Curtis Bannister (GPD ’10) has been named an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera in Fla., for its Winter Festival season, which begins in January. At Peabody he studied with Steven Rainbolt.
BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellow Ilyich Rivas will make his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut in a subscription concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, and at the Music Center at Strathmore, on Sunday, Oct. 16. Rivas appeared on WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show to speak about the concert.
The concert was reviewed by Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun:
Teenage conductor Ilyich Rivas makes impressive subscription concert debut with BSO, Clef Notes, 10/17/10
and Alfred Thigpen in The Washington Post:
At 17, Ilyich Rivas conducts the BSO with a seasoned flair,
The Washington Post, 10/18/10
Min-Kuei Yang, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Alexander Shtarkman, was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, which took place Sept. 17-19. She also received a jurors’ award for the Best Performance of Chopin.