Summer 2020 Semester Recital

August 29, 2020    2:00PM

Aika Ishizawa

Violin

Caitlin Wick, Instructor

Performing:

Long, Long Ago

Allegro

Aika Grbic Ishizawa is 8 years old and has been playing violin with Caitlin since September 2018. Her favorite piece (so far) is Allegro, because it makes her happy.

Thomas Whitson

Voice

Elizebeth Barnes, Instructor

Performing:

Maria - West Side Story

Born and raised overseas in Tokyo, Japan; Thomas grew up singing in choirs and musicals for most of his schooling. After a decade of not singing Thomas decided to take lessons. This has not only helped him rediscover his passion and improve his skills but also help him get through this pandemic with a positive mindset! :)

Maria Getahun

Piano

Thomas Morris, Instructor

Performing:

J.s. Bach Part First Preludio I

Studying classical voice and M4Arts for almost 5 years!

Lisa Niemeier

Piano

Thomas Pandolfi, Instructor

Performing:

Rachmaninoff Prelude Opus 23 No. 4 in D Major

Bach Prelude No 5 & Fugue in D Major WTC I

Lisa Niemeier is a piano performance major at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She also holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance. After a 30-year career in finance, Lisa has embarked on fulfilling her life's dream of a performance and conducting career.

Omar Mozumder

Violin

Caitlin Wick, Instructor

Performing:

Allegro from Suzuki Violin Book

Long, Long Ago Suzuki Violin Book

1st year, 2nd semester violin student

Julianna Nagy

Violin

Caitlin Wick, Instructor

Performing:

French Folk Song

May Song

Julianna hails from New England but has called DC home for the last 14 years. She lives in the Dupont Circle neighborhood with her cats, Seamus and Winnie. Julianna works at an international non-profit and loves yoga, baking, hiking, and nerding out on classical music.

Sarah Hocutt

Piano

Radina Dosseva, Instructor

Performing:

Suite Bergamasque - Movement II (Minuet) - Claude Debussy

Please use previous bio!

Gabriel Lasensky

Cello

Emma Johnson, Instructor

Performing:

Gavotte

Gabriel is entering grade 4 at the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School. He has been studying cello since age 5. In addition, he plays electric bass and participates in a rock band at his school.

Yihan Wang

Piano

Thomas Pandolfi, Instructor

Performing:

Beauty and the Beast

Already have it

Lanae Holbrook

Voice

Thomas Morris, Instructor

Performing:

Somewhere (West Side Story)

Lanae Holbrook enjoys taking voice lessons at M4 arts and is investigating the neurological, emotional and cognitive benefits of singing. She lives in Washington DC with her daughter and service dog Teddy.

Lorena Roque

Violin

Cailtin Wick, Instructor

Performing:

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Oh Come Little Children

Lorena is an economist at a D.C. think tank and has played piano in the past. However, she has always been drawn to the violin and has only started playing this year.

Ivan Rebustini

Cello

Emma Johnson, Instructor

Performing:

Sonata in C Major, Breval (First Movement)

I have taken cello classes for the last six semesters since 2018 at M4Arts with Emma Hays Johnson.

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