Scholarship Laureates with Special Guest Darío Martín, piano

Sunday, December 28 2014, 3:00pm
Concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 2:30pm

Likai He, violin
Andrew Callahan, piano
Elizabeth Gentry, clarinet
Rachel Lovelace, bassoon

Special Guest:
Darío Martín, piano


Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I. Largo
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto

Sonatina for Clarinet Solo, Opus 27 (1957)
Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
I. Tema con variazioni
II. Vivo e giocoso

Premier Solo for Bassoon and Piano (1894)
Eugene Bourdeau (1850-1925)

Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Mvt I: Grave
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Caprice No. 9
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)

Caprice No. 24
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)

Danzas Argentinas
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Danza del viejo boyero
Danza de la moza donosa
Danza del gaucho matrero

Para Roberto y Clara
Hector Angulo (b. 1932)
Momento romantico

Jeux d'eau
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Toccata Op.11
Serguei Prokofiev (1891-1953)


Friday Musicale Scholarship Recipients

Likai He, violin, is a senior at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.  Likai was awarded Friday Musicale's Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Scholarship in the Spring of 2012.

Andrew Callahan, piano, is a sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Andrew was awarded Friday Musicale's Susan C. Mahla Instrumental Scholarship for Piano in the Spring of 2013.

Elizabeth Gentry, clarinet, is a senior at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.  Elizabeth was awarded Friday Musicale's Philanthropic Scholarship in the Spring of 2012.

Rachel Lovelace, bassoon, is a freshman at University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory. Rachel was awarded Friday Musicale's Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Scholarship in the Spring of 2014.

Artist Biographies

Andrew CallahanAndrew Callahan is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Louis Nagel. He resided in Jacksonville, Florida for four years, where he attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and studied under Gavin Taylor and Vera Watson. Along with his classical piano studies, Andrew also accompanies and music directs for various musical theatre productions at University of Michigan, and he hopes to pursue a career as a musician in the realm of theatre. Andrew currently resides with his family in Fairfax, Virginia.



Elisa GentryElisa Gentry is finishing a Bachelor in Instrumental Music Education Degree at Florida State University. She has served in the Concert Band, the Wind Orchestra, the University Philharmonic Orchestra, as principal in the Symphonic Band, and has accompanied the Concert Band on Piano. She has been an active soloist under the instruction of Dr. Deborah Bish and Dr. Jonathan Holden, giving her second recital in a year this past November. Additionally, she has served as an elementary recorded, clarinet and flute teacher at Mason’s School of Music in Tallahassee, and has worked with numerous middle and high school bands in the Tallahassee area. She will complete her student teaching internship and graduate this spring, and is excited to begin work as a band director in the following school year.

The Friday Musicale scholarship has been an incredible aid in completing her degree. Without it, tuition would have been unaffordable and a degree would have been unattainable. She is so incredibly thankful for all of the donors at Friday Musicale, and hopes the program continues to benefit future music educators, performers, therapists, and more for years to come.


Likai HeLikai He is a winner of the 2013 Georgia Philharmonic Young Artist Competition and has recently performed as soloist with the orchestra. He is also a winner of the 2012 Georgia MTNA Competition, the 2010 Florida MTNA Competition, and 2010 Florida ASTA Competition. In 2009, as the winner of the Wyoming ASTA Solo Competition, he performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, and was also invited to perform at the Wyoming Arts Council. Likai is the winner of the 2011 Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Young Artists Competition and played Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. In addition , he also won the 2011 Jacksonville Friday Musicale Scholarship Competition and 2012 Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Scholarship Competition. As the winner of the 2012 Schwob School of Music Concerto Competition, he performed the Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 with the Columbus State University Philharmonic. He was also awarded the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award in 2014 for outstanding music and academic achievement. Currently, Likai is studying with Prof. Sergiu Schwartz, The Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin, at the Schwob School of Music - Columbus State University, where he is a recipient of the prestigious Woodruff Award.


Rachel Lovelace, bassoonRachel Lovelace is a freshman undergraduate at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory. She is studying music performance while also receiving a business minor. The past spring, she won alternate bassoonist for the National Youth Orchestra. In November, she performed in master classes with the principal bassoonist of the San Francisco Symphony. She hopes to continue playing in music festivals the summer of 2015.

Rachel would like to give a personal thank you to Friday Musicale and their donors. “Being able to continue my studies and being able to enjoy the wonderful opportunities Kansas City offers wouldn’t be possible without them. Thank you!”


Darío MartínBorn in Havana, Cuba in 1987, Darío Martín earned his Bachelor in Music at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, obtaining Golden Diploma in 2011. At the moment he is pursuing a Performer’s Diploma in Piano Performance under the guidance of Maestro Joaquin Achucarro at Southern Methodist University.

He has won first prizes in many national and international piano competitions in Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico and the U.S. The most recent awards include First Prize in the Jose Jacinto Cuevas Yamaha Piano International Competition in Mexico and the Second Prize in the Coltman Chamber Music Competition in Austin, Texas.

Martín has given solo and chamber music recitals in Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, England, Germany and the U.S. He has played a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, Havana Chamber Orchestra and Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has played in many music festivals in Europe and Latin America.

His first CD was launched in 2011 and received the Cubadisco Award for the Best Classical Solo Album.