Martin David Jones (MM ’90, DMA ‘93, Piano) released an album, Gulda Piano Music, in April, and it has received good reviews. MusicWeb International, Classical-Modern Music Review, and Gramophone all wrote complimentary reviews about the album.
Yesse Kim (BM ’15, MM ‘17, Piano) was recently awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarship and will attend Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in Münster, Germany. The scholarship has a long history of supporting exchange students and researchers both domestically and abroad.
Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, Piano) premiered three new compositions and participated in numerous music festivals this summer. She premiered Ancestral Echoes, which was a commission from Mélomanie. Another new world premiere was her piece Portal, which occurred at Neumann University and featured original choreography from the Academy of International Ballet, where she is composer in residence. She also began the Adult Piano Festival at the Music School of Delaware, where students took lessons, participated in masterclasses, and gave a recital. She was also involved in Piano At Peabody, where she presented a masterclass, lecture, recital, coachings, and lessons to participants.
Preparatory piano student Eric Lin and his partner Carter Johnson tied for second place in the One-Piano, Four Hands Ensemble category in the 2018 New York International Piano Competition. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Manhattan School of Music on Friday evening, June 22. Prizes and awards totaling $50,000 were presented.