Hyejin Kwon (MM ’11, Vocal Acompanying) was Metropolitan opera conductor Steven White’s assistant and pianist for the Lyric Opera Baltimore’s production of La Traviata, accompanying a cast that included Metropolitan Opera singers Elizabeth Futral and Jason Stearns.
Ariadne’s Love by DMA candidate Chen Zhangyi (MM ’11, Composition) was one of the winning pieces in the worldwide Abbey Road Studios Anthem Competition. The work was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and recorded by the Eric Whitacre Singers and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Whitacre.
Ka Nyoung Yoo (MM ’10, Vocal Accompanying) was presented with the Peabody Preparatory’s accompanying award for her vocal and cello accompanying. Yoo has accepted a position at Towson University as staff accompanist and as their master class pianist. She was recently invited to perform with several members of the Towson voice faculty in their operatic recital program, Viva L’Opera!, and will be coaching for the Towson Opera Department next fall.
Pianist Patrick Merrill, a junior in the studio of Yong Hi Moon, won first place in the Young Artist division of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Competition, held in Columbia, Md. John Wilson, a master’s student of Marian Hahn, took second place.
Tim Smith, classical music critic at The Baltimore Sun, previewed Peabody Opera Theatre’s upcoming production of The Rake’s Progress at the Modell Center at the Lyric.
Peabody Opera Theatre makes ‘Progress’, The Baltimore Sun, 11/17/11