Class of 2018
Margaret Lynch, piano
Margaret Lynch (piano) is a junior from Charlotte, N.C. In Fall 2015, Margaret won first alternate in Young Artist category of the North Carolina MTNA Competition, and in Spring 2016, she won first runner-up in the Dr. Sharyn Edwards piano competition. In February 2017, Margaret was a featured soloist in Carolina Performing Art’s “Glass at 80” festival, where she performed Philip Glass’s Piano Etudes.
Margaret has coached with several major pedagogues and performers, including pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Robert MacDonald, Leif Ove Andsnes, Molly Morkoski, and Steven Beck. In Fall 2016, Margaret spent a semester studying solo piano in Vienna, Austria with Mr. Jan Jiracek von Arnim at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Margaret also studies collaborative piano and has worked with artists such as violinists Gil Shaham and Laurie Smukler, vocal coach Arlene Shrut, and the Brooklyn Rider quartet. Margaret is a piano performance major and Hispanic studies minor. Outside of music, Margaret is an avid runner and coffee drinker. Margaret is a student of Clara Yang.
Matthew Wolffe, Tuba
Matt Wolffe (tuba) is a junior from Short Hills, N.J. Matt is the principal tuba of the UNC Symphony Orchestra and the Duke University String School Youth Symphony Orchestra and performs with the UNC Brass Quintet. He has also performed with the UNC Wind Ensemble and the UNC Tuba Euphonium Quartet. Matt has participated in the U.S. Army Band’s tuba euphonium workshop, as well as masterclasses with Gene Pokorny (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Craig Knox (Pittsburgh Symphony), Jim Nova (Pittsburgh Symphony), and composer Anthony Plog. In 2014, Matt was one of two recipients statewide for the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education. This summer, Matt has been invited to participate in the National Music Festival and will be working at Ardea Arts – Family Opera Initiative in New York. He is planning a double major in music and economics with a minor in the philosophy, politics and economics program. Matt is a member of the UNC chapter of the national music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is treasurer of The UNC Symphony Orchestra Committee. Matt is a student of Michael Kris.