On May 11, Lukasz Kuropaczewski (AD ’08, Guitar) was awarded the Meritorious for Polish Culture medal by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland in recognition of his distinguished cultural contribution. Mr. Kuropaczewski will perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Marin Alsop, director of the Graduate Conducting Program, on September 14-16. Immediately following, Mr. Kuropaczewski will participate in a three day visiting artist residency at the Peabody Institute, made possible by the Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artist Fund.
The Center for Music and Medicine, a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins medical community and the Peabody Institute, was featured in an article in The Baltimore Sun. The article highlights co-found and co-director Dr. Alexander Pantelyat and how the center was started with the assistance of Peabody guitar faculty, Serap Bastepe-Gray, and Special Assistant to the Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives, Sarah Hoover. Read the full article here.
GPD student Julien Xuereb (MM ’15, Guitar; Pedagogy) will perform in collaboration with cellist Jacques-Pierre Malan (GPD ’12, MM ’16, Cello; GPD ’13, Chamber Music) on the Union Square Chamber Music Society concert on Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 pm in the home of Fran and Debby Rahl at 27 South Stricker Street in Baltimore. The concert program includes traditional ragtimes on the classical guitar, as well a pieces by J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as pop song covers.
GPD student Julien Xuereb (MM ’15, Guitar; Pedagogy) will perform on the Union Square Chamber Music Society concert on Friday, April 28. The concert will be held in conjunction with the Sowebo Arts Spring Members Show in the home of Chuck and Linda Callahan at 100 South Stricker Street in Baltimore. The Arts Show will begin at 6:00 pm and the salon concert will begin at 8:30 pm. Mr. Xuereb will perform pieces by Robert de Visée, Napoléon Coste, Erik Satie, and his own original compositions. Find more information and make a reservation to attend here.
Oscar Somersalo (GPD ’14, MM ’16, Guitar) won first prize and the Peter Segal Prize at the 2017 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition presented by the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. Mr. Somersalo was awarded a $1000 cash prize and the opportunity to perform a recital at the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.