Soprano Laura Strickling (MM ’06) has won The American Prize in Vocal Performance for 2011 in the professional opera division.
The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.
Winners of the 2011 Prix d’Ete are:
1st Prize: Emily Koh – trans-[migra].nation
2nd Prize: Viet Cuong – Pulse Train
3rd Prize: Patrick McMinn – The Middle Place
These pieces were performed at the annual Prix d’Ete concert in Friedburg Hall on Thursday, April 28.
Faculty artist Garnett Bruce will direct Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at the San Francisco Opera. The production runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4 and then from Nov. 18 to 25. It will also be simulcast at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, on Sept. 25 at 2:00 pm. Last year’s free live simulcast drew an unprecedented crowd of 32,000 people, many experiencing opera for the first time.
Peabody students won all three places in the Friday Morning Music Club voice competition for the 2011 Sue Goetz Ross Memorial Scholarship on Apr. 16. Freshman Alexandra Razskazoff won first place, junior Michael Maliakel won second, and junior Peter Drackely won third.
Keng-Yuen Tseng, Yong Siew Toh Music Conservatory Chair in Strings at Peabody, performed a benefit concert for Japan earthquake relief on Apr. 11. The concert in Taiwan, titled “The Legend,” included violinist Hao-Tun Teng and the Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.