Serkin and Paul Schenly. For more information, please visit: www.kyledjohnson.weebly.com
A native of Hong Kong, Shuk Ki Wong is a first-year doctoral candidate in piano performance and pedagogy in UW-Madison under the tutelage of Professors Christopher Taylor and Jessica Johnson.
As the prizewinner of the HK-Asia Piano Open Competition and recipient of the Exhibition Award from Trinity College London, Shuk Ki has performed at various music venues such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall and Verbrugghen Hall in Australia. In 2014, Shuk Ki performed and premiered orchestral works by Barry Conyngham AM from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in the Asia-Pacific Music Summit held in Sydney, Australia.
Shuk Ki earned her bachelor’s degree and diploma of music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2013, she was granted the prestigious Molly McAulay Memorial Scholarship to fully support her graduate studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, under the tutelage of Mr. Clemens Leske.