Interlochen In Town at The Alluvion: Nancy Stagnitta with Ya-Ju Chuang


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    Experience Interlochen’s gifted faculty, students, and guests Traverse City as the Interlochen in Town Series comes to The Alluvion. This performance features Interlochen Instructor of Flute Nancy Stagnitta and Collaborative Pianist Ya-Ju Chuang. 

    Praised for her “brilliance and beauty of tone,” (Baltimore Sun), versatile flutist Nancy Stagnitta is renowned for her excellence as both a classical and jazz artist. As an orchestral performer, Stagnitta is currently principal flutist with both the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and is the former piccoloist of the Baltimore Orchestra and Sarasota Opera Orchestra. Stagnitta has collaborated with numerous acclaimed artists, including revered flutist James Galway; Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs; and the Ying Quartet. Stagnitta also performed on Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Bob James’ critically acclaimed album In the Chapel in the Moonlight. Stagnitta has made numerous international appearances, including performances at the Shanghai Conservatory and with the China National Symphony in Beijing, and has presented concerts and master classes across Africa as a U.S.I.A. Artistic Ambassador. Her performances have been featured on American Public Media’s Performance Today and on the Voice of America network. 

    Chuang is an active performer, appearing around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. As a performer, Chuang has received top prizes in numerous prestigious competitions, including the Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition, the American Protégé International Competition, and the National Taiwan Piano Competition. Chuang has worked as a collaborative pianist at the Music Teachers National Association East Central Division and National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions. As a pedagogue, she has presented at the MMTA State Conference, the MTNA Collegiate Chapter Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and MTNA Conference. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, Kent State University, and the University of Taipei.

    Visit the Alluvion website for more information.