DMA Candidate in violin, Yonatan Grinberg, DMA candidate in viola, Sarah Lowenstein (BM ’08, MM ’10, Viola), Jacques-Pierre Malan (GPD ’12, MM ’16, Cello; GPD ’13, Chamber Music), and Kevin Smith will be featured in Gordon Mill’s Chamber Encounters Concert Series, directed by Yonatan Grinberg, in a program titled Dawn of the Quartet on December 6 in Owings Mills, Md.
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The Chamber Music Society of Maryland, with DMA conducting student Michael Repper as managing director, will present several Peabody alumni as part of its 2016-17 concert season. Alon Goldstein (GPD ’95, MM ’96, Piano) will perform on October 9; Peabody student Junhong Kuong, guitar, winner of the Yale Gordon Competition, on March 26; Reinecke Youth Fellows (Preparatory students Grace Carney and Luka Stefanovic) in Concert on April 30; and Greg Luce (BM ’07, Viola) with the Aeolus String Quartet on May 28. The concerts take place at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church.
Peter Kwon (BM ’11, MM ’13, Violin) has joined the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, Calif., as conductor of the string orchestra and faculty of chamber music coaching in the Instrumental Music Conservatory. Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) established in 1987, and this premier public charter school currently serves over 2,100 students in grades 7-12 from more than 115 cities throughout Southern California. Mr. Kwon studied with Herbert Greenberg for violin and CJ Chang for viola.
William Neri (BM ’13, Viola) was featured in the Aspen Music Festival and School program’s student spotlight. Mr. Neri is in his fourth summer studying at the AMFS, where he’s a recipient of a Vincent Wilkinson Scholarship and studies with artist-faculty member Victoria Chiang, with whom he also studied while at Peabody.
Travis Baird (MM ’12, Viola) launched dynamicmusicteacher.com, an online resource for music teachers and performers, featuring research-based, actionable tools for musician wellness, performance preparation, and teaching innovation.