Junior Christian Kazmierski, in the studio of Stephen Wyrczynski, is a winner of the 2011 Durham Symphony Young Artists Competition. He performed the Walton Viola Concerto with the Durham Symphony Orchestra on March 6.
Rozanna’s Violins, founded by Rozanna Weinberger (BM ’77), was featured in in the March issue of Strings Magazine.
Pamela Hay (BM ’99, MM ’00) is on a national tour of Terrence McNally’s play Master Class, playing Sharon Graham, the leading Juilliard student, opposite Stephanie Beacham as Maria Callas. Hay made her BBC debut on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2 and will be appearing in another broadcast to air on May 27. She will also be the featured soloist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in June. Hay performed last summer in a production of Bohéme that has been nominated for an Olivier Award. This same production also won the What’s On Stage Award for Best Off-West End Production. Hay has a featured role in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes 2, directed by Guy Ritchie, with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
Tim Smith, classical music critic of The Baltimore Sun, reviewed Peabody Chamber Opera’s double-bill production of Lee Hoiby’s This Is the Rill Speaking and Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti.
Peabody Chamber Opera returns to the ’50s via works by Bernstein, Hoiby,
Clef Notes, 2/28/11
GPD candidate Moritz M. Winkelmann, a student of Leon Fleisher, made his debut with the Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra in Mannheim, Germany, on Feb. 18. He performed the Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54 by Robert Schumann. German National TV (ZDF) recorded the performance.