Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Michael Maliakel (BM ’13 Voice) and Sorab Wadia, (BM ’93 Piano, MM ’95 Piano) are both in the world-premiere of Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding – a musical based on her 2001 hit film of the same name. Mr. Maliakel has a lead role as Hemant and Mr. Wadia has a supporting role as CL Chawla. The performances are held at Berkeley Repertory Theatre through July 16.
Piano faculty artist Boris Slutsky will be a guest artist for the Southeastern Piano Festival in June in Columbia, S.C. He will present a master class featuring University of South Carolina piano students on Tuesday, June 20, at 4:00 pm; a lecture on Thursday, June 22, at 10:00 am, and an open discussion with Vadym Kholodenko on June 22, at 4:00 pm. Mr. Slutsky and alumnus Washington Garcia (MM ’98, DMA ’03, Piano) will serve on the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition jury on Friday, June 23.
Sahun (Sam) Hong (GPD ’15, MM ’17, Piano) will be featured on WWFM Radio‘s Between the Keys with Jed Distler on Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00 pm. The episode centers on the 2017 American Pianists Association Competition’s five finalists.
Nikita Borisevich (GPD ’13, Violin; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) and DMA candidate Margarita Loukachkina have been invited as guest artists at the Sitka Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Grammy Award recipient Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello), in June in Sitka, Alaska. The pair will perform the chamber music of Bach, Taneyev, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev alongside renowned artists, Paul Rosenthal, violin; Navah Perlman, piano; Martin Sher, viola; Jia Kim, cello; Zuill Bailey, cello; and Melissa Kraut, cello.
Constance Kaita (BM ’16, Piano) serves as the production coordinator on Emmy award-winning arts television series titled Articulate with Jim Cotter on PBS and has recently been involved in the airing of a segment on performance anxiety featuring former Peabody bass faculty Rob Kesselman and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra titled Under Pressure. Watch the full segment here.