Gilles Vonsattel

April 11, 2015


Masterclass Sunday, April 12

...every note was played with unflinching certainty. - Naples Daily News


Music scholarships, noted piano series bring music to our ears

In 2005, between his junior and senior years at Issaquah’s Skyline High School, Michael Refvem (’11), attended Marrowstone, a top-tier orchestral training program hosted on Western’s campus, where he met WWU piano professor Jeffrey Gilliam. In 2014, with a newly-minted M.Mus. from the Manhattan School of Music, Refvem was back at Marrowstone, this time­ on staff as a collaborative artist. That’s the kind of transformative impact – and the kind of inspirational effect – that the William Sanford and Ford Hill Piano Scholarships and the Sanford-Hill Piano Series can have on the lives of young musicians... Read more