Hilary Field chosen for Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project

Hilary Field’s recording of her arrangement of the traditional Spanish lullaby “Arrorró” was chosen by Carnegie Hall for their Lullaby Project. This song is from Hilary’s CD “Cantilena” with vocalist Patrice O’Neill. Other artists in Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project are well known artists in many genres, including Yo Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Marilyn Horne, Billy Joel, Emmy Lou Harris, Alison Krauss and others. Carnegie Hall’s blog states that “the core of Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project is an effort to deepen the connection between parents and children through music.”

A longtime active participant in LMC programs, Hilary is a former Frances Walton Competition winner, a frequent volunteer with our Music in Schools Outreach program and a 16-17 LMC board member. She performs November 3 at the Seattle Art Museum with LMC soprano, Christine Menschner and guest artist tenor, Brian Minnick and March 8 at the Seattle Public Library with sopranos Ya-Li Lee and Christine Menschner.

Hilary Field featured in Classical Guitar magazine

Hilary Field-guitar

Hilary Field’s ‘Premieres’ Collects Unrecorded Pieces by Contemporary Composers from all Over the World

From the Spring 2016 Issue of Classical Guitar magazine



Hilary Field at Lowell May 2016
Hilary volunteering at Lowell Elementary in May 2016 with Music in Schools


Hilary Field was a 1993 competition winner and is a member of LMC.  She can next be seen performing with us on October 6 at the Seattle Art Museum.  An active member of the club, she volunteers regularly with our Music in Schools program and is currently member of the LMC board of Trustees.

Competition Winner Annie Jacobs-Perkins in the New Yorker

In the recent article entitled “Cello Nation: The Piatigorsky Festival, in Los Angeles” by Alex Ross, Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello received mention.  Ms. Jacobs-Perkins, along with her ensemble Trio Brillante were the 2016 Frances Walton Competition Ensemble Winners

“…That same day, Laurence Lesser, a Piatigorsky pupil who serves as the cello sage at the New England Conservatory, advised Annie Jacobs-Perkins, another Kirshbaum protégée, on Martinů’s Second Sonata. Jacobs-Perkins delivered the desolate Largo with hypnotic lyricism, causing listeners to forget where they were for a moment. Lesser made a technical suggestion, asking her to bow more evenly across the first falling phrase. He also pushed her to give the entire opening melody an archlike shape, so that it sang toward a climax, then subsided. Some people in the audience may have wondered why Lesser was tinkering with an already gorgeous rendition, but he offered a credo: “When someone plays as beautifully as you do, it’s easy for me to be fussy, because no matter how far we are there’s always more.”…”


Frances Walton Winners to perform free in Seattle and the Eastside

Some of our favorite award winners of 2016 will return for free concert performances in the Seattle and eastside in September.

Concerts will feature Anne Suda, cello Dana Jackson, bassoon and Nicholas Dold, piano.  In addition to these live public performances, competition winners will go into the schools providing interactive close up experiences for school aged children in September of 2016.  Schedule and information about the performers is below.  Concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, September 11th, 3:00 PM
Church of the Redeemer
6211 NE 182nd St., Kenmore, WA 98028

Wednesday, September 14th, 7:00 PM
Pine Lake Covenant Church
Co-sponsored by Sammamish Arts Commission
1715 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075

Thursday, September 15th, 7:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran
1215 Thomas Street Seattle, WA 98109

Anne Suda cello
Anne Suda, cello

Accomplished cellist Anne Suda has performed many concertos, most recently with One Found Sound in SF and with the Venice Symphony led by Maestro Imre Palló. Anne tours a memorized production of Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire and her trio was in residence at Banff, Aldeburgh Music, Old First Concerts, won the Berkeley Piano Club Competition, and toured France. Anne has given numerous outreach performances. This summer Anne performs at Yale’s Norfolk Festival. Pursuing her DMA at UCLA with Antonio Lysy, she studied previously at SF Conservatory, Sydney Conservatorium, and Vanderbilt, double majoring in English. Anne began cello at four with her mother Carolyn Suda. www.annesuda.com

Dana Jackson bassoon
Dana Jackson, bassoon

Dana Jackson, a native of Seattle, Washington, is a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. She is a freelancer up and down the West Coast and performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony. Ms. Jackson holds a BA from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, a MM from Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music, a PSC from the Colburn School. Dana received the Honorable Mention prize in the Gillet-Fox bassoon competition at the International Double Reed Society convention. She is also an artistic director for the Archipelago Collective, a San Juan Island chamber music festival.

Both will be working with collaborative pianist  Nicholas Dold, an Indiana University pianist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nicholas Dold, piano
Nicholas Dold, piano

Pianist Nicholas Dold has an active career performing across the United States as a soloist and collaborative pianist. He has been featured in venues such as the Musical Flights Series of the Orchestral Institute Napa Valley, the Duxbury Music Festival, Steinway of Phoenix, and Indiana Public Radio – WFHB. A specialist in instrumental collaboration, Nicholas currently serves on the piano accompanying staff of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has held prior positions with the Crowden Music School, the South Bay String Academy, the Indiana University Precollege Strings, and the Indiana University Piano Academy. He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees at IU, where his principal teachers included Reiko Shigeoka-Neriki and Yael Weiss.


2016 Frances Walton Competition Winners


Anne Suda cello
Anne Suda, cello
Michael Zarling piano
Michael Zarling, piano










Dana Jackson bassoon
Dana Jackson, bassoon
Lesley Baird, mezzo soprano
Lesley Baird, mezzo-soprano









Alternate winners:
Yoon Be Kim, violin
Benton Gordon, flute

small ensemble

Trio brillante
TRIO BRILLANTE Vijay Venkatesh, piano Micah Wright, clarinet Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello

Alternate Winner:
Friction String Quartet