Yury Shadrin, student of Leon Fleisher, was awarded a first prize in the 2011 Yale Gordon Competition for piano. Shadrin received a prize of $1000, and will play Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83 with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra next season, and give a recital on the Homewood campus.
Sejoon Park, student of Boris Slutsky, was awarded a second prize of $500, and Michael Delfin, student of Boris Slutsky, was awarded a third prize of $100.
Judges for the competition were Gabriel Kwok (Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts), Enrico Elisi (Penn State), and Mayron Tsong (University of Maryland).
Master of Music candidate Ronaldo Rolim (BM ’10), a student of Benjamin Pasternack, won the Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition at Arizona State University in January. Rolim also won the The Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award for the most outstanding performance of a composition by a Russian composer. As winner, Rolim will perform a solo recital at the Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna, Austria, and concerto performances with The Phoenix Symphony.
A recent CD release by Marc Regnier (BM ’79), Radames Gnattali: Solo and Chamber Music for Guitar, has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Chamber Performance category. The GRAMMYs will be held on Feb. 13.
Joseph Young (AD ’09) has been selected by the League of American Orchestras as one of six conductors to be showcased in the 2011 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, scheduled for February 17 and hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The six winners were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants, and were selected for their experience, talent, and potential to assume a greater leadership role with an American orchestra. Young was the first Peabody-BSO Conducting Fellow.
Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass) has won a fellowship with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, one of the world’s leading period-instrument orchestras. He will move to London and perform with the orchestra for a year.