Lan Zhang (BM ’17, Violin) was featured as a student spotlight during his time at the Aspen Music Festival this summer.
Symphony Number One has been named the 2019 Grand Prize winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance. The American Prize recognized the Baltimore group for its 2017-18 season which included 11 concerts, a fourth album, three major world premieres, a hip-hop collaboration, the music of Dan Deacon, 20 total new compositions, and a performance at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017. The group has also announced its fifth season, “BRIDGES,” which will feature a partnership with Morgan State University and music by Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) throughout 2019-20.
Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was appointed the music director for CityMusic Cleveland. Peled will begin his duties soon, conducting the first concerts of their 2019-20 season on October 17. His new appointment was highlighted in The Strad. Peled was also recently interviewed on KUAF’s show Of Note with Katy Henriksen about his new recordings of the Bach cello suites on the Casal’s cello.
Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was listed as one of the 10 Summer 2019 Cello Concerts on String Ovation for his upcoming concert on August 29 in Bethlehem N.H. The concert is a part of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation’s Sounds in the Sanctuary Friday Concert Series, and Peled and pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera will perform selections from Bach, Cassado, and Strauss.
Preparatory students performed well at the Rockville Competition. Elena Shih, Liana Kai, and Ryan Kim, cellos, are all students of Alicia Ward all performed on Friday, May 24, in the Winners Recital. It took place at Montgomery College in the Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. Peabody alum Xuan Song (MM ‘19, Piano) also performed. The competition took place on Sunday, May 19.