Tim Smith reports that Alexandra Arrieche, an Artist Diploma candidate in conducting, has received the BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship in his blog Clef Notes and Drama Queens.
Tong Chen (GPD ’11, Conducting) won sixth prize in International Malko Young Conductor’s Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May. Early in April. Chen was named the 2012 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship selected by Maestro Kurt Masur, the former music director New York Philharmonic and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
Co-director of the graduate conducting program Markand Thakar was the guest conductor for the West Coast Youth Orchestra Festival. On June 29, he directed the West Coast Youth Festival Orchestra, a combination group, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Simeone Tartaglione (GPD ’09, Conducting) has been hired as music director of the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra and core orchestral department head at the Music School of Delaware in Wilmington, Del. He also conducted six concerts with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and was offered the position of associate conductor.
Simeone Tartaglione (GPD ’09, Conducting) has written Teresa Procaccini, Una Vita Per La Musica, which has been published in Italian by EDIPAN, Rome. Procaccini is a composer whose productions over the last 50 years have delivered several masterpieces for symphonic, opera, chamber, and solo repertoires. These works have been successfully performed around the world in more than 10,000 performances. To get more information about Procaccini and Tartaglione’s book, visit www.edipan.com. The English translation should be completed in a year.