Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

Shai Wosner

Masterclass: Saturday, April 20, 2024 · 4:00pm


Piano Sonata in C Major Op 2 No. 3, Ludwig van Beethoven
I. Allegro con brio

Vivian Spencer is seventeen years old, attends Weston High School and studies with Eric Tran. After high school Vivian hopes to pursue a piano performance major. Current hobbies include volleyball, painting, and dabbling in new instruments.

The Cat and Mouse, Aaron Copland

Mei Dryer, a freshman at Madison West High School, is 14 and studied with Carol Ricker for 5 years, and Eric Tran for the past year. Mei’s goal is to enjoy learning music to its fullest potential. Mei uses music as a means to easily communicate what is in her soul.

Piano Sonata No. 2 in d Minor, op 14, Sergei Prokofiev
I. Allegro, ma non troppo- Più mosso- Tempo primo
II. Scherzo. Allegro marcato

Daria Tennikova, composer, pianist and educator received a collaborative piano and pedagogy degree from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, BM in Composition from UW-Madison with a minor in German Studies, MM in Composition from Rice University and is now back at Mead Witter School of Music in Madison, pursuing her DMA in composition under the mentorship of Laura Schwendinger, with minor in piano performance in the studio of Christopher Taylor. Daria enjoys performing the music of Mozart, Chopin, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. In her compositions Daria has taken much inspiration from Prokofiev, Scriabin and Shostakovich. In addition to her full time studies Daria is an avid educator and has many young pupils and adult students in both piano and composition in Madison area and online. With her recent TA appointment in music theory at UW-Madison, Daria teaches Aural Skills and Ear Training labs to sophomore students.

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