Lavena (MM ’13, Cello) released her debut album “in your hands” on March 26, 2021. The album includes world premiere recordings of works by Bryce Dessner, Gemma Peacocke, and Jessie Montgomery as well as works by Caroline Shaw, Ted Hearne, and Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) and features artists William Herzog and Jeff Stern (MM ’14, Percussion).
Joel Dallow (BM ’94, Cello) launched the podcast “The Cello Sherpa” focused on the journey from intermediate musician to the professional stage. Through interviews with experts, the podcast will cover many topics for all musicians including: audition advice, dealing with nerves and anxiety, how to stay healthy, selecting the right teacher, finding the perfect instrument, gig contracts, and more. The inaugural episode is an interview with world renowned cellist Steven Isserlis.
Distinguished Visiting Artist Midori is among this year’s Kennedy Center honorees to receive the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. The Honors events are scheduled to be held May 17- 22, 2021 with a gala broadcast to CBS on June 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm ET.
Daniel Kazez (MM ’82, Cello) recently launched a redesigned version of InTune, an iPhone app designed to improve and test intonation. The app has been a top-10 music app in 70 countries.