UNLSO presents Student Soloist Night
calendar icon24 Feb 2021
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Symphony Orchestra presents Student Soloist Night, featuring winners of the 2020-21 Undergraduate Solo Competition on March 9 at 7:30 p.m., live from Kimball Recital Hall. No in-person audience.
Mee-Hwa Roche, viola, plays Gustav Holst’s Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra, and India Enter, cello, plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 421. The winner of the Graduate Solo Competition, Sanda Mašic, flute, will be featured on an upcoming UNLSO concert in Fall 2021.
Also on the program are the Fanfare for a Coming of Age by Arthur Bliss and the Symphony No. 103 (“Drumroll”) by Joseph Haydn. Tyler White, UNL Director of Orchestras, and graduate associate conductors Kate Mathews and Rebecca Nederhiser conduct.
The performance will be live webcast. Link: https://arts.unl.edu/music/webcast/symphony-orchestra-12
Mee-Hwa Roche is from Waterloo, Iowa. She started playing the viola at age 8 studying under Ute Brandenburg, later studying with University of Northern Iowa viola professor Julia Bullard. She played as principal violist in the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra and the Iowa All State Orchestra, as well as playing in the Verismo chamber music program’s scholarship quartet. Currently, Mee-Hwa is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance, studying with Clark Potter. She has continued to participate in chamber ensembles, including the Red Lotus Piano Quartet and the La Mar Trio, and currently plays in a string quintet. Mee-Hwa has also played with the UNL Philharmonia and the Trace Chamber Society and continues to play with the UNL Symphony Orchestra.
India Enter was raised in Owatonna, MN, where she attended public schools and began playing the cello at the age of nine with their beginner program. Soon after, she began studying privately with Dr. Betsy Anderson, then Dr. Joseph Rodgers at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Since beginning the cello, India has been involved in orchestral and cello studies outside of school and private lessons. She has participated in local Symphonies and String Orchestras, a couple including Minnesota Youth Symphonies and Canon Valley Youth Orchestra. India has also performed in masterclasses, attended courses, and had private lessons with prominent cellists such as Richard Aaron, Hans Jenson, Tom Rosenberg, Tanya Remenikova, and Paul Katz. She has also attended several intensive summer festivals some including Bravo!, International Cello Institute, and Saint Paul Chamber Music Institute. This summer, India attended the Cincinnati Young Artists’ Summer Cello Academy and Miami Classical Music Festival online, due to COVID-19. A favorite musical setting for India is in chamber ensembles. She has played in various small ensembles, whether that be through the Artaria Chamber Music School, University, or with close friends during break. This fall, India is attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her third year. She has been working towards a BM in Cello Performance, studying under cello professor, Dr. Karen Becker.