Zen Kuriyama

Conductor, Scholar, Singer

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Notre Dame Sacred Music students in Germany, with Dr Margot Fassler, Director of Sacred Music at ND. May 2019.


In front of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany, after touring the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, May 2019.


With Dr Carmen-Helena Téllez, Professor of Conducting at the University of Notre Dame, after my final graduate conducting recital. St Monica Catholic Church, Mishawaka, IN, April 2019.


Notre Dame Vocale (Carmen-Helena Téllez, conductor) with Philip Glass, after performing his A Madrigal Opera. University of Notre Dame, March 2019.


With my first publication. The Finzi Journal, December 2018.


Choir of St Gregory, Notre Dame Children’s Choir, University of Notre Dame. Zen Kuriyama, co-director. Constantine Novotny, accompanist. December 2018.


Presenting on Gerald Finzi at “The English Musical Renaissance and the Church” conference at Durham University (UK), sponsored by the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Study and the Royal Musical Association.


In front of the Royal College of Music, where I read the personal letter correspondence between Herbert Howells and Gerald Finzi, in addition to viewing several autograph manuscripts of Howells. July 2018, London, UK. 

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Doing Finzi research at the Special Collections Library at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Fife, UK 


Studying manuscripts of Gerald Finzi's unfinished and unpublished works, Weston Library at The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, July 2018.  


With the noted British music scholar, Diana McVeagh, at Ashmansworth Day, Hampshire, UK, July 2018. 


With Christopher "Kiffer" Finzi (Gerald Finzi's oldest son) and his wife, Hilary du Pré (flautist and sister of cellist Jacqueline du Pré). Ashmansworth, UK, July 2018. 


After receiving my certificate from The Giorgi Mtatsmindeli University for Chant Studies, where I did a two-week intensive in Georgian church chant and traditional folk music. Tbilisi, Georgia, June 2018. 


Notre Dame Sacred Music students have dinner with musicologists Dr. Anna Maria Busse Berger and Dr. John A. Graham. Tbilisi, Georgia, May 2018. 

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After a masterclass with Dr. Walter Marzilli, Director of Choral Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, and Artistic Consultant for the Sistine Chapel Choir. March 2018.

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Octet from the University of Notre Dame, singing at a Choral Evensong Service. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, La Porte, Indiana, January 2018.


The Graduate Conducting Studio at Notre Dame after our masterclass on Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem with Maestro Joe Flummerfelt. Also pictured is Professor of Conducting, Dr. Carmen-Helena Téllez, 2017.

Conducting masterclass with Tom Hall on the Verdi Requiem, Berkshire Choral International, Sheffield, MA, 2017.

2017 Apprentices with Kent Tritle after Mahler Symphony #8, Berkshire Choral International, Sheffield, MA, 2017.

With Shoshana Hershkowitz, Director of Choirs at Stony Brook University. I was her Graduate Assistant Conductor for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Master of Music in Voice Performance Degree Recital, Staller Recital Hall, Stony Brook University, 2017.

With Randall Scarlata and Dasha Bukhartseva after my MM Voice recital, 2017.


Conducting the Stony Brook Camerata Singers in rehearsal, 2016.


2016 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Singing Fellows.


Calvisius Trio, Amherst Early Music Festival's Ensemble Singing Intensive, 2016.

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Quintet rehearsal outside cafeteria, Amherst Early Music Festival, 2016.


2016 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival's Choral Conducting & Chamber Choir Workshop, with Simon Carrington, Director


Schütz Quintet, Stony Brook Baroque Ensemble, Arthur Haas, conductor, 2016.

Conducting the Stony Brook Chamber Orchestra in the department's annual Messiah Sing-Along concert. Staller Recital Hall, December 2016

With Frederica von Stade at a Merola Opera Benefit Dinner, San Francisco, 2015.


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© Zen Kuriyama 2019