Daniel Levitov, Preparatory cello faculty member, was featured in a three-page spread in The Strad’s November issue in the Technique section.
Alan Mao (pictured) and Andy Yoon, Preparatory piano students of Hyun-Sook Park, were both accepted into the final round of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in their age categories. Mao won Best Performance of Work by Karol Szymanowski and honorable mention in his category.
Maya Sauder, a Preparatory cello student of Daniel Levitov, auditioned and was accepted to participate in a master class featuring cellists from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The master class will be given by Principal Cello Jerry Grossman, Assistant Principal Joel Noyes, Julia Bruksin, and Kari Jane Docter. Sauder will perform the first movement of the Elgar Cello Concerto. The master class will take place online on Sunday, October 11 at 4:00 pm, and is free and open to the public. Stauder was also selected to perform for Dara Morales, Associate Principal Second Violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra in a master class on Sunday, October 18.
Ankush Bahl, who serves as the conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra, has been named music director of Omaha Symphony to start in August 2021. He will replace Thomas Wilkins, who has been with the symphony for nearly 15 years.
Lori Şen, adjunct Peabody Preparatory voice faculty, and her roommate surprise Washington, D.C., area park goers by singing arias on their walks during quarantine. They were highlighted in a Washington Post story.