The Russian Trio—Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Nikita Borisevich, violin; Artist Diploma candidate Dmitry Volkov, cello; and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Katherine Harris (MM ’11, Piano), piano—received the Silver Medal in the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition, held on Mar. 31 in Easton, Md. The trio was one of 46 entrants.
Alumni Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) and David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition), who are both Peabody faculty members, and Duane Moody (BM ’94, Voice; GPD ’01, Opera), who teaches at Berklee College of Music, were listed in the “top 50” list of the most influential music professors on Twitter by OnlineDegrees.com. They can be followed at @jadashi, @dasmooke, and @DuaneAMoody.
Junior Gabriel Meza, a student of Keng-Yuen Tseng, won first prize in Peabody’s William Marbury Prize Competition for undergraduate violin majors and performed the Marbury Prize Recital on Apr. 22 with pianist Michael Delfin, also a junior. Second prize was shared by junior Jason Chen, a student of Herbert Greenberg, and sophomore Orin Laursen, a student of Victor Danchenko.
Cellist Javier Iglesias Martin, a sophomore studying with Amit Peled, placed third in the Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition, which was held on Mar. 25, at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College. He played the first movement of Schumann’s Cello concerto in A minor, Op. 129.
Douglas Perry (BM ’10, Percussion) was the winner of the 2012 Naftzger Young Artist Auditions in the instrumental category. Administered by the Wichita Symphony, the competition took place on Mar. 23-24 in Wichita, Kan.