Percussion Professor Wins International Award

Greg Beyer, Professor of Percussion in the NIU School of Music, is a core member of noted Chicago-based new music ensemble Dal Niente. Greg shared with us the good news that Dal Niente was awarded the coveted Kranichsteiner Prize at this year's International MusikFereinkurse Darmstadt (IMD). Among the  two week-long activities were a rehearsal with renowned composer Brian Ferneyhough and a very successful performance of his work "La Chute d'Icare."

As winners of this international prize, Dal Niente will be invited to perform at IMD in 2014.

Also of note, NIU School of Music alumna Mabel Kwan serves as the pianist in Dal Niente. Congratulations Greg and Mabel!

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