Jisu Jung (BM ’16, GPD ’17, Percussion) won the Grace Woodson Memorial Award and the audience prize which led to $26,000 in prizes at the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition.
Festival Baltimore will return June 3-17, and will feature a number of Peabody alumni and faculty. Svet Stoyanov (BM ‘03, GPD ‘05, Percussion) will play on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 pm. He will perform music by Bartok and Crum for two pianos and percussion. Faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will perform on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 pm. He will play on a program featuring the complete works for viola, clarinet, and piano by Robert Schumann. Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) will play on Sunday, June 17, at 7:30 pm, in the final concert of the festival, which will feature Mendelssohn’s piano trios and a sextet.
Peabody percussion master’s candidate Robert Rocheteau was accepted into the Artist-in-Residence program for the Victory Players in Holyoke, Mass. In this inaugural project, the ensemble will work with music inspired by the rich culture of Puerto Rico. The ensemble will work with clinicians to explore aspects of Puerto Rican style, and premiere new compositions written by the clinicians.
Peabody faculty artist Nasar Abadey, jazz, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the DC Jazz Festival in June, 2018. Chucho Valdés will also receive the award. The award will be presented on June 15, in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Peabody master’s candidate Taylor Davis, percussion, has received the Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award for his proposal, “Percussion Education Website.” The website will provide beginning and intermediate instruction on percussion instruments and create a digital library of high-quality percussion performance videos.