The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University honors this singular artist and long-time member of the Conservatory faculty with a free, virtual: Leon Fleisher Memorial Service on November 7, 2021, beginning at 2:00 pm at peabody.jhu.edu/live. More…
Michael Delfín (BM ’14, Piano; KSAS BA ’14, History) was awarded joint second prize in the Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition on August 7 (there was no first prize awarded). Sponsored by the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, the Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition (formerly SEHKS International Harpsichord Competition) has occurred approximately every 4 years since the first in 1982 and is the only semi-regular harpsichord competition in North America. The historic competition included Renaissance, Baroque, and Contemporary repertoire, continuo, improvisation, and performance of a Bach concerto with the Lyra Baroque Orchestra (Jacques Ogg, Artistic Director). Twelve competitors were admitted over a year ago from an international application pool; due to COVID, the competition was postponed to August 2021. Semifinals and finals took place August 4-7 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Young Hyun Cho (MM ’01, GPD ’02, Piano) released a solo piano album entitled Beethoven’s Late Three Piano Sonatas on Sony Classical. The album includes Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 109, Op. 110, and Op. 111.
Inna Faliks (BM ’99, MM ’01, GPD ’03, Piano) released a new album, Reimagined, on Navona Records on June 11, 2021. The album features nine world premieres of commissioned pieces that are responses to Ludwig van Beethoven’s Bagatelles, Op. 126 and Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.
Chia-Jung Tsay (MM ’06, Piano) was named one of the “World’s Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors” by Poets&Quants. Tsay is currently an associate professor at the University College London School of Management.