The Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project presents young musicians of different genres from all across the country. Peabody alumni Ankit Anil (BM ’18, Viola), Preparatory alumna Rebecca Barnett, and Minzo Kim (BM ’16, Cello) will perform on Brahms Sextet No. 1 in b-flat major, Op. 1 in this performance featuring students from Rice University and Eastman. The performance will take place on Monday, February 18, at 6:00 pm at the Kennedy Center in the Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C.
Award-winning pianist and composer Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, MM ’15, Piano) gave a performance at the Brandywine River Museum on December 19, 2018. Campbell performed classical selections and Christmas carol improvisations for museum visitors. She paired the musical selections with paintings of the notable Wyeth family, creating a fusion of art and musical inspiration.
Woodwinds chair Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, serves on the jury of two competitions this month: Royal Conservatory’s Concerto Competition in Toronto, Canada and the Chicago Symphony Young Artists Competition.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, received a review from the premiere of her piece Where We Lost Our Shadows in The Guardian.
Amy Beth Kirsten’s (DMA ’10, Composition) music-driven theatre work Savior was listed as one of the 10 best classical concerts of 2018 by the Chicago Tribune. She was also invited to be a guest lecturer at the Royal Northern Conservatory of Music in Manchester and gave a presentation called “The Performing Body as Musical Mask,” which focused on her music-driven theatre works. Finally, on January 17, pianist Adam Swayne released an album featuring her titular work for vocalizing pianist Speak to Me. Coming up, Nadia Shpachenko will release her album “Poetry of Places” on March 1, 2019, and the album will feature the world premiere recording of Kirsten’s piece h.o.p.e. which was inspired by the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.