JONATHAN BORJA flute
LINDSAY GARRITSON piano
In this composition seminar, Jonathan Borja and Lindsay Garritson will discuss their practices with programming new music in their careers. Specifically with the program they are presenting, they will discuss ensemble issues, programming, and rehearsal practices.
Jonathan Borja, flute
Jonathan Borja holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in flute performance, a Master of Music in musicology from the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Borja earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Principia College. Before coming to the United States, Jonathan studied at the National Conservatory of Music in his native Mexico City. His teachers and mentors include Marie Jureit-Beamish, Mary Posses, María Esther García, William Everett, and Andrew Granade.
Dr. Borja has performed throughout the United States and Mexico and has appeared in festivals devoted to the music of J.S. Bach, George Crumb, Gustav Mahler, Olivier Messiaen, and Elliott Carter. He has performed at Steinway Hall, Helzberg Hall, Powell Symphony Hall, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. His continued advocacy for the music of our time has lead him to collaborate with some of today’s finest composers, including Chen Yi and Zhou Long, George Crumb, Yehudi Wyner, Libby Larsen, Narong Prangcharoen, and Chester Biscardi, among others.
Lindsay Garritson, piano
Pianist Lindsay Garritson has performed throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She has appeared as soloist with the Phoenix Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas), Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica Barra Mansa (Brazil), the Yale Philharmonic Orchestra, and the European Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
An award-winning performer, Lindsay has received top prizes at the 2013 USASU Bosendorfer International Piano Competition, 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition, the 2011 Yale Woolsey Concerto Competition, the 2010 Mozarteum International Chopin Competition (Salzburg), the Fite Family Competition, the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society, the Sarasota Artist Series Competition, the Connecticut Music Teachers Young Artist Competition, and the Music Teacher National Association's Young Artist's Competition. She was invited as one of thirty participants internationally to compete in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and in March of 2014, she was invited to compete as one of six finalists worldwide for the 2014 German Piano Award, held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Also an active participant at music festivals and courses worldwide, Lindsay has attended Music@Menlo’s International Program, The Steans Institute (Ravinia Festival), Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar in England, Aspen Music Festival, International Holland Music Sessions, Orford Arts Center, (Canada), International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes College, International Institute for Young Musicians, Innsbrook Music Festival and School, Amalfi Coast Music Festival (Italy), Prague International Master classes, Nancy Music Festival (France), the Igualada Master classes (Spain), Mozarteum International Master Classes (Austria), and Obidos International Piano Master classes (Portugal). An avid chamber musician, Lindsay has performed with Ani Kavafian, Carter Brey, and Ettore Causa, among many others.
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• Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.