With the recent appointment of trumpeter Sean Jones as Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies, the Peabody Conservatory continues to reinvigorate its Jazz program, inspired by the great tradition of jazz in Baltimore and consistent with the Conservatory’s innovative approach to 21st-century training in the arts. Bassist Kristopher Funn, saxophonist Tim Green, and vibraphone specialist Warren Wolf are the latest additions to the Jazz Studies faculty, and will teach private lessons, coach ensembles, and teach jazz department courses at Peabody beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. More…
Misael Tambuwun, composition master’s candidate, will perform his piece Pes Barbos Samogo for a Silent Movie with the Amarillo Symphony on February 23 and 24. The concerts are both at 7:30 pm, and they will be held in Amarillo, Texas. The symphony is conducted by Jacomo Bairos (GPD ’11, Conducting). Tambuwun’s piece won the Amarillo Symphony Composer’s Initiative Orchestral Competition 2017.
The Peabody Preparatory has announced the winners of three competitions held in January. Olivia Chen, violin, won the concerto competition which was held on January 27. She will play the Brahms Violin Concerto with Peabody Youth Orchestra on May 13. Honorable mentions for this competition include Joseph Mostwin, cello; Luka Stefanovic, cello; and Joseph Tao, violin. Also held on January 27, the Peabody String Ensemble Competition named Liana Kai, cello, as the winner. She will play the Seitz Cello Concerto #5 with Peabody String Ensemble on May 12. This competition awarded second place to Imogen Hoch, violin, and honorable mentions to Sonia Shih, violin, and Azra Syed, cello. Earlier in the month, the Junior Concerto Competition was held, and named Jacqi Fan, violin, the winner. She will play the Accolay Violin Concerto with the Young Artists Orchestra on May 12. Grace Kim, violin, was given an honorable mention in that competition.
Peabody composition master’s candidate Camila Agosto will premiere an excerpt of a new work on Friday, February 16, at 7:30 pm. The work, imprint, will be performed by the Berrow Duo during New York University’s graduate music department conference, “Precarious Sounds//Sounding Sanctuary.”
Faculty artist Marin Alsop has been appointed the chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, starting in September 2019. She will follow their current conductor, Cornelius Meister, who has led the orchestra since 2010. In her new role, she will conduct concerts, opera productions, tours, broadcasts and recordings. Alsop will be the orchestra’s first female conductor.