Erica Peel, piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2017, joins the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. An orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, and teacher, Peel is praised for her effortless and authentic performances as both flutist and piccoloist. More…
Doris Hall-Gulati (BM ‘85, Clarinet) was the clarinet soloist on the Grammy-award winning recording of Lansing McLoskey’s oratorio Zealot Canticles, which was recorded by The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally. Hall-Gulati is currently an artist in residence at Franklin and Marshall College and principal clarinet in the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Opera Philadelphia. She is also a member of Trio Clavino which has been twice awarded a Fulbright-Heys grant to perform and teach in China. She will be recording again with The Crossing in March and June of 2019.
Curtis Bannister (GPD ’10, Voice); Tae Ho Hwang (MM ’18, Saxophone); Kate Jackman (MM ’11, Voice); and the L’abri Trio, comprised of DMA candidates Bonghee Lee, piano, Kenny Baik, saxophone, and Mauricio Rey Gallego, cello, will perform at the 22nd annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on Saturday, March 23, at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. They are participating in the Rising Star Performing Arts Competition, the winner of which will be determined by a popular vote. One of these finalists will win a $5,000 cash prize.
Woodwinds chair Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, serves on the jury of two competitions this month: Royal Conservatory’s Concerto Competition in Toronto, Canada and the Chicago Symphony Young Artists Competition.
Steven Finley (BM ’78, Flute), president of Flute FX in Boston, returned to Peabody this fall to judge the Yale Gordon Competition and give lectures in both the Conservatory and Preparatory.