Taylor Tin, a GPD student studying viola with Victoria Chiang, has been invited to participate in the inaugural 2017 Youth Music Culture Guangdong. YMCG is organized by the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Xinghai Concert Hall and Yo-Yo Ma, a Peabody Distinguished Artist Council member, serves as artistic director.
Zachary Gulaboff Davis, doctoral student studying with faculty artist Michael Hersch, won Chamber Music Amici’s 2016 Composition Competition with his composition Piano Trio #1. He received a $1,000 commission for the world premiere of his new work, Piano Quintet No.1, by Chamber Music Amici on Monday, April 17 at the Richard E. Wildish Theater in Springfield, Oregon.
DMA candidate Xiao-Hui Yang, a piano student of Boris Slutsky, won the gold medal at the 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition at Loyola University. Re Zhang, a graduate student of Boris Slutsky, won the silver medal. They were awarded cash prizes, solo recitals, and performance opportunities with various orchestras including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) will perform on Friday, September 23 at New York’s Symphony Space, presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society.
Jiaoyang Xu, student of Amit Peled, has been invited to attend the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival as a fellow. In addition to participating in master classes and workshops with festival artists, Ms. Xu will be part of the mass cello ensemble – consisting of over 100 cellists – performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The festival is presented by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on May 13-22. More information about the festival can be found at http://piatigorskyfestival.usc.edu/.