Concerto Showcase XI presented by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Roussel Hall, Loyola University
Timothy Muffit, conductor
Elia Cecino – Gold
Born in 2001, Elia Cecino began his studies at age 9 with Maddalena De Facci, and graduated at age 17 Summa cum Laude from Cesena Conservatory. He studied with Andrzej Jasinski, and he is now specializing with Boris Berman, Eliso Virsaladze and Roberto Plano. In 2021 Elia was first prize winner of the James Mottram Competition in Manchester and the Ricard Viñes in Lleida. He was awarded also at the Ciudad de Ferrol, Pozzoli in Seregno, Schumann in Düsseldorf. Most recently in 2022,he was named a semifinalist at the Dublin Competition, and won the Gold Medal of the 28thNew Orleans International Piano Competition. He recorded two CDs and some of his recitals and interviews have been broadcast on ClassicFM,RaiRadio3, Radio Popol are, RaiFVG. He participated in the TV show “Prodigi” for Unicef. He performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Simfònica del Vallès, Sinfónica de Galicia, Düsseldorf Symphony, Sichuan Philharmonic, Bacau Philharmonic, FVG Orchestra. He regularly performs as soloist and chamber musician in halls such as the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, Laeiszhalle Kleiner Saal in Hamburg.www.eliacecino.it
Tatiana Dorokhova – Silver
Tatiana Dorokhova was born in 1991 in Volgograd, Russia to a family of musicians. She started playing the piano at the age of six and went on to graduate from the Central Music School in Moscow and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of Prof. Alexander Mndoyants) in 2016. She has also participated in master classes of outstanding musicians, including Dmitry Bashkirov, Paul Badura-Skoda, Dina Yoffe, Leon Fleischer and others.
Even during her formative years, despite her young age, her performances were repeatedly noted by distinguished musicians to be full of maturity and invariably left a deep mark in the hearts of listeners.
Tatiana is a laureate of many International music competitions, including: the International Piano Competition of the City of Jaen (2011, 2nd Prize and prize for the best performance of a compulsory work), the Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition (2017, 3rd Prize). Most recently, Tatiana was awarded the Silver Medal in the 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition.
Tatiana took part in the recording of the Anthology of Russian and Soviet Piano Music CD series released by the “Melodiya” record company. She has performed in the halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the St. Petersburg, Moscow and Berlin Philharmonic, and the Cortot Hall in Paris.
Seho Young – Bronze
Korean-Japanese-American pianist and composer Seho Young is a rapidly emerging international artist, with performance engagements in the US, Japan, Italy, Poland, and Switzerland. In April2022 he gave a recital tour of the Netherlands, giving recitals in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, among other locations. Seho recently won first prize and the chamber music award at the 2022 Charles Wadsworth Competition, the bronze medal in the28thNew Orleans International Piano Competition, and was a semi-finalist at the 2021Clara Haskil Competition. His past mentors include Boris Berman, Francine Kay, Yoheved Kaplinsky and WhaKyung Byun. Seho has received degrees from Princeton University and YaleSchool of Music, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at Northwestern Bienen School of Music, studying with James Giles. Outside of music, he enjoys playing chess, watching American football, and drinking coffee, and is a nationally competitive ultimate frisbee player.