We believe that good music is the international language that unites all of God’s people.
Winner of The Juilliard School’s 2019 Leo B. Ruiz Carnegie Hall Recital Prize 2018 Arthur Rubinstein Prize, the Jade Medal at the 2019 China International Music Competition, and the first prize and chamber music prize from Finland’s 2017 Maj Lind International Piano Competition, 26-year-old American pianist Mackenzie Melemed’s international career continues to flourish. Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young pianist” Melemed has performed in venues such as The White House (2004-2008), Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, and the Helsinki Music Centre. He’s performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Melemed was recently named one of ten annual recipients of The Juilliard School’s Career Advancement Grant, providing supplemental support. He was also named a finalist of the 2021 American Pianist Association.
Melemed is a recent graduate of the two-year Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald and Emanuel Ax. Melemed also holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he graduated from the prestigious accelerated five-year-dual-degree program. Former teachers include Dean Arvidson, Alexander Korsantia, Olga Rogach and William Smiddy.
Broadway favorites by Jerry Herman, Irving Berlin, and Lerner & Loewe, featuring Kimilee Bryant, Broadway artist and friends, with the Promenade Band.
American violinist Randall Goosby doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t connected to classical music – from the moment he picked up a violin at age seven, he felt at home with the instrument in his hands. The immediate sense of joy he felt when playing shaped his childhood, inspiring practice sessions and eventually regular trips from his home in Tennessee to New York City, where Itzhak Perlman had arranged a full scholarship to study with him at Juilliard. This early promise led to Mr. Goosby’s orchestral solo debut with the Jacksonville Symphony at age nine and then, at thirteen, his first time on stage with the New York Philharmonic on a Young People’s Concert at Avery Fisher Hall. He has since crisscrossed the nation, appearing with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Buffalo, Rochester, and Orlando philharmonics, and the Nashville, Memphis, Hartford, Grand Rapids, Modesto, Arkansas, South Bend, and New World Symphony orchestras.
A First Prize Winner in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Goosby made his New York and Washington, DC recital debuts on the Young Concert Artists Series. This season, Mr. Goosby has been invited to appear with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and many symphony orchestras.
At 13 he played with the New York Philharmonic at David Geffen Hall (previously, Avery Fisher Hall) in New York’s Lincoln Center, The New York Times describing him as having “a masterly level of control” and “an exquisite tone” during his prodigious appearance. “His performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity.”
Praised for his “technical mastery and deep sense of lyricism,” (The Durango Herald), pianist Zhu Wang was awarded First Prize in the 2020 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He is also the first prize winner of the 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians, 4th Manhattan International Music Competition, Hilton Head Young Artist Piano Competition, and the Juilliard Gina Bachauer International Scholarship Piano Competition, and was a recipient of the Juilliard Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. In 2019, Zhu was one of three finalists in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, and he has been a featured soloist on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase and WFMT’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts.
Zhu has performed all over the world in China, Italy, Poland, Japan, and across the U.S. at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kammermusiksaal of Berliner Philharmonie, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Chicago Cultural Center and The Morgan Library.
The trio is comprised of three world-class musicians, Travis Heath (trumpet and flugelhorn), Douglas Lundeen (French horn and vocalist), and Rosetta Senkus Bacon (piano). Their programming includes classical, jazz, Americana, and Latin styles. The commentaries throughout the program are informative and often humorous. “Exhilarating performances and imaginative programming have established Brass Roots Trio as one of the most compelling ensembles of the 21st century.” They have played at the White House, all over the United States and England.
Grand Finals Winner and the recipient of the Dominique Laffont Award in the 2021 Metropolitan Opera Competition. He is originally from Seoul, Republic of Korea. He has performed in many operas and is adept at concert having been the tenor soloist for the Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah, Mendelssohn Elijah, Bach Magnificat, and Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël. Duke has received numerous prizes including 1st place at Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition. Duke is currently a second-year artist with the Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera.
Kyle Naig is a pianist, coach, conductor, and arranger from Des Moines, Iowa. Recently, he was associate conductor for Sweeney Todd at Des Moines Metro Opera, and in spring 2021 he assisted a gala concert at the Dallas Opera featuring Joyce DiDonato and Emmanuel Villaume. In the fall of 2020, he arranged and conducted two one-act Gluck operas as well as a new version of Cosí fan tutte for Pacific Opera Project.
Kyle is a recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio (class of 2018-2020), where he worked on productions of Aïda, Saul, Don Giovanni, Florencia en el Amazonas, and La bohème, as well as the premiere workshop of El milagro del recuerdo in Mexico City.
In 2019, Kyle was principal pianist and coach for Wozzeck at Des Moines Metro Opera. He has played many other productions for the company, including As One, Galileo Galilei, and La hija de Rappaccini, and is an alumnus of the DMMO Apprentice Artist Program (2015, 2016).
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Includes all 5 concerts, reserved front side Section B (first come, first serve)
Includes all 5 concerts, general seating Section C (first come, first serve)
Available seating sold at the door the day of the concert beginning 15 minutes prior to show.
Concerts will be held at the FPC Sanctuary, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Kathy Kyzer, Chairman
Mary Bradley, Diane DeVaughn Stokes, Larry Hartsell, Jan Hartsell, Diane Heckathorne, Debra Jones, Jeff Jones, Kenneth Leach, Carolyn McKittrick, LuAnne Martini, and Kathy Kyzer
Our Ushers and Greeters are members of the Fine Arts Committee.
Brown Bradley, Founder/Artistic Director
FPC Concerts, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt Organization. The cultural and artistic components of this program are funded in part by the City of Myrtle Beach, through the Accommodations Tax program and by loyal subscribers.