Paige, Kirsten

During the 2010-2011 academic year, fourth-year music major Kirsten Paige will be a Collegiate Fellow at the University of Chicago’s International House and will perform Giovanni Bottesini’s “Passione Amorosa” for Double Bass and Violin with Chicago mathematics graduate student Emily Norton as second-place winners of the 2010 University of Chicago Concerto Competition. This past summer, Kirsten won a full scholarship to participate in the Aldeburgh Festival’s Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and perform works of George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen, and Benjamin Britten under the direction of Oliver Knussen. This past winter, Kirsten also took part in the World Orchestra’s tour of China, visiting ten cities in China and performing over a dozen concerts, including one for the Prime Minister of China, Wen Jiabao, in Guangzhou. This year at Chicago, Kirsten will be working on her BA thesis as the advisee of Professor Philip Gossett.

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