I Love Music Majors

May 15

Peter Eom is a cellist from Arizona. He made his solo debut at the age of ten. He was a finalist in the YoungArts program in 2013. He now attends Harvard University studying music, physics, and creative writing. 

Peter is the founder of Melodic Minors, an outreach organization that plays benefit concerts in Arizona. Promoting everything from building of a cancer research center to helping a local family in need, Melodic Minors brings happiness to Haiti earthquake victims and nursing homes alike.

Apr 30

Andrea Jarrett is a violinist who completed her undergraduate work at the Juilliard School. She is now a graduate student at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. 

During her summers she has attended Taos School of Music, Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival, Astona International Summer Music Academy, Aspen Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Interlochen Arts Camp.

Andrea was a member of the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009.

She recently performed with cellist Peter Eom at the opening concert of Yellow Lounge Miami, a concert series which began in Europe and is designed to promote classical music in younger generations. They gave the world premiere of Pittsburgh-native composer Tommy Dougherty’s duo for violin and cello, entitled “A Little Night Club Music.” As their website says, “Yellow Lounge fuses the greatest international performers with cutting-edge DJ and VJ sets in urban spaces.”

Apr 29

Nathan Chan is a cellist from San Francisco! He is currently studying Economics at Columbia University and Cello at Juilliard in their joint program. 

Watch him play The Swan when he was 11 years old in an HBO documentary called “The Music in Me” 

Here is his YouTube channel.

Can he please serenade me with his cello?!?!

Apr 28

Alex Beyer (b. 1994) is a “sensation” with “formidable technique” who plays the piano. He attended Juilliard Pre-College and is now pursuing dual-degrees at New England Conservatory and Harvard University. He was a finalist in the YoungArts program in 2012 and was then selected as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Find him on Youtube playing Rachmaninoff and all 24 Chopin Preludes. He is one fine pianist.

Apr 27

Conrad Tao (b. 1994) is such a cutie. He is a composer, violinist, and pianist. He tours and performs around the US and abroad to perform while also attending the Columbia-Juilliard joint program. 

Tao has long studied piano with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Choong Mo Kang at Juilliard and composition with Christopher Theofanidis of Yale University, and for five years he studied violin with Catherine Cho at Juilliard’s Pre-College Division. He also studied for six summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School from 2004 to 2009, mostly playing violin, and although “he has moved his focus away from violin, Tao considers his [summers] as a member of the [Aspen] violin section critical to his success as a piano soloist. … ‘I’ve gained an understanding of the dynamic between orchestra and soloist’.”

You can listen to him on his solo piano album, The Juilliard Sessions: Conrad Tao Plays Debussy and Stravinsky, and a synthpop album, Eyelids.

Can I play one of your pieces? or maybe we can play a duet?