The Southern Division will feature nine winners from nine states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. All will compete, and the winner will go on to the MTNA National Competition to be held in the spring.
Kasman studies piano at UAB with her father, Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman, D.M.A. “It was a very strong competition,” said the elder Kasman. “She performed works by Beethoven and Prokofiev and got rave comments from the out-of-state judges.”
The father-daughter duo recently performed with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina on Oct. 12. In June she won second prize and the Young Jury Award in Columbia, S.C., at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.
By Shannon Thomason
UAB Media Relations