Igor Yuzefovich (BM ’02, GPD ’04, Violin) has been named the new joint leader of the BBC Symphony. He will continue as concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as well until March 2019, after which he will relinquish his position with the SSO.
An experienced arts executive and educator, Maria Mathieson, has been named the new director of the Peabody Preparatory following a robust national search. As director, she will lead the continued growth of Baltimore’s premier community school for the performing arts, overseeing all aspects of operations and instruction for about 2,000 students. Mathieson comes to Peabody from Levine Music in Washington, D.C., where she has served as head of music education since 2011. Her tenure at Peabody begins on July 16, 2018. More…
Musicology faculty member Laura Protano-Biggs is the recipient of a 2018 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award for her project: Operatic Technologies in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy. Each of the 32 recipients of the award received $75,000 to fund a year-long project. Protano-Biggs is the only recipient from Peabody.
Susan Zhang (GPD ’18, Piano), who studied with Boris Slutsky, was featured on WYPR on “On the Record.” The segment, called “Taking the Show on the Road,” features Zhang talking about her Concert Truck which is a mobile recital hall that delivers free classical music concerts to audiences in unexpected locations. Zhang and the Concert Truck were also featured on Voice of America, in a story by Faiza Elmasry. In this story, Zhang is interviewed about how the truck got started and what it does today. Finally, Zhang spoke on a panel about the music business, alongside faculty artist Wendel Patrick, on the Great Talk Series.
Faculty artist Nasar Abadey, jazz, was interviewed in Stay Thirsty magazine about his career and was featured in the International Musician for his upcoming Lifetime Achievement Award. In the interview, he answers questions about his inspirations, his current and past work, and how he thinks about his music. Also featured in this issue is Peabody senior Kahler Suzuki, cello, as their Spotlight Artist.