Jose Lezcano (BM ’81, Guitar) recently performed the world premiere of his Mojito, Guitar & String Quartet with violinist Jennifer Ellowoitch and members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival at the Maine Academy of Modern Music, Portland Chamber Salon Series, and the Portsmouth Athanaeum Series in September. He has also performed in programs including quintets by Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Boccherini for guitar and string quartet. Lezcano also performed in the CD release concerts for Rebecca Harkta’s release of Colors, featuring the world premiere recording of his Cello & Guitar Sonata in November. He has also had pieces published by Cayambis Press: his Sojourners Concerto for flute, guitar, and string orchestra and Tango Overture for String Orchestra.
Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) was featured on the Johns Hopkins Medicine website for the new clinic, a collaboration between Johns Hopkins’ Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurology and the Peabody Institute, that treats and provides preventative training for musicians. The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Clinic for Performing Artists at the Peabody Institute aims to utilize specialists and technology to better diagnose and treat musicians’ injuries.
Lukasz Kuropaczewski (GPD ’05, Guitar) was featured in Classical Guitar Magazine in their Winter 2017 issue. The article gives a short bio and continues with an interview about his recordings and aspirations for his career.
Peabody doctoral candidate Nathan Cornelius, guitar, was the next participant in a collaboration with El Paso Pro-Musica. Cornelius was in residence in El Paso and Las Cruces and participated in educational outreach and community engagement under Zuill Bailey. The residency began November 28.