Nicholas Kim, preparatory violin student of Matthew Horwitz-Lee, won first place at the Howard County GT Orchestra Concerto Competition on Monday, November 9. Mr. Kim will perform the first movement of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 pm.
This Saturday, November 28, Peabody and WBJC 91.5 FM will launch “Peabody Today,” a new broadcast series of faculty and student performances recorded live during the 2015-16 concert season. The first broadcast will feature a recent performance of the Peabody Singers under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Edward Polochick, which will air in its entirety on WBJC program director Jonathan Palevsky’s “Music in Maryland” program. Founded in 1951, WBJC is a public, non-commercial radio station which broadcasts a 24-hours-a-day schedule of classical music and arts information programming to more than 200,000 listeners weekly across Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of the surrounding states. Read the full press release here.
Humanities faculty member Jelena Runić co-authored a journal article with Marija Runić titled “Strategies for Reducing L2 English Grammar Errors with L1 Chinese Writers” that recently appeared in The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2015), pp. 275-294. Read the article here.
Soprano Alexandra Razskazoff (BM ’14, Voice), who studied with Dr. Stanley Cornett, received a review in The New York Times of her performance of James Primosch’s From a Book of Hours with the New Juilliard Ensemble at the Juilliard School’s Paul Hall in New York on Tuesday, November 17. “Alexandra Razskazoff gave a beautiful performance of this captivating work, which benefited as much from her richly faceted, slinky soprano as from the expressive clarity she brought to the German text. Art song requires a singer to lavish as much thoughtfulness and art on diction as on musical phrasing, and Ms. Razskazoff appears to have the makings of a great recitalist,” wrote music critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim. Read the full article here.
Collage, a CD by faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano, received a review in The Baltimore Sun. “The popular cellist and Peabody Institute faculty member Amit Peled is captured here in typically vibrant form. Playing the cello previously owned by the revered Pablo Casals, Peled performs Rachmaninoff’s rhapsodic G minor Sonata with a natural flow, considerable tenderness and unfailing style,” wrote classical music critic Tim Smith. “Smoothly partnered by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, the cellist also brings abundant technical and interpretive nuance to Tsintsadze’s “Five Pieces on Folk Themes.” The recital is capped by Popper’s “Tarantelle,” another piece ideally suited to Peled’s lively personality.” This review and others can be found here, and the album is available for purchase through iTunes.