Peabody archivist Matt Testa participated in a panel discussion during the New Music DC Conference. The conference also featured a number of Peabody students and alumni, including, Zach Gulaboff Davis, composition; Cody McVey, composition; Sarah Jane Thomas, violin; Peter Dayton (MM ‘16, Composition); and Katie Procell (MM ‘18, Voice). The conference was presented by District New Music Coalition and took place September 15 and 16 at Georgetown University.
Colin Sorgi (BM ’09, GPD ’13, Violin) will join the viola section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this fall. Sorgi was previously the Concertmaster and Director of Chamber Programs at the National Philharmonic, in residence at the Music Center at Strathmore.
The September issue of Strings Magazine features a number of Peabody faculty. Peabody’s Michael Kannen and the chamber music program are featured in “A Glimpse Into the Future,” for the high level of professional development that is worked into this program, as well as its uniqueness when compared to other similar programs. Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was also featured in an article discussing his new recording, To Brahms With Love, and he is interviewed about the recording process.
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.