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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Steven Banks

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Steven Banks
Website: http://steven-banks.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 9:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Hemmle Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Kenari Quartet Recital
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15
Brynn Elcock is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance under Edward Auer at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Two-time Gold Medalist and Grand Prize Winner at Cincinnati’s World Piano Competition, Ms. Elcock has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall four times. As First Place Winner of the 2011 American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) International Piano, Strings, and Wind Concerto Competition, she traveled to Russia to perform Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with conductor Pavel Gerstein and the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra. While in Russia, she performed in a master class with Yuri Slesarev, head of the piano department at the Moscow Conservatory.  She has also performed in masterclasses with Frederic Chiu, Jon Nakamatsu, Tamas Ungar, Angela Cheng, Malcolm Bilson, and Alexander Gavrulyuk. Upon graduating high school, Ms. Elcock was named one of six National Young Virtuosos by the National League of Performing Arts.
Ensemble Bio:

The Kenari Quartet achieves musical and artistic excellence while maintaining a strong connection with audiences of all backgrounds. Through creative programming and convincing stage presence, Kenari takes pride in consistently delivering engaging performances. By using the versatility of the saxophone, Kenari presents music from a wide range of genres. The members of the Kenari Quartet come from varied musical backgrounds, which allow the ensemble to have a unique voice that is well informed by all periods of classical music as well as jazz, soul, and other genres.

The Kenari Quartet formed in the fall of 2012 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where all four members studied with world-renowned saxophonist, Dr. Otis Murphy. Kenari has earned top prizes in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition, and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Rhapsody on Carmen Jun Nagao 15