In March, Matthew Odell (MM ’03, GPD ’05, Piano) completed a European tour of concerts, lectures, and master classes in France, Spain, and England. Highlights included a solo recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, a performance of the three piano sonatas of Pierre Boulez at the University of Sheffield, and lectures and master classes at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona and the Universitat de Barcelona in Spain.
Yu-An Chen (MM ’16, GPD ’17, Piano) performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra on July 15. The Miami Music Festival is an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians to work with mentors and gain performing experience. Chen was one of the winners of the festival’s concerto competition.
Faculty artist Katherine Jacobson Fleisher (’81, Piano) recently released a solo CD, Scriabin, Mozart & Schubert: Piano Works, on Steinway Classics. It will be available on itunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.
Mellasenah Morris (BM ’68, DMA ’80, Piano; MM ’71, Piano Pedagogy), retired dean of the Peabody Conservatory, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Music by DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.
Chad R. Bowles (MM ’05, GPD ’07, Piano), chair of the Peabody Preparatory Piano Department, has released his fourth CD, Chopin/Liszt Piano Sonatas by JRI Recordings, featuring the Chopin and Liszt B minor sonatas.