Presented by
The Catholic University of America
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Piano Academic Area


2018-2019 Concert Season


Ward Recital Hall
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington DC 20064

Free street and on campus parking or 202-319-5861

All concerts are in Ward Recital Hall
Free admission, unless otherwise stated
For disability accommodations, please contact 202-319-5414 or email

Sunday, October 21, 3pm

Performed by faculty, students, and alums of the piano academic area: Marta Edler, Dr. Fancesca Hurst, Sadie Hoyt, Dr. JeongEun Kang, Dr. Katherine Lim, Dr. Anna Nizhegorodtseva, Dr. Ralitza Patcheva, Dr. Chloe Canton Rice, Mary Ann Shoemaker, Jackie Song, and Yang Yang
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Free Admission, Registration is Required
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Program: Non troppo presto (Music for the Dance No. I) (1938), Piano Sonata (1938), Music for the Dance No. II (1938), 7 Anniversaries (1988), 4 Anniversaries (1948), 4 Sabras (1950), 5 Anniversaries (1954), Touches (1981), 13 Anniversaries (1988)

Sunday October 28, 2018, 4pm

Dr. James Litzelman (CUA Faculty)
Franz Liszt - Rock Star and Cleric: A Lecture-Rexiral Featuring Music of Liszt
Program: Funérailles, Deux Légendes, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude 

Thursday, November 15, 2018, Pre-Concert Lecture: 7:30pm, Concert: 8pm

Co-presentation of the piano academic area, music history academic area, and the art department
Celebrating Debussy's Centenial
Performed by faculty, students, and alums of the piano academic area: Elisa Barile, Benjamin Batalla, Dominick D'Alessandro, Jiaru Dong, Marta Edler, Dr. Nikita Fitenko, Bo Gao, Garrett Harmon, Brendan Harper, Dr. Francesca Hurst, Dr. Ivo Kaltchev, Dr. James Litzelman, Alexandra LaMastra, Dr. Ralitza Patcheva, Catherine Rex, Mary Ann Shoemaker, EunJi Song, Jackie Song, Danila Tomassetti, and Mingke Zhu
Art Exhibit by students of the art department
Pre-Concert Lecture by Dr. Andrew Weaver

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8pm

Piano Duo "Amadeae": Sun-a Park and Esther Park (1st Prize Winners of the 2016 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition)
Beethoven - Sonata in D Major, Op. 10 No.3, Sonata in D Major, Op. 6 for One Piano, Four Hands
Chopin - Mazurkas, Op.17, Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 22
Mendelssohn - Andante & Allegro Brilliante, Op. 92
Barber - Souvenirs, Op.28

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8 pm

Zala Kravos (Slovenia, Luxemburg)


Mozart - Sonata N° 8 in A minor, KV 31
Chopin - Ballade N° 1 in G minor, Op. 23 and Ballade No 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Rachmaninov – Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 N° 9 in D major
Brahms - Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79 N° 1 and Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 N° 2
Liszt - Ballade N° 2 in B minor, S 171
Albena Petrovic Vratchanska - Twinkling Dream (world premiere)


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Prof. Yuri Didenko (Moscow Conservatory)
Program: works by Rachmaninov

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dr. Ralitza Patcheva (CUA Faculty)
Program: works by J.S.Bach, L. van Beethoven and R. Schumann

WIPS Performance Archive