Performance features violinist Madalyn Parnas - Eskenazi Health

Three Indiana University (IU) Jacobs School of Music students will be performing at Eskenazi Health on Thursday, April 16.

Violinist Madalyn Parnas, cellist Nathanial Pierce and pianist Ilya Friedberg will be performing at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, located at 720 Eskenazi Ave., on Thursday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse at Eskenazi Health. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Eskenazi Health Parking Garage.

Parnas has performed worldwide and recorded four albums on two record labels. She is a 2012 Marshall Scholar and is pursuing her DMA at IU. She holds a Masters in Violin Performance from London’s Royal Academy of Music, an Artist Diploma from IU, and a BS in Music Industry and French from The College of St. Rose. 

Pierce, a cellist and tenor, won IU's concerto competition in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance at the University of Michigan and is now pursuing his Masters of Music degree at the IU Jacobs School of Music.

Friedberg, who was born in Moscow, Russia, was the winner of the Concerto Competition at the IU Jacobs School of Music in 2009. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music. 

The concert is being put on by the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health, which brings music to the patients, visitors and staff at Eskenazi Health. From public concerts in the gardens to impromptu performances in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse, the Marianne Tobias Music Program engages audiences at Eskenazi Health with accessible, high-quality musical performances.

“Eskenazi Health is pleased to welcome these graduate level students from the IU Jacobs School of Music, one of the preeminent music conservatories in the United States, for the first time on our campus. We are grateful to Marianne Tobias, who is actively involved in volunteer leadership with IU Jacobs School, for making this very special concert possible,” said Ernie Vargo II, CFRE, president and CEO of Eskenazi Health Foundation. 

The intent of the program is to welcome artists of diverse genres to expose patients, families and staff to a wide range of musical experiences. To learn more about the Marianne Tobias Music Program, please contact the Eskenazi Health Foundation at 317.880.4900.

CONTACT: Todd Harper
Phone: 317.880.4785
Pager: 317.310.5972 
Email: todd.harper@eskenazihealth.edu