Yuriy Bekker (GPD ’06, Violin) was recently appointed the Charleston Symphony’s principal Pops conductor. He has the served as the symphony’s concertmaster past 10 years and also serves as faculty member at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Three of his former violin students are now students at Peabody, all studying with Herbert Greenberg. This summer, Mr. Bekker released his first CD, 20th Century Duos, on Navona Records. The CD features works by American Jewish composers, Copland and Korngold.