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MM Piano Student Matthew Siegel Chosen for Prestigious Bowdoin International Music Festival

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Conservatory MM piano student Matthew Siegel, who studies with Robert Weirich, has been invited to attend the prestigious Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, ME, June 22–August 3, 2013.

Kansas City native Siegel recently competed as a finalist in the 2013 Concerto/Aria competition in addition to accompanying one of the winners. Accomplishments from the past semester include performances in Helzberg Hall on back-to-back weekends (once as a collaborator, once as a soloist), Missouri Alternate in the MTNA Young Artists Piano Competition, and a number of successful collaborations with talented Conservatory musicians. Siegel also teaches in the Community Music and Dance Academy, collaborates with inner-city youth through the Musical Bridges program, and serves as historian/chaplain of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon.

Matthew will study with Peabody's Yong Hi Moon and Boris Slutsky.

Each summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival brings renowned artist instructors, performers, soloists, and gifted pre-professional classical musicians from around the world to  Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME for six weeks of intensive chamber music study, collaboration, and performance. Musicians from the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago, Houston, and Dallas Symphonies, and the Ying and Shanghai Quartets, as well as major conservatories like Juilliard, Eastman, Indiana, Peabody, Shanghai, and London’s Royal College collaborate with our summer study participants and present more than 100 concerts and public educational events each season.

Congratulations, Matthew!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu