Andrew Cooperstock Releases a New Leonard Bernstein Recording Reply

cd-cover-bernstein-complete-solo-works-for-pianoAndrew Cooperstock (DMA ’88, Piano) has released a two-disc recording, Leonard Bernstein: Complete Solo Works for Piano on Bridge Records, which features both collections originally written for friends of Bernstein and larger works. His Bridal Suite, for piano four hands, is recorded here for the first time in its entirety. To celebrate Bernstein’s centenary, this recording features works from throughout his career. The recording is a follow up to his previously released Bernstein chamber music recording on Naxos with his duo partner, violinist William Terwilliger know as Opus Two.  Cooperstock is professor of piano at the University of Colorado Boulder and will also serve as the artistic director of their upcoming Bernstein 100 festival.

Now Hear This to Play Kennedy Center in March Reply

NowHearThis-6490Peabody’s Now Hear This, led by Artistic Director Courtney Orlando, will play at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 pm on the Millennium Stage. This performance is a part of a two-week long festival, DIRECT CURRENT, which aims to showcase art new to Washington, including music, poetry, and many interdisciplinary projects. This is the festival’s inaugural season and runs from March 5-19. Music by Peabody alumni Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) will be featured and Jenny Lin (KSAS BA ’94, German; AD ’98, Piano) will play in a concert also during the festival.

Xiaohui Yang Ties for First Place in Naumburg International Piano Competition Reply

Xiaohui YangDMA student Xiaohui Yang, piano, has tied for first in the Naumburg International Piano Competition on November 10, 2017 in New York City. The competition is open to pianists between 17 and 32 years old. Winners of the competition receive $15,000, two fully subsidized concerts, and a commissioned work. This year the competition was for pianists, but the competition rotates each year between piano, violin, and voice.

Michael Repper Makes Carnegie Hall Debut Reply

Repper_HeadshotCurrent DMA candidate Michael Repper will make his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, November 19, at 2:00 pm. He was recently appointed music director of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra. The program will feature works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and a world premiere of First Music award winner Hilary Purrington’s Daylights. Also featured on the concert will be cellist Christine Lamprea.