Si-Yan Darren Li (MM, AD ’08, Cello) is a member of the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He coaches student ensembles, including the Callisto Quartet, who won the grand prize and the first prize at the 2018 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In April, they were awarded a special prize at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. Li also coached the Razumovsky Quartet, which was awarded the silver medal in the junior division of the Fischoff Competition. Li is also a member of the Cavani String Quartet.
Peabody student Marc Armitano Domingo, viola da gamba, was featured in the New York Times as a “Maker to Know.” In New York, he creates porcelain plates and cups, which he sells under the name “Botticelli Ceramics.” The article explores his influences and process.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced its New Music Festival that will take place June 20-23. The festival will feature many Peabody faculty artists, including Marin Alsop, conducting; Kevin Puts, composition; and Katherine Needleman, oboe. The festival will include many different events in spaces all over the city, and will conclude with a symphony concert and the world premiere of Moonlight, an oboe concerto by Puts.
Aaron Lieberman, a preparatory student of Judah Adashi, composition, and Daniel Levitov, cello, was one of three winners (and the only high school student) of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society’s Student Composer Project. The winners were invited to the Society’s Sunday, May 6 concert, and then they were part of a discussion of choral composition with Dr. Scott McAllister, Anthony Blake Clark, and Leo Wanenchak, who would later lead the chamber chorus in a reading of the winning pieces. The winners then received feedback on their work.
Nola Richardson (MM ’10, Voice Pedagogy; MM ’11, Early Music Voice) won first prize in the 2018 Audrey Rooney Bach Competition. This competition is presented by the Kentucky Bach Choir, where she will return for as a soloist next season as a part of her prize. She recently sang at the National Cathedral with ACRONYM.