Faculty artist Jeff Stern (MM ’14, Percussion) and Matt Keown (‘17, Percussion) are two of the four members of the icarus Quartet, a group of two percussionists and two pianists. The group won the Chamber Music Yellow Springs 34th Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles on April 28.
Tenor Israel Lozano (GPD ’02, Opera) and mezzo-soprano Jopei Weng (MM ‘02, Voice) sang the roles of Radames and Amneris in Verdi’s Aida with The Singapore Lyric Opera in Singapore.
Shelley Jackson (BM ’07, Voice) won second prize in the 40th International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens, Greece. Eva Marton, Renato Brunson, and Cheryl Studer were among the judges.
Faculty artist Wendel Patrick, recording arts, received an Art Works grant of $20,000 for his podcast Out of the Blocks.
Daniel Wnukowski (BM ’03, Piano) has had a busy spring. On May 3, he performed a sold-out recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall and received a positive review by New York Classical Review. For the concert, he revived a piece that had not been heard in New York City since 1929. Earlier, as a part of an on-going recording process, he released volume one of the complete solo piano music of Karol Rathaus in March. The release was met with positive reviews on Music Web International, Basia con Fuoco, and Art Music Lounge. In November, he performed a concert on The New Classical FM, his second appearance on the platform. Wnukowski has also been reviewed in Fanfare Magazine and The Sunday Times for recent projects and performances. His other long-term projects include an outreach program in Canada called Piano Six and a blog called Bagatellen.