Lydia Bunn (MM ’09, Viola) recently won the co-principal viola position with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico.
Faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola, was one of seven Conservatory faculty members interviewed for an article in Strings Magazine, 7 Teachers Offer Insight on a Successful College-Level String-Study Experience. In the story she says, “I believe the most successful partnership between student and teacher occurs when the impetus for growth comes from the student. As a teacher, I can then provide guidance, information, ideas, and support.”
Alexandra Takasugi (GPD ’17, Viola) has recently won a position in the Virginia Symphony viola section. The Virginia Symphony is at the center of the Hampton Roads arts community and serves as a cultural cornerstone for the region. Each year, the orchestra presents a series of classics, pops and family concerts in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. In addition, Virginia Symphony’s educational and outreach programs touch the lives throughout the community through lectures, presentations, in-school-residences, master classes, open rehearsals, student performances, collaborations with other organizations, and an array of community engagement programs.
Yellow Barn Music Festival will host many Peabody alumni and faculty artists on their 2017 faculty, including: Kim Kashkashian (BM ’73, Viola), Michael Kannen, Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition), Seth Knopp, Maria Lambros, Violaine Melançon, William Sharp, and former Conservatory faculty member Christopher Theofanidis. Yellow Barn Music Festival is an international center for chamber music that encourages discovery in the studio, classroom, and concert hall; explores the craft of musical interpretation; and illuminates our world through the unique experience of music. Twice awarded the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, Yellow Barn’s innovative approach to lifelong education for musicians and audiences, commitment to quality and a unified aesthetic, and programs that focus listeners in new ways, set it apart from any other chamber music center in the country.
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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