2017 Steinway Jr. Artist Winners’ Concert
Jack Naglick is 13 years old and in eighth grade at the Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Boys in Bloomfield Hills. Jack began playing the piano when he was five years old, and he is currently studying with Ms. Catherine Rollin. Jack is also the pianist in the Jazz Band at school, and he studies jazz repertoire with Mr. Irwin Krinsky. Among the highlights of Jack’s work as a pianist are placing second at the Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Concerto Competition and first in the prestigious Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League (MDML) Young Artist Competition in 2016. As a result of winning the MDML competition, Jack was featured at a solo Honors Recital. Another truly exciting moment in Jack’s young career was being selected as a winner of the Toledo Symphony League’s 2016 Young Artist Competition. In March 2017, Jack made his debut with a professional orchestra when he performed Robert Muczynski’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Jack also plays the oboe, and he enjoys composing music, reading, bird-watching and playing table tennis.
Program Pieces Include: Toccata in E minor BWV 914 by J.S. Bach; Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32, “Allegro moderato” by Franz Joseph Haydn; Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 by Frederic Chopin; Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79, No.2 by Johannes Brahms; Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms; and Etude in C minor, Op. 12, No. 10 “Revolutionary” by Frederic Chopin.
Isabelle Lian, 15 years old, is a 10th grader at Novi High School. She started piano at age 5 and currently studies with Professor Arthur Greene of University of Michigan. In 2016, Isabelle was awarded alternate at the MTNA Piano Competition, selected to compete in the Midwest International Piano Competition in June, and she was a finalist at the David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition in February. In 2015, she got 1st in the MMTA Concerto Competition, the Steinway Junior Artist Award, 4th in the International Young Artist Piano Competition (Washington, DC), Honorable Mentioned in the MTNA Piano Competition, and 1st in the Young Artist Competition of Rochester Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she won 1st in the Young Artist Competition of Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. She also won 2nd in the MMTA Concerto Competition and Honorable Mention in the MTNA Piano Competition.
Program Pieces Include: Embraceable You by Earl Wild and George Gershwin; Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55, No. 2 by Frederic Chopin; Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata,” 1st movement (Allegro assai) by Ludwig van Beethoven; and Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 12 by Franz Liszt.