Passages: Neil A. Kjos, Jr

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of an orchestra in Japan, and his sister                                        Passages
studies piano. He began playing the
violin at age 3 and until recently stud-   The Chopin National Edition                  Mariann Clinton
ied with Tsugio Tokunaga in Tokyo.            The Foundation for the National             Mariann Clinton, former MTNA
He will continue his studies in Vienna.    Edition of the Works of Fryderyk             executive director, died recently at age
   The Hannover International Violin       Chopin was established in 1998, and          75.
Competition was founded in 1991 and        launched the National Edition of the           Clinton served as MTNA’s executive
is presented every three years by the      Complete Works of Fryderyk Chopin, an        director from 1977–1986. A graduate
Stiftung Niedersachsen in cooperation      ongoing research project. Using the          of the Cincinnati College-
with the University of Music and           latest techniques to assess the compos-      Conservatory of Music, Miami
Drama Hannover, North German               er’s intentions and relate this to mod-      University and the University of
Broadcasting and the Staatsoper            ern pianos and performance, each             Cincinnati with degrees in vocal per-
Hannover. The Hannover                     volume inc
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