MCNY Winner’s Recital: 2019 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards with Lucija Stilinovic, Flute, and Jojo Yan, Piano

MCNY Winner’s Recital: 2019 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards with Lucija Stilinovic, Flute, and Jojo Yan, Piano


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Date / Time

Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Coffee and Danish cookies will be available in the lobby at 3pm. Music begins at 3:30pm.


Variations on Trockne Blumen op. post. 160, D 802 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

La Merle Noir by Olivier Messiaen (1908- 1992)

Lenski’s Aria from Eugene Onegin (arr. Guy Braunstein) by P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Concerto for Flute and Piano (arr. Jean- Pierre Rampal) by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Le Rire de Saraï by Guillaume Connesson (1970-)


Lucija Stilinovic, flute

Croatian flutist Lucija Stilinovic is an active orchestral and solo musician based in New York City. The Second Prize recipient of the Musicians Club of New York's 2019 Serge & Olga Koussevitsky Young Artists Awards, Ms. Stilinovic made her European debut in 2018 as a concerto soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in a homecoming performance to much acclaim. She was also the winner of the 2016 British Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and was invited to perform in the BFS Flutastique Festival in London that same year. Ms. Stilinovic has performed under the baton of eminent conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Kazushi Ono, Jane Glover, and George Manahan. Ms. Stilinovic holds degrees from the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, and is currently pursuing a second Master’s Degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Robert Langevin. In addition to modern flute, Ms. Stilinovic enjoys playing the traverso flute, which she learned from Rachel Brown and Wilbert Hazelzet, and has performed with Ensemble Melisse at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.

Jojo Yan, piano

Jojo Yan is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Classical Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. A recipient of the Rita Y and Herbert Z Gold Endowed Scholarship, Ms. Yan studies with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Additionally, she is studying instrumental accompanying under the guidance of Dr. Heasook Rhee and accompanying instrumentalists for lessons, masterclasses, competitions, and recitals. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music under the guidance of Dr. Stewart Gordon. Ms. Yan was born in Shenzhen, China. She was exposed to classical music at an early age and started taking piano lessons at the age of six. After Ms. Yan's family immigrated to California in 2008, she continued studying piano privately and engaged in professional performances. She had her debut piano performance at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as the Gold Medal Winner of the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented Competition as well as touring extensively in Finland, Estonia, and Russia with the Junior Chamber Music program in 2014. She was selected to participate in the Gijon International Piano Festival in the summer of 2018 and she performed at the "Homage Concert to Jesus Gonzalez Alonso" in the famous Teatro Jovellanos in Gijon, Spain. In the summer of 2019, she was referred and selected as one of the five staff pianists accompanying for the 50th-year edition of the Castleman Quartet Program in Fredonia, New York.

This concert is made possible by Members of the Musicians Club of New York.

Who Should Attend

FREE and open to the public (suggested donation $10).

RSVP email with your name and the number of seats you wish to reserve.

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