For the Record
Student Composers Featured on Aural Capacity
The music of student composers Wally Scharold '01, Kendra Juul '01, Stefan Tcherepnin '02, Ez Weiss '01, Erin Hollins '02, Du Yun '01, and Jim Altieri (BA/BMus'02) is featured on Aural Capacity, a CD released in May 2001. Tom Lopez '89, Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts, coordinated the project and Paul Zinman '84, founder and owner of SoundByte Productions, Inc., New York City, was recording engineer. Recent Conservatory graduates and current students perform on the CD.


Julia Sakharova Featured on Rachmaninoff Release
Violin performance major Julia Sakharova '03 has inspired a record label.

With Korean pianist Yung Wook Yoo and Icelandic cellist Margret Arnadottir, Sakharova is featured on a CD recording, The Elegiaque Piano Trios by Sergei Rachmaninoff, released in 2001 by fledgling Tavros Records and available on

Sakharova first met Yoo and Arnadottir at the summer 2001 session of the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, Calif. where (after having rehearsed together three times) they performed a movement of Rachmaninoff's Trio Elegiaque in D Minor for a chamber music master class given by pianist Jerome Lowenthal.

In the audience were Hillary Hauser and Bruce Savin, who were inspired, then and there, to launch Tavros. (For an account from Tavros' producers, Hauser, Savin, and John Robinson, see

Sakharova, 22, was born in Zheleznovodsk, Russia. She studies with Professor of Violin Milan Vitek and is a member of the Erato Quartet. (For more about the Quartet, see Accolades)

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