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34th Annual Beethoven Piano Competition Winners’ Recital

This event is sponsored by former UW-Madison chancellor Irving Shain, who died on March 6, 2018 at the age of 92. Mr. Shain was a champion of the piano, and founded both the Shain Piano/Woodwind Duo Competition (concert March 4) and the Beethoven Piano Competition.

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Doctoral Recital: Amanda Lauricella, voice

Doctoral Voice Recital: The American Art Song.

Soprano Amanda Lauricella will collaborate with pianist Wade Troyer and flautist Nicole Carrion Vaughn to present an afternoon of the American art songs of Amy Beach, John Corigliano, Lee Hoiby, and Libby Larsen.

 Amanda recently began a doctoral program in voice performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with Professor Mimmi Fulmer. She received her master of music in voice performance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, while working as the graduate teaching assistant for the university’s voice department. In 2014, Amanda received her bachelor of music in music education from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Amanda has performed the role of Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance, as well as the doctor in the world premiere of The Scarlet Professor. She most recently performed the role of Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and the role of Fortuna in the University Opera’s production of L’incoronazione di Poppea last November. Amanda has also performed with the Berkshire Opera Chorus, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Washington Master Chorale.