Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks, a book and CD composed and illustrated by Margi Griebling-Haig, has been released by the husband and wife Vecchione/Erdahl Duo—Rolf Erdahl (DMA ’94, Double Bass) and Carrie Vecchione, oboe and English Horn.
Cellist Dmitry Volkov, an Artist Diploma candidate studying with Amit Peled, was awarded first prize in Peabody’s Yale Gordon Competition, held on Feb. 15. He will perform the Shostakovich Cello Concerto in E-flat major with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra next season. Second prize was shared by violinists Nikita Borisevich, a student of Victor Danchenko, and Colin Sorgi, a student of Herbert Greenberg, both of whom are Graduate Performance Diploma candidates.
Dmitry Volkov, a cello student of Amit Peled, was awarded first prize in the 2012 Yale Gordon Competition for orchestral bowed strings. Volkov will play the Shostakovich Cello Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 107 with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra next season, and a recital on the Homewood campus.
Violinists Nikita Borisevich, a student of Victor Danchenko, and Colin Sorgi, a student of Herbert Greenberg, shared second prize.
Judges for the competition were Natalia Khoma (cello, College of Charleston), Boris Galitsky (violin, Paris Conservatory), and Kurt Muroki (bass, SUNY Stony Brook).
The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo, Rolf Erdahl (DMA ’94, Double Bass) and his wife, Carrie Vecchione, oboe, will present 84 performances across Minnesota in 2012-13 thanks to a Minn. State Arts Board Arts Tour Minnesota Grant for recitals and education programs in concert series, libraries, schools and hospitals across Minn., and an MRAC Arts Learning Grant to present their Pages of Music educational series to senior centers and residences in the Twin Cities area of Minn.
Works by first-year students in the Drawing II class taught by Trudi Ludwig Johnson at the Maryland Institute College of Art will be on view on the 4th floor of Peabody’s Leakin Hall through mid-February. The students created the works in response to a lecture-performance by faculty artist Paul Johnson, double bass.