Soprano Corinne Winters (MM ’07, Voice) has won the George London-Leonie Rysanek award. The award, granted by the George London Foundation, is one of six granted to the special talents chosen from a field of over 90 professional opera singers. The competition took place on Feb. 17 at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York.
Joseph Gascho, (MM ’01, Harpsichord) co-director of Harmonious Blacksmith, released his first solo harpsichord CD Harpsichord Transcriptions of his own compositions and transcriptions and arrangements of pieces by a variety of baroque composers.
Eric Peterson (MM ’87, Horn) was a finalist for The American Prize in Orchestral Conducting (Community) last year, and a semi-finalist for opera conducting. He has been working with Troupers Light Opera of Stamford, Conn., (The Gondoliers, Die Fledermaus and The Mikado) and Blue Hill Troupe of New York, N.Y. (A Funny Thing… Forum), as well as the Queer Urban Orchestra (QUO). He will make his international conducting debut on Aug. 8, leading the Savoynet Performing Group’s production of The Sorcerer at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England.
Cellist Dmitry Volkov, an Artist Diploma candidate studying with Amit Peled, was awarded first prize in Peabody’s Yale Gordon Competition, held on Feb. 15. He will perform the Shostakovich Cello Concerto in E-flat major with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra next season. Second prize was shared by violinists Nikita Borisevich, a student of Victor Danchenko, and Colin Sorgi, a student of Herbert Greenberg, both of whom are Graduate Performance Diploma candidates.
Dmitry Volkov, a cello student of Amit Peled, was awarded first prize in the 2012 Yale Gordon Competition for orchestral bowed strings. Volkov will play the Shostakovich Cello Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 107 with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra next season, and a recital on the Homewood campus.
Violinists Nikita Borisevich, a student of Victor Danchenko, and Colin Sorgi, a student of Herbert Greenberg, shared second prize.
Judges for the competition were Natalia Khoma (cello, College of Charleston), Boris Galitsky (violin, Paris Conservatory), and Kurt Muroki (bass, SUNY Stony Brook).