Kimberly Kong (BM ’09, Piano) was featured in the Johns Hopkins Magazine for Fall 2017. The feature talks about her many jobs, including being a member of the Peabody Preparatory faculty, a full time master’s and doctoral student, and keeping a style blog up to date. She is also a part of a duo, the Ward-Kong Duo, with Alicia Ward (BM ’08, Cello).
Soprano Lu-Hsuan Lucy Chen (MM ’95, Voice) and David Chapman (GPD ’92, Piano) will join members of the Taiwanese Chamber Orchestra to present a concert titled “When the East Meets the West.” The concert will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 4:00 pm at Howard County Community College in Columbia, Md. This concert is a part of the school’s Faculty Concert Series.
Faculty artists William Sharp, baritone, and Alexander Shtarkman, piano, will be featured in PostClassical Ensemble’s upcoming concert, Music in Wartime: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration. The concert is on Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 pm, and will be held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The program will feature works by Hanns Eisler, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Arnold Schoenberg.
Andrew Cooperstock (DMA ’88, Piano) has released a two-disc recording, Leonard Bernstein: Complete Solo Works for Piano on Bridge Records, which features both collections originally written for friends of Bernstein and larger works. His Bridal Suite, for piano four hands, is recorded here for the first time in its entirety. To celebrate Bernstein’s centenary, this recording features works from throughout his career. The recording is a follow up to his previously released Bernstein chamber music recording on Naxos with his duo partner, violinist William Terwilliger know as Opus Two. Cooperstock is professor of piano at the University of Colorado Boulder and will also serve as the artistic director of their upcoming Bernstein 100 festival.
DMA student Xiaohui Yang, piano, has tied for first in the Naumburg International Piano Competition on November 10, 2017 in New York City. The competition is open to pianists between 17 and 32 years old. Winners of the competition receive $15,000, two fully subsidized concerts, and a commissioned work. This year the competition was for pianists, but the competition rotates each year between piano, violin, and voice.