BALTIMORE CHAPTER NEWS & UPDATES

BALTIMORE CHAPTER NEWS & UPDATES
From Dr. Nancy Roldán

GREETINGS!
It is my pleasure to share great news! Dr. Caroline Hong will be the festival director and
chair of the competition 2017. Dr. Hong is the president of the
Ohio Chapter of the American Liszt Society

THE COMPETITION 2017
Will be held at O.S.U.
Please direct all questions regarding the competition to Nancy Roldán’s attention.
Dr. Hong and Dr. Roldán will be collaborating on all aspects of the event 2017

RULES AND REGULATIONS
Please visit this site for specific information regarding 2017
Except for the Béla Bártok repertory, the basic rules from the
2015 competition are the same

NEW POSTAL ADDRESS
The new P.O. BOX address for the
American Liszt Society Baltimore Washington Chapter is
P.O.BOX 572
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

NEW BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENT
Join me to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Gammon, chapter treasurer

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

~ Duo Collaborative Artists winners 2013, Liza Stepanova and Laura Strickling have been
awarded a December internship in Vermont. They are the recipients of the Franz Liszt Award
2013

~ Cellist Lachezar Kostov – member of the Collaborative Artists winners 2011 duo with pianist
Viktor Valkov has joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Principal Assistant. He is
currently a Maryland resident. Kostov/Valkov are the recipients of the Franz Liszt Award 2011

~ Nancy Roldán & José Cueto travel to Italy to open the Alba Music Festival with an all
Piazzolla program on May 19. Their CD Piazzolla Here & Now has received rave reviews to
appear a in the Fanfare Magazine web-edition in May 2016. The CD may be obtained via
internet at http://www.hbdirect.com/album/3131487-piazzolla-here-now.html

~ On a sad note, I regret to report that our long time friend and duo partner, pianist Noel
Lester has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Dr. Lester provided performance opportunities
for competition winners, featuring Liszt-Garrison Collaborative Artists on his Chamber Music
Series at Hood College since 2006. If you wish to receive more information please visit his site at
www.gofundme/noellester

On May 1, 2016, José Cueto and Nancy Roldán presented a benefit in support of Dr. Lester’s
Health Fund at the home of Dr. Gammon.
Please visit us for upcoming benefit performances at our friends’ homes.