Preparatory students Connor Chaikowsky, violin, and Caleb Park, cello, have both been selected to participate in the 2018 Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, which will take place in the Swiss Alps this summer. Connor is a student of Andréa Picard Boecker and Caleb is a student of Alison Wells.
A sought-after soloist hailed for her “remarkable intelligence, musicality, and sense of insight,” Judith Ingolfsson has been appointed to the violin faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Her Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel will visit campus several times as Guest Artists in the 2018-19 academic year and Ingolfsson will begin studio teaching at Peabody in the fall 2019 semester. More…
Shu-Ting Yao (MM ’06, Violin) will perform at An Die Musik in Baltimore on Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 pm. She will appear with her trio, the Yao-Honigberg-Yungen Trio. Together, they will play music by Schubert and Mendelssohn.
Faculty artists Miles Brown, jazz, and Courtney Orlando, director of Now Hear This, will be performing at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 in Zankel Hall. They will perform with their ensemble Alarm Will Sound and feature the music of György Ligeti. In August, Brown will also be giving a presentation and recital at the 6th European Biennial Double Bass Congress and Festival in Lucca, Italy. Brown will present on improvisation strategies over pedal points in jazz standards.
Evelyn Petcher (MM ‘12, Violin) will perform in recital with pianist Hannah Mindeman at An Die Musik Live! on Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 pm. Petcher and Mindeman have been friends and frequent collaborators for 15 years and recently launched their professional duo, Colibri, which with this concert makes its Baltimore debut. The concert will include works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Arvo Pärt. Colibri will also give a creative interactive presentation based on their current repertoire at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s ORCHKids program.