Meng Su wins gold medal Parkening International Guitar Competition Reply

Meng SuMeng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) won the gold medal in the fourth triennial Parkening International Guitar Competition in Malibu, Calif., on May 30, after a performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo in the final round of the competition. The Parkening International Guitar Competition is one of the world’s foremost guitar competition with the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition. After three days of public performances, Meng Su was awarded the gold medal, the Jack Marshall Prize of $30,000. She is a master’s student of Manuel Barrueco and a member the Beijing Guitar Duo. View the newly uploaded video of the performance here.


Yuri Liberzon starts Indiegogo fundraiser for debut album Reply

Yuri LiberzonRussian-born, Israeli-raised, and San Francisco Bay-based classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Guitar) will use Indiegogo for a fundraising campaign for his debut album, release, and promo concert tour. The CD, Ascension, will feature compositions by Bach, the Beatles, and Keith Jarrett and is estimated to be released in July 2015.

Sarah Chan gives solo debut recital at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall Reply

Sarah Chan (MM ’96, Piano) recently performed at the Sarah Chan Kammermusiksaal, giving her solo debut recital on April 27.  She was interviewed by Fueilletonscout, an online arts and culture interest website based in Berlin. Chan will spend her upcoming summer in residency in China, performing and giving master classes at Beifang University for Nationalities.