Awadagin Pratt Launches Nina Simone Piano Competition Reply

prattAwadagin Pratt (PC ’89, Piano; PC ’89, Violin; GPD ’92, Conducting) won a $100,000 grant from the Sphinx Organization to start the Nina Simone Piano Competition which will feature African American pianists and will debut in the summer of 2023. The competition will be presented every two years in collaboration with the Art of the Piano Festival, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Pratt was recently featured in the Cincinnati Business Courier for interview about his recent and upcoming performances as well as the new piano competition.

Moritz Winkelmann Appointed Professorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim Reply

online_winkelmann_portraitMoritz Winkelmann (GPD ’11, MM ’14, Piano), a former student of Leon Fleisher, has been appointed full professor for piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim, Germany, as of this fall. He has previously served on the faculties of the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany as well as the Conservatory Berne, Switzerland.

Peabody Students, Alumni, and Faculty Run the Honolulu Marathon Reply

IMG_5966Allison Freeman (MM ’18, Piano), current DMA pianist Maxwell Foster, and violin Professor Herbert Greenberg recently ran the Honolulu Marathon. The marathon, spanning 26.2 miles across the island of Honolulu, Hawaii, is the 4th largest marathon in the United States. The marathon took place Sunday, December 12th. 2021.

Annie Gill and Andrew Stewart Release New Songs of Love and Hope Album Reply

41ePa9gYrdL._UXNaN_FMjpg_QL85_Annie Gill (GPD ’08, Voice), in partnership with Andrew Stewart (MM ’02, Piano), released a new recording titled Songs of Love and Hope. Their album was released on November 13, 2021 and features 32 tracks of vocal and piano collaboration. Songs of Love and Hope is available on all streaming platforms.