Todd Craven (GPD ’18, Orchestral Conducting) has been appointed assistant conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic. The position will commence in the Fall of 2018.
Carlos Bandera (MM ’17, Composition) was selected to participate in the Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2018 program. The week-long, all-scholarship program allows emerging composers to participate in masterclasses and rehearsals for newly composed pieces. The week will culminate with a concert on June 10 which will premiere the works composed during the program.
The Peabody Conservatory has named the next round of student participants for several of its signature community-based learning experiences, including the Young Artist Development Series, Peabody Musicians-in-Residence, and InterPLAY. Established and shaped over the last several years, each of these programs provides students with unique opportunities to develop their musicianship as well as their skills in programming, communications, community engagement, and teaching. More…
Si-Yan Darren Li (MM, AD ’08, Cello) is a member of the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He coaches student ensembles with other CIM chamber music faculty, including the Callisto Quartet, who won the grand prize and the first prize at the 2018 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In April, they were awarded a special prize at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. Li was also a coach of the Razumovsky Quartet, which was awarded the silver medal in the junior division of the Fischoff Competition. Li is a member of the Cavani String Quartet with CIM faculty members Annie Fullard and Mari Sato, violins; and Eric Wong, viola.
Peabody student Marc Armitano Domingo, viola da gamba, was featured in the New York Times as a “Maker to Know.” In New York, he creates porcelain plates and cups, which he sells under the name “Botticelli Ceramics.” The article explores his influences and process.