Sahun (Sam) Hong (GPD ’15, Piano; MM ’17, Piano Performance) received second prize in the International Beethoven Competition Vienna 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The competition took place at the Vienna Musikverein where Mr. Hong had the privilege of performing in the Goldener Saal and Brahms-Saal.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) reflects on music, performing, and his career at Peabody in a recent story in Baltimore Magazine. The story explores Barrueco’s early life in Cuba, his move to the United States, and his days as a student at Peabody.
Read the full story here.
Soprano Charity Tilleman-Dick (’06, Voice) has written a memoir entitled The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts coming out this fall from Simon & Schuster. The memoir details her remarkable journey from receiving two double lung transplants, struggling to draw a single breath to singing at the most prestigious venues in the world. Ms. Tilleman-Dick will be making her debut at Boston Symphony Hall for the Terezín Music Foundation Gala shortly after the book is released.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Michael Maliakel (BM ’13 Voice) and Sorab Wadia, (BM ’93 Piano, MM ’95 Piano) are both in the world-premiere of Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding – a musical based on her 2001 hit film of the same name. Mr. Maliakel has a lead role as Hemant and Mr. Wadia has a supporting role as CL Chawla. The performances are held at Berkeley Repertory Theater through July 9, 2017.
Photo courtesy of Alessandro Mari
Vocalist Irene Jalenti (BM ’14, Jazz Voice) and her quartet present a concert dedicated to the music of jazz icon Thelonius Monk. Known for his signature improvisational style, many of Monk’s compositions are part of the jazz canon. Join them as they celebrate the centennial year of this legendary pianist by performing fresh arrangements of Monk’s most influential melodies Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.