Professor Amit Peled, cello, released a new recording of Franz Schubert’s String Trio in B-Flat major and String Quintet in C major with the Aviv Quartet on the Naxos label. Described as one of the most compelling and moving works in the chamber music canon, the quintet stands as the summation of Schubert’s writing for chamber forces.
Andrew Bohman (BM ’20, Composition), Colin Sorgi (BM ’09, GPD ’13, Violin), and David Sexton (BM ’19, Voice; BM ’20, Recording Arts) were interviewed this story in The Baltimore Sun, More than ‘just turning on a camera’: How some of Baltimore’s liveliest classical music livestreams are made, which examined the skills musicians need to live stream concerts.
Bridge Records, founded by David Starobin (BM ’73, Guitar) with Becky Starobin (BM ’73, Violin) as president, released a new CD, A Lad’s Love, a solo recording debut of Brian Giebler, tenor.
Ryo Usami (BM ’17, Violin), who studied with Violaine Melançon, won a position with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Auditions were held in early March 2020, just before the quarantine.
Nicholas Bentz (BM ’17, Composition, Violin; MM ’18, Violin) was awarded the American Prize in Composition for orchestral music, student division, for his piece A Cosmos in Stone, Respawning, commissioned by the Charleston Symphony.