The T.R.I.O. Project
Teaching and Responding Through Internet Outreach

A new method of musical mentoring                 


Kathryn Peterson is currently a student at The Juilliard School where she studies French Horn performance with Dr. David Wakefield.  She is also a Business Certificate candidate at Columbia University.  Born in Lamesa, Texas, she attended schools in rural West Texas before transferring to Idyllwild Arts Academy in California her sophomore year where she was named Most Outstanding Musician upon graduation in 2009.  While there, Kathryn founded Hill Top Talent, a booking agency for Idyllwild's music students, which sparked her interest in the business side of music.  During her first year at Juilliard, Kathryn co-founded The T.R.I.O. Project, an outreach program in which current conservatory students in New York City provide music lessons and mentorship to disadvantaged students via online video communications.  Kathryn was named a recipient of The Gluck Community Fellowship at The Juilliard School in 2011 and 2012 and was most recently awarded a Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship and a Teaching Fellowship in Juilliard's Literature & Materials of Music department for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Kathryn currently serves on Carnegie Hall's Student Marketing Council as part of the outreach division. She has performed with a variety of music ensembles including Axiom, Dartington Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, and Young Artists Orchestra.  She has performed under the baton of Alan Gilbert, James Levine, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and Tan Dun among many others in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Disney Hall.  Kathryn's summer studies include the Aspen Music Festival and School, Boston University's Tanglewood Institute, Dartington International Summer Music School in England, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Idyllwild Music Festival, and the Interlochen Horn Institute.  She has worked with Carol Wincenc, Charles Neidich, Kurt Snyder, Yehuda Gilad, and many others.  

Kathryn will graduate with Scholastic Distinction upon receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in 2013.  

Born in 1991, Alice (Gi-Young) Hwang currently studies at The Juilliard School with professor Matti Raekallio.  As an arising young pianist, she has an extensive background in performance accumulated from her high school and childhood years.  In her senior year, she was named the Gold Medal Winner of the NFAA youngARTS program and was a semi-finalist of the presidential Scholars in the Arts Program.  She was the recipient of the Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award for the "Most outstanding performance of a piece by a Russian composer" at the 3rd Schimmel USASU International Piano Competition.  Other notable accomplishments include prizes at the "Tomorrow's Stars" Competition held by the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Spotlight Awards, the Idyllwild Arts Academy Concerto Competition, the Steinway Society of Redlands Piano Competition, the Young Artists Peninsula Music Festival, the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Auditions, the MTAC State Concerto Competition, and the Young Pianist Category of SYMF.  She has performed with the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, the SYMF Festival Orchestra, and the Concerto Orchestra as a soloist.  She is equally active as a chamber musician, and has worked with the Stenske-Acosta Trio, as well as participated in chamber music programs such as the YMF Chamber music Series.  Summer music courses she attended include the Positano Beethoven Masterclasses in Italy, the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado, the Gold Country Piano Institute in Nevada City, California, and the Warsaw Piano Workshop held in Poland.  She has worked with John O'Conor, Thomas Hecht, Pawel Skrzypek, Paul Huebner, Antoinette Perry, Yoheved Kaplinsky, John Perry, among others.

An advocate of more intimate performance settings, she frequently holds regular house concerts in her apartment in New York.  Her other personal interests include writing, swimming, and indoor rock climbing.  



The T.R.I.O. Project
Kathryn Peterson & Alice Gi-Young Hwang
P.O. Box 231326
New York, NY 10023

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