Preparatory and Conservatory Students Place in Rockville Competition Reply

Preparatory students performed well at the Rockville Competition. Elena Shih, Liana Kai, and Ryan Kim, cellos, are all students of Alicia Ward all performed on Friday, May 24, in the Winners Recital. It took place at Montgomery College in the Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. Peabody alum Xuan Song (MM ‘19, Piano) also performed. The competition took place on Sunday, May 19. 

Serap Bastepe-Gray Publishes Article in Arts BioMechanics Journal Reply

Serap-Bastepe-Gray-500x500Faculty artist Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) had an article published in the Arts BioMechanics Journal about playing-related injury research. The article, “Improving Musicians’ Occupational Health: A Proposal for New Perspectives,” discusses the diagnoses of playing-related injuries and how to improve musician self-reporting.

Viacheslav Dinerchtein To Release CD Set Reply


Viacheslav Dinerchtein (MM ’99, GPD ’01, Viola; GPD ’02, Chamber Ensemble) recorded a 2-CD set of the complete viola sonatas by Mieczysław Weinberg. This is a major three-year project, about to be released worldwide by Sony Music in a special centenary edition – that is, with rare photos, texts by personalities such as Gidon Kremer. Dinerchtein also contributed to the booklet with a mini-essay, The Butterfly Effect: An attempt to understand why I recorded the Four Viola Solo Sonatas by Mieczysław Weinberg, which he hopes to share via several journals in form of an article.