Harald Kisiedu, who received his PhD in Historical Musicology from Columbia in 2014, has been appointed as a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at the University of Guelph, in Canada, for the academic year 2015-2016.
MPP Director Magdalena Baczewska performed J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations in Reid Hall's Grande Salle at Columbia Global Centers Europe on June 29th, as part of a European concert tour. The New York City performance of the Goldberg Variations will take place on 7/21/15 at 8 PM at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. The Variations will be performed on the harpsichord and the piano.
An article on the Columbia Global Centers website described her performance as "virtuoso" and noted that that "her sensitive and compelling interpretation of Bach's technically demanding masterpiece was received with great enthusiasm, marking the successful inauguration of what promises to be an exciting partnership between Reid Hall and the Music Department as they look forward to organizing similar concerts in the upcoming year."