Byeong Woo Lee Performs for North and South Korean Presidents in Historical Meeting Reply

beyong wooByeong Woo Lee (GPD ’98, Guitar; GPD ’00, Chamber Ensemble) recently performed for Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In at the Korean Demilitarized Zone during a historical meeting between the two countries. Lee played his solo guitar piece Bird alongside a traditional Korean musician and a boy who sang at the winter Olympics. Also in attendance were 40 representatives from both countries. More…

Joe Burgstaller Featured on Woodwind & Brasswind’s Magazine Cover Reply

Joe BurgstallerPeabody trumpet and chamber music faculty Joe Burgstaller is featured on the cover of the Spring 2018 issue of Woodwind & Brasswind’s Magazine and Catalog.  WWBW also released a video segment as well as an interview. The WWBW magazine, which goes out to 40,000 subscribers, has also recently featured The Met Trombone Section, Moon Hooch and Snarky Puppy. Woodwind & Brasswind is the nation’s largest music instrument retail company.

Jacques-Pierre Malan to Premiere String Quartet by Samuel Saunders Reply

jacques-pierre-malanJacques-Pierre Malan (GPD ’12, MM ’16, Cello; GPD ’13, Chamber Music) together with Jonathan Carney, Concertmaster of the BSO; Lisa Steltenpohl, principal violist BSO; and Wyatt Underhill, Assistant Concertmaster BSO will perform a new work by Peabody composition master’s candidate Samuel Saunders. Brightmoor is a string quartet paired with a piano piece that will be presented on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm, at An Die Musik Live in Baltimore. The quartet draws on themes that the composer developed while living in an abandoned house in Detroit, Mich.

Byeong Woo Lee Composes for Olympic Ceremonies Reply

beyong wooByeong Woo Lee (GPD ’98, Guitar; GPD ’00, Chamber Ensemble) has been chosen as one of the composers of the official music for the Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies at the PyeongChang Olympic stadium. Mr. Lee said, “My compositions for the opening ceremony includes music for the beginning short film, the River of Time, Future of All and Peace in Motion.” Byeong Woo was the first recipient of the Music for the World Award for distinguished Peabody alumni and is an internationally renowned performer and composer who has received multiple awards for his film scores including The Host and Mother. During his student years at Peabody he was the first guitarist to win the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition. He is also a recipient of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Knowledge for the World Award (2009).

Outcalls Releases New Album “No King” Reply

No King_Outcalls_BandcampOutcalls –  a sextet led by Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble) –  will release an album, No King, on Friday, September 15, at 8:00 pm, at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place in Towson, Md. The concert will also be live on the air at 89.7 FM (WTMD Radio).

The duo was interviewed in a story in The Baltimore Sun.