Past Event

Mid-Day Music at Columbia featuring Hana Mizuta, Katherine Woo, Lucie Ticho, piano trio

February 7, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Faculty House

Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program are showcased in this afternoon recital series.


Liszt: Années de pèlerinage II, Supplément, S. 162
III. Tarantella da Guillaume

Debussy: Syrinx (transcribed for solo cello by Orfeo Mandozzi

Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
IV. Allegro

Paganini: Caprice No. 11

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
I. Andante
II. Allegro con brio
III. Largo
IV. Allegretto



Hana Mizuta, pianist, started playing the piano at age 5, and is currently a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Young Artists’ Guild. She was a YoungArts Foundation Finalist and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semifinalist, and has received awards at the San Francisco Chopin Competition, the Menuhin-Dowling Music Competition, the Pacific Musical Society Competition, the American Fine Arts Festival Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition, the Music Teacher’s Association of California State Solo Competition, and the Henry and Carol Zeiter Piano Competition. Hana also participated in the Aspen Music and the Bowdoin International Music Festivals, where she studied with John
O'Conor and Boris Slutsky.

Hana is an avid chamber musician, and attended the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute Young Performers Program for three summers. She was also a member of the Sophos Trio in the Young Chamber Musicians Program directed by Susan Bates, with which she won the Galante Competition. In addition, she participated in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music PreCollege Chamber Music Program for three years. She has received master classes and coachings from members of the Lee Trio, the Dover Quartet, the Escher Quartet, the Telegraph Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and the Borromeo Quartet. Hana is currently a Computer Engineering major at Columbia University. Prior to college, she studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music PreCollege under Heidi Hau’s tutelage.


19-year old violinist, Katherine Woo, made her Kennedy Center solo performance debut at the age of 11 as the grand prize winner of the 2009 INPSS International Youth Praise Festival, where she was named “The Best Performer of 2010.” A few years later, she made her Carnegie Hall solo debut at the age of 15 as a prize winner of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. After three years of studying at the Juilliard Pre-College program, she currently continues her studies under Mr. Masao Kawasaki in the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program.

Recently, Woo was chosen as the 2017 Haydn Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Also that summer, she participated in the Wu Han Finckel Chamber Music Program. Last year, Woo advanced to the final round in the 2016 Juilliard Concerto Competition and was also invited to perform at the New World Center as a 2016 National YoungArts Finalist. In the summer of 2016, Katherine was invited to perform and tour Europe with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. Also that summer, she participated in the 2016 Aspen Music Festival and School. Additionally, she was selected as the alternate winner in the 2015 Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition, and also performed her own solo recital at The Juilliard School, as well as at Sun City, Hilton Head Island. She was chosen as a 2015 Young Arts Winner as well as finalists of the Markov Young Artists Competition, the PepsiCo National Young Artists Competition and the Queens Symphony Young Soloist Competition.  She has appeared on NPR’s From the Top with Christopher O’ Riley and was invited to participate in the 2014 New York String Orchestra Seminar, resulting in two more performances at Carnegie Hall.

She has performed in master classes for Paul Kantor, Rita Sloan, James Dunham, The Parker String Quartet, Rachel Lee, Yevgeny Kutik, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Anton Nel. Additionally, her quartet, the Amorchord Quartet, received 1st place at the 2014 Parker String Quartet Competition and she has played in chamber groups coached by James Dunham, Robert Chen, Wu Han, David Finckel, Stephen Wyrczynski, and Richard Aaron.


Lucie Ticho, cellist, is a native of Chicago. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Columbia University. As a student of the Columbia-Juilliard exchange program, she takes cello lessons with Richard Aaron. Before coming to New York, she studied with Tanya Carey and served as the principal cellist of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Lucie has performed as a soloist with the Elgin Symphony, the CYSO and its chamber symphony, and a number of other Chicago area orchestras, and has appeared on NPR’s From The Top and Performance Today. She has been a semifinalist in the Stulberg, Klein, and Johansen International String Competitions. She was also a Youngarts Foundation laureate and a medalist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Crain Maling Concerto Competition and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition.

Lucie has attended numerous music programs, including the Aspen Music Festival, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. She has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists such as violinist Stefan Jackiw and dancer Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, and she has performed at venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall and NBA stadiums. When she is not playing cello, Lucie enjoys reading, being outdoors, and seeing her cats. She is pursuing a degree in political science at Columbia.


All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

 Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.