DMA student Young-Ah Tak will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra on November 9th at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla. In June 2010, Young-Ah served as a judge for the Lee University Piano Competition in Tennessee and gave a master class at Lee University. She currently serves as an assistant professor of piano at Southeastern University in Florida as she continues to complete her doctoral studies with Leon Fleisher.
Min-Kuei Yang, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Alexander Shtarkman, was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, which took place Sept. 17-19. She also received a jurors’ award for the Best Performance of Chopin.
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.