Preparatory soprano Laura Stanell, who studies with Carol Cavey-Miles, was the first place winner for the Senior Division for voice in the AAMS International Competition, a unique competition for Elementary, Middle and High School Students held on Saturday, October 27, in Bethesda Maryland. On November 4, she participated in the Schmidt Vocal Competition in New York, where she was selected as a Finalist and also named Best Sophomore.
Preparatory voice faculty artist Daniel Neer sings French Soldier #1 in the Washington National Opera production of Silent Night by Conservatory faculty artist Kevin Puts, which opens on Saturday, November 10, in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. There will be a number of other performances throughout November, and before each performance will be opera insights that take patrons behind the scenes of the opera.
Director of Graduate Conducting Marin Alsop and Preparatory alumna and member of Peabody’s Distinguished Artist Council Hilary Hahn were listed in Slipped Disc’s Most Powerful Women in US Music list.
Preparatory violin student Olivia Chen, a student of Herbert Greenberg and member of the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program, has won second place in the Second Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition, which was held in Budapest from July 23-28, 2018. This is a major international competition for pre-college violinists, with an international jury. Chen competed in the third age group.
Preparatory piano student Eric Lin and his partner Carter Johnson tied for second place in the One-Piano, Four Hands Ensemble category in the 2018 New York International Piano Competition. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Manhattan School of Music on Friday evening, June 22. Prizes and awards totaling $50,000 were presented.