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.
Preparatory violinist Rishi Shet has organized a benefit concert for children with HIV in his home city of Bengaluru, India. The concert, set to take place on Saturday, June 30, at 6:30 pm in Bengaluru, will benefit Snehagram, a home for children living with HIV who are also orphans. Shet worked with the Bangalore School of Music to put on this concert, which will feature him and other musicians in the area. The concert, titled “String Theory,” will be presented at the Bangalore School of Music.
Peabody Preparatory’s Tuned-In Wind, Brass, and Percussion Congregation traveled to New Orleans, La. June 18-24 to perform and learn with local musicians. The one week immersion into the roots of American Music through performance, composition, and lecture gave students a wide variety of experiences and many different learning opportunities.
An experienced arts executive and educator, Maria Mathieson, has been named the new director of the Peabody Preparatory following a robust national search. As director, she will lead the continued growth of Baltimore’s premier community school for the performing arts, overseeing all aspects of operations and instruction for about 2,000 students. Mathieson comes to Peabody from Levine Music in Washington, D.C., where she has served as head of music education since 2011. Her tenure at Peabody begins on July 16, 2018. More…