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.
The winners have been announced for the 2020-21 Harrison Winter Piano Competition at the Peabody Conservatory. Masters student Jiin Kim (pictured) was awarded first prize and Ramilya Saubanova, a DMA candidate, was awarded second prize. GPD student Randy Ryan was recognized for “Outstanding Performance of a Work by Beethoven.”
Stetson University has appointed Washington Garcia (MM ’98, DMA ’03, Piano) dean of its School of Music starting in July. Garcia is Stetson’s first Latin-American dean.