Dr. Katherine A. Okesson (BM ’99, Violin) has been hired as the new Director of Suzuki Strings and Orchestral Studies for the Sedona Charter School, in Sedona, Arizona.
Bridge Records releases The Tattooed Stranger: Historic Soundtrack Recordings (1946-195) by Alan Shulman (’26, Cello). These soundtrack recordings have been restored and are being issued for the first time.
The winners have been announced for the 2020-21 Marbury Undergraduate Violin Competition at the Peabody Conservatory. Ran Huo (pictured) was awarded first prize and Hanyu Feng was awarded second prize.
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.