Yuri Liberzon (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Guitar) released his third album 3 Violin Sonatas on October 2, 2020. The album includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach for violin transcribed for guitar by professor Manuel Barrueco.
The Winchendon Music Festival, founded and directed by Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass, Viola da Gamba), presented a 2020 digital series with Arceci and lutenist William Simms (MM ’91, Guitar) performing.
John Armato (BM ’06, Guitar; MM ’08, Lute), a professional photographer, volunteers with 10,000 Headshots taking resume photos for free helping people rebound in the job market. Armato was featured by WMAR for his work at the Mall in Columbia.
Bridge Records, founded by David Starobin (BM ’73, Guitar) with Becky Starobin (BM ’73, Violin) as president, released a new CD, A Lad’s Love, a solo recording debut of Brian Giebler, tenor.
Andrea González Caballero (GPD ’20, Guitar) collaborated remotely to create a new work with composer Dustin Carlson as part of a project by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. To raise money for performers who have lost employment because of COVID-19, 65 GLFCAM composers donated their time to create solo works of 1-3 minutes each. Caballero appeared in a video premiering one movement of Carlson’s Picture Wandering Ground.