High Honor Concerts at Carnegie Hall

The fist two GNMC High Honor Concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital happened on Saturday, January 22nd at 1:30pm and February 6th at 1:30pm

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For the past six years Great Neck Music Conservatory students have had the amazing privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall, one of the world’s greatest concert venues. This year Great Neck Music Conservatory presented two exciting and very different concerts.

Jessica Fishenfeld

On Saturday, January 22nd at 1:30pm, 17 students ranging from age 7 to 20 performed solo works by Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Liszt, Khachaturian and others. The concert included performances by pianist Marc Fishman, winner of  numerous New York music competitions; Maxim Lando, the only child who has ever performed on the esteemed Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players Series; and many other talented young musicians.

A few Great Neck Music Conservatory alumni also performed on this special program. Byron J. Wu, a freshman music composition major at NYU, joined together with vocalist Jessica Fishenfeld who is a sophomore at NYU. They performed the world premier of Kyrie, a new composition by Byron. Byron, who has been featured in both the Sing Tao Daily and the World Journal, was awarded an individual Grammy for his original composition during his high

Byron Wu

school years at Great Neck South High School. Jessica sang leading roles in every Great Neck South High School opera production including The Magic Flute, for which she received accolades in Newsday “at 15, Jessica Fishenfeld can already toss off the airborne acrobatics of the Queen of the Night’s arias.” This spring, she will be singing the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus at NYU.  Cellist Mohit Mansukhani, a freshman music major at StonyBrook University and a student of the renown cellist Colin Carr, will also be performing.

On Sunday, February 6th at 1:30pm, a Gala Concert featured the enthusiastic GNMC Youth String Ensemble (ages 6 to 12), an energetic rock group, chamber ensembles and a number of young soloists. The concert also included the world premier of a trio called Dynamic Equilibrium by the award winning student composer Scott Feiner; and a performance by Juilliard clarinetist Soon Sung Park, top prize winner in the LISMA International Music Competition.

The Carnegie Hall, in New York


The GNMC High Honor Concerts provide important performance opportunities for students pursuing careers in music. For students who play music for enrichment rather than a career goal, the concerts are a truly memorable reward for years of hard work and diligence in music. Performers and audience members will remember these concerts for years to come!