Please join us for a special recital featuring students of Steinway Artist and University of Kansas Professor, Dr. Steven Spooner: pianists Ethan Sun and Selina Noor will perform at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Friday, February 2 at 6:30PM!
Dr. Steven Spooner is an American pianist, Steinway Artist and piano professor in the Department of Music at the University of Kansas. A dedicated and caring teacher of students from around the world, Steven’s pupils have been named winners of multiple prizes at important international and national piano competitions and enjoy performing careers of their own.
Selina Noor, age 18, is a senior at Olathe Northwest High School and is currently under the tutelage of acclaimed Steinway Artist and Professor at the University of Kansas, Dr. Steven Spooner. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music Young Artists Summer Program in 2014 and has placed in various MMTA and MTNA competitions.
Besides playing the piano, Selina enjoys teaching English to first and second graders in Bangladesh through JAAGO Foundation’s online school. Recently, she was awarded as a National Merit Semifinalist.
In college, Selina wishes to pursue a double major in Piano Performance and Cognitive Science/Linguistics
- Beethoven: “Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2”
- Chopin: “Ballade No. 1 in G Minor”
- Ravel: “Sonatine – 1. Modéré”
Ethan Sun began learning piano at age 5, and studies with Dr. Steven Spooner. He enjoys playing Bach, Romantic Period pieces, ragtime, and jazz standards. He has been fortunate to be a prizewinner in several competitions including Kansas and West Central MTNA, and has attended Oberlin’s Cooper Piano Festival, where he won second place in the Festival competition in 2017.
Ethan also likes math, tennis, cooking, and spending time with his family.
- Haydn: “Sonata No. 47 in B minor”
- Chopin: “Etude in C# minor”
- Rachmaninoff: “Prelude in G major”
- Liszt: “Rigoletto Paraphrase”