Boris Slutsky visited Shanghai Conservatory in May with fellow faculty artists Victoria Chiang, Alan Stepansky, Keng-Yuen Tseng, and Peabody Director Jeffrey Sharkey. The group also included GPD candidates Hana Morford, viola, and Julie Ahn, violin; AD candidate Marie-Eve Poupart, violin; and alumnae Kathryn Kilian (BM ’10, Violin) and Jiaying Joanna Wang (BM ’10, Violin). They performed at the Conservatory and in the Shanghai Concert Hall, where the concert was televised throughout Shanghai city area and later throughout China.
On July 20, faculty artist Marian Hahn performed in the Tuesday Carnegie Chamber Series at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., as part of the Eastern Music Festival, where she is a visiting artist.
Christopher Atzinger’s (DMA ’05) second full length CD featuring the music of Brahms was recently released on the MSR Classics label. In addition to two solo works, the disc includes a performance of the Variations on a Theme of Haydn for two pianos featuring Kathryn Ananda-Owens (MM ’93, DMA ’98). Atzinger also recently joined the roster of Parker Artists, New York.
Washington García (MM ’98, DMA ’03) founded and directed the first Texas State International Piano Festival. The festival, which took place June 5-13 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, also featured Julian Martin (BM ’72, AD ’77) and Boris Slutsky, chair of the Peabody Piano department, on its faculty.
Alumna Jenny Lin (AD ’98, Piano) took part in an interactive project devised by New York Times blogger Jason Freeman. Freeman, an assistant professor at the Center for Music Technology at Georgia Tech, created four open scores for piano etudes and invited his readers to submit their interpretations of the scores. Lin then performed a selection of the entries, videos of which are posted to the Times website.
Compose Your Own, Part 2, The Score, 5/24/10