Michaela Trnkova and Preparatory Harp Ensemble Praised for Summer Performance Reply

prep harpPreparatory faculty artist Michaela Trnkova, harp, and the Peabody Preparatory Harp Ensemble performed at the 13th American Harp Society Summer Institute in Winston-Salem North Carolina on June 17, 2019. This National event showcased the ensemble’s superb musicianship, dedication, and harp work. American Harp Society, Inc. and the Board of Directors of the American Harp Society called Trnkova and the Peabody Preparatory Harp Ensemble “outstanding.” The performance on June 17 “inspired excellence and was a superb reflection of aspiration to do the very best on behalf of the harp and harpist. The concert provided a tangible demonstration of the AHS’s commitment to its mission to celebrate legacy and excellence. It was both personally rewarding and empowering for the audience.” Michaela Trnkova also received recognition from the American Harp Society for her valued contributions to the event, which was called “Destination Innovation.”

Rory Powell Finds Success at Interlochen Reply

prep harpPreparatory student Rory Powell, who is a student of Michaela Trnkova, attended Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan this Summer. Powell was the principal harpist for the Interlochen Philharmonic, and later she moved up to be principal harpist of Interlochen’s top orchestra, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Anastasia Pike Performs with Students Reply

IMG_7724Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, performed with her students to a packed audience at New York City’s historic Trinity Baptist Church.  The concert marked the first time harp students from Pike’s studios at Peabody, Christopher Newport University, and Columbia University, were in the same place at the same time.