In September, Nikita Borisevich (GPD ’13, Violin; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble; MM ’17, Violin) will perform at the Sitka Summer Music Festival’s Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics in Anchorage, Alaska. He will play works by Bach and Arensky with violist Martin Sher (BM ’96, Violin) and cellists Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello) and Jia Kim on Saturday, September 9, at 7:30 pm, as well as Milstein/Paganini’s Paganiniana on Sunday, September 10, at 4:00 pm. This summer Borisevich gave his Alaska debut at the 2017 Sitka Summer Music Festival, where Bailey serves as artistic director. Borisevich and Bailey were also a guest artists at the Northwest Bach Festival in Spokane, Wa., on August 27.
Peabody Peled Cello Gang performed Wonderful/Hallelujah arranged by Brett Howland during their sold out encore at Grace Church as part of The Grace Church Concert Series.
The Peabody Peled Cello Gang is composed of Peabody Conservatory students from Amit Peled’s studio. The students range from undergraduate freshmen to second-year master’s students. The group comes together to perform works that have been written or arranged for cello ensemble and can also be seen performing concerti with their major professor. They can now be seen performing across the country.
Click here to watch their live performance at Grace Church.
Cavani Quartet celebrates and welcomes its newest member, cellist Si-Yan Darren Li (MM ’08, AD ’08, Cello). Mr. Li joins Annie Fullard and Mari Sato, violins, and Eric Wong, viola, in Cavani Quartet concerts this spring and will join the chamber music faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music this fall.
The Aspen Institute hosted Trio ex Animo, a Peabody Honors ensemble comprised of Helen Wong, a sophomore studying violin with Keng-Yuen Tseng; Ethan Sandman, a sophomore studying cello with Amit Peled; and Timothy Jones, a sophomore studying piano with Marian Hahn in a concert on Sunday, April 23 at the Inn at River House on the Institute’s Wye River campus in Queenstown, Md. The concert program concluded Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32 and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97. The concert was sponsored by the Aspen Wye Fellows and the Friends of Wye, support groups of the Institute and its Wye River campus.
Recent Grammy Award recipient Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello) has been named the artistic director of University of Texas at El Paso Department of Music’s new Center for Arts Entrepreneurship that is set to open in the fall. The center will engage students in a variety of projects and workshops geared around résumé enhancement, creating digital portfolios, audience development, and creating performance opportunities. Additionally, the center will work with local arts groups to train musicians in marketing, audience development, media relations, grant writing, fundraising, and performing a wide range of music and styles in a variety of settings. El Paso Pro-Musica’s Young Artist Development Series, El Paso Pro-Musica and the Peabody Institute’s partnership series, will partner with the center for its artist-in-residency program.