The latest album by faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75), Tárrega!, has been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY award in the category Best Classical Album. Produced by Asgerdur Sigurdardottir, the album was mixed and mastered at Peabody with faculty member Ed Tetreault. The Latin GRAMMY awards will be broadcast on Nov. 10.
Marija Temo (MM ’94) performed in September at the International Guitar Festival in Paraguay. She also performed with Zac Brown and presented two solo concerts on a cruise. She played “Toes in the Water” (Zac Brown’s Grammy award winning number), presented an intro, and created a flamenco/classical adaptation to the piece.
Baltimore Magazine‘s 2011 Best of Baltimore listing of Top 10 Bands and Musicians includes faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75) and specifically mentions his recently released album Tárrega!. The magazine calls Barrueco “one of the greatest classical guitarists in the world.”
On Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 pm, Peabody musicians will present a concert to benefit the Lijiang Ethnic Orphan School and other Chinese children in need. Pianists Hui-Chuan Chen, Jiayin Shen, and Sidney Yin—all doctoral candidates—and the Beijing Guitar Duo—Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08 , GPD ’11)—will perform. The event will be held at Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, Md. Visit gfs.org for more information and to register.
John Marcel Williams, an incoming guitar student of Manuel Barrueco, received second prize in the senior division of the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition.