Sophomore composition student Viet Cuong has been selected as the winner of the Peabody Institute/Trio La Milpa Composition Competition. His work Suite for two oboes and English horn was premiered at the trio’s recital on May 16. Trio La Milpa features faculty artist Katherine Needleman with Michael Lisicky and Sandra Gerster.
Irene Kim, a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate studying with Boris Slutsky, won second prize in the 34th Annual Carmel Music Society Competition in Calif. Kim performed her winning program of Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3; Liszt’s Sonetto del Petrarca, No. 104; and Ravel’s La Valse at the finalists’ concert on May 15.
Trio La Milpa—Peabody faculty artist Katherine Needleman and her oboist colleagues Sandra Gerster and Michael Lisicky—will premiere sophomore composition student Viet Cuong’s Suite for two oboes and English horn at their recital in Columbia, Md., on Sunday, May 16, at 3:00 pm. The recital will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road. For tickets, visit www.sundaysatthree.org.
Freshman Gonzalo Arias Contreras, a guitarist studying with Manuel Barrueco, took part in a concert reading of Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark, a play by Ariel Dorfman, at the Public Theater in New York City, May 3rd.
Hui-Chuan Chen, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Ellen Mack, was the first place winner in the 2010 Russell C. Wonderlic Memorial Competition, presented by Community Concerts at Second. GPD candidates Eunkyung Yoon, a student of Yong Hi Moon, and Jee In Hwang, a student of Boris Slutsky, were the second and third place winners, respectively.