Piano Performance

The Gulf Coast Steinway Society to Perform Concerto and Host Competition

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – The Gulf Coast Steinway Society presents the fifth year celebration of the winners concerto concert with the Gulf Coast Steinway Society orchestra, a group of professional musicians and students in the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile.

Those performing in the concert are the winners of the Gulf Coast Steinway Society competition that was held earlier this year in January. The performers for the evening are Eugenie Lim; Raymond Hou; Yolanda Ni; Gabriella Loicano, UM graduate of 2019; Rebekah Willard; Christopher Conder; Erina Bucholz; Savannah Howard; Sophia Zhu and Schaizec Chi.

The concert will be held Sept. 8 at 2:30 pm., at Murphy High School Auditorium, 100 South Carlen Street, Mobile, Alabama.

Tickets are available at the door before the concert. Student tickets are $6 and general admission is $11.

The orchestra will be under the direction of Dr. Claire Fox Hillard of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

The Gulf Coast Steinway Society is a non-profit organization formed by the University of Mobile director of piano studies and professor of music, Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva, and others individuals united in their devotion to promote fine music through education and performance.

The Gulf Coast Steinway Society has awarded 122 music scholarships to competition winners. The next Gulf Coast Steinway Society Competition will be held Jan. 18, 2020, at the University of Mobile.

For more information or to register to compete for cash musical scholarships, visit gulfcoaststeinwaysociety.org or contact Gabriella Loiacano at gloiacano01@icloud.com or call 251.442.2285.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 76 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.