Schadt String Competition win Reply

GPD candidate Petrit Çeku, a student of Manuel Barrueco, won the 2011 Schadt String Competition for Classical Guitar in Allentown, Pa., on Mar. 7. He will perform on Mar. 10 and 11, 2012, with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Beirs (BM ’06, Guitar; MM ’07, Guitar Pedagogy; GPD ’09, Guitar) took second place. Judges for the competition were William Kanengiser, Sergio Assad, and Diane Wittry.

Pamela Hay (BM ’99, MM ’00) Reply

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.