MEET THE JURY MEMBERS
Described as “impressive and expressive” (Fanfare Magazine) and “superb...[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch” (American Record Guide), Hannah Creviston is Clinical Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy, Director of the Music Prep Program, Keyboard Area Coordinator and Coordinator of Class Piano at Arizona State University. She received her B.Mus. in Piano Performance and Music Education with a Piano Pedagogy concentration from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, studying with Eugenia Tsarov. A researcher and presenter on the effects of music on children with autism, she holds an M.M. in Piano Performance and an M.MuED in Early Childhood/Elementary Music Education from the University of South Carolina where she studied piano with Dr. Scott Price and music education with Dr. Wendy Valerio. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU in Fall 2012, Creviston was on the faculty at the Crane School of Music.
An avid performer of contemporary music, Creviston has premiered numerous compositions, including works by Whitney Ashe, Cameron Britt, David Heinick, Katherine Hoover, Carter Pann, John Fitz Rogers, Timothy Sullivan, Brian Vlasak, Gregory Wanamaker and Mark Lanz Weiser. Most notably, in 2007, she premiered Stacy Garrop’s Pieces of Sanity at Carnegie Hall with saxophonist Christopher Creviston.
As an accompanist, she has performed in festivals and competitions throughout the United States and abroad, including the World Saxophone Congress, International Viola Congress, Music Teachers National Association Solo Competition, North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial Conferences, NASA Solo Competition, Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, Great Plains Saxophone Workshop, Potsdam Single Reed Summit, Penn State Single Reed Summit, Crane Saxophone Chamber Music Festival, Cortona Saxophone Sessions and the Southeastern Piano Festival. She has collaborated with various artists, including Elizabeth Buck, Joe Burgstaller, Christopher Creviston, Geoffrey Deibel, Anthony Kniffen, Joe Lulloff, Jeffrey Loeffert, Timothy McAllister, Jonathan Nichol, Stephen Page, David Pittman-Jennings, David Stambler, Peter Steiner, Deanna Swoboda, James Umble, Robert Young and members of the United States Military Bands.
Frequent workshop topics include Music Learning Theory, teaching music to children with special needs, the importance of movement in teaching rhythm and piano music by composers killed in the Holocaust. She has presented at numerous conferences, including the World Piano Conference, Music Teachers National Association Conferences, Texas Music Teachers Association Conference and the Arizona State Music Teachers Association Conferences, to name a few. Her articles and compositions appear in Piano Pedagogy Forum, Clavier Companion, Music Play II, ECMMA’s Perspectives and others.
She performs regularly in a duo with her husband, saxophonist Christopher Creviston. Together, they have recorded Phoenix Rising on the Blue Griffin label, Snell Sessions and Columbia Sessions, both on the Albany Records label, and Sunday Afternoon and Breaking, available through CD Baby. Their recordings have been described as “engrossing” (Fanfare Magazine), “highly imaginative and expressive” (composer Denis Bédard), “a good blend of the standard and the new” (American Record Guide), and “sensitive, transparent, powerful music making that causes one to hold their breath often” (Donald Sinta).
At his debut recital, the New York Times called David Northington “an immensely gifted musician…who combines the technical mastery of a virtuoso with the musical sensitivity of a poet.” Such critical accolades have followed Northington throughout the world in concerts and concerto engagements. His tours have included the United States, eastern and western Europe, Canada, China, and Russia. David Northington’s masterful pianism has won him first prizes in the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the East/West Artists Competition, the American Music Scholarship Association’s International Competition, the unanimous Judges Prize at the Fourth Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and selection to the Artistic Ambassador Program sponsored by the United States Information Agency. As an Artistic Ambassador for the United States, Northington has toured extensively in France, Spain and Portugal. In addition to broadcasts throughout Europe on the Voice of America, he has filmed recitals for telecast on French National Television. The national honor society Phi Kappa Phi selected Northington for its 2010 triennial National Artist Award in recognition of his professional artistic accomplishments. Since receiving degrees at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Yale University School of Music, David Northington has taught on the faculties of several universities. Amongst his teachers are the legendary Byron Janis, Richard Goode, Claude Frank, Raymond Dudley, and John Bigg. Presently he is the Powell Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Piano at the University of Tennessee School of Music, and has been on the artist faculty of the Interharmony International Music Festival in Germany and Italy in the summers.
In the summer of 2016 Northington founded the East/West International Piano Festival (www.ewpianofest.com), which was held at Shandong University in Weihai, China in July. In the summer of 2017 the Festival was held in Hangzhou, China at the Liangzhu International Arts Academy. The 2018 Festival was held in China’s ‘Piano City’, Shenzhen. In 2019 the East/West International Piano Festival was held in Seoul, South Korea on the campus of Myongji University, where it will be held in 2020. As Founder/Artistic Director of the Festival, Northington selects a maximum of forty outstanding young pianists to attend the Festival annually. He has given master classes and lectures as well in the major music conservatories and universities in over ten countries worldwide. Dr. Northington has also been the featured guest artist at several state Music Teachers National Association conventions, most recently in Georgia and North Carolina. During the past few years, he has performed two-week residencies, recitals and master classes at Shandong University in Weihai, China, the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China, Shenyang Conservatory in Shenyang, China, and the Central Conservatory Middle School in Beijing, China. Dr. Northington has also been given the Artist of the Year Award by the Tennessee Arts Commission, as well as numerous Outstanding Teacher Awards from the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, where he joins the faculty for one week each year. Mr. Northington has compact disc recordings on the Centaur label of the Chopin Waltzes (CRC2791) and the complete piano works of Aaron Copland (CRC3090, CRC3240).
Stephen Siek, Professor Emeritus at Wittenberg University, has concertized extensively throughout North America and the UK, and is the author of England's Piano Sage: The Life and Teachings of Tobias Matthay, as well and the highly acclaimed Dictionary for the Modern Pianist.
A contributor to the Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, his scholarly writings on historic pianism have appeared in journals such as the Piano Quarterly, International Piano, and the Piano Journal of the European Piano Teachers' Association. He has also annotated over a dozen major collections of recordings by artists such as Dame Myra Hess, Wilhelm Kempff, Dame Moura Lympany, Cyril Smith, and Ruth Slenczynska for various labels, including APR, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Hyperion, and Marston. In addition, his own recording of The Philadelphia Sonatas by American Federalist composer Alexander Reinagle has been highly praised.
A Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, he has given nearly a dozen Zoom courses at ASU on topics ranging from “The Great Women Pianists” to “The Golden Age of Film Music.”
He holds the B. Mus. and the M. Mus. degrees from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. In May of 2019, he was named an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Adam Piotr Żukiewicz
Adam Piotr Żukiewicz is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed concert pianist, educator, and entrepreneur. He concertized across Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong, and Macau, and his performances were broadcast in the USA, Canada, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, and Poland.
As an active soloist and chamber musician, Adam Piotr Żukiewicz performs internationally in USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Hong Kong, and Poland. Highlights of recent performances include recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London (UK), Royal Łazienki Theatre in Warsaw, and Chicago Cultural Center (Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series), concerts with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the Loveland Orchestra, Greeley Chamber Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Toronto Concert Orchestra, and Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Żukiewicz has performed in some of the most important concert venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Residenztheater in Munich, Goldensaal at the Musikverein in Vienna, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, KKL Luzern, and many others.
Adam Piotr Żukiewicz holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto and Masters of Music degree from Indiana University. He has also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, and was a Music Scholar at the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy.
Mr. Żukiewicz currently serves as an Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Colorado.
For more information, please visit: www.adamzukiewicz.com