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Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, AD ‘18, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) are the Beijing Guitar Duo, and they are giving an Australian tour which was reviewed in The Australian and Limelight, Australia’s Classical Music and Arts Magazine. In the three remaining dates of their tour, they will visit Melbourne on August 16, Sydney on August 17, and Canberra on August 20. For more information on their tour, visit the Beijing Guitar Duo website.
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Preparatory violin student Olivia Chen, a student of Herbert Greenberg and member of the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program, has won second place in the Second Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition, which was held in Budapest from July 23-28, 2018. This is a major international competition for pre-college violinists, with an international  jury. Chen competed in the third age group.
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Baritone Rob McGinness (MM ’17, Voice) will make his Kennedy Center debut as the baritone soloist in the Brahms’ A German Requiem in November. The performance will be with the Washington Chorus, and will also feature Benjamin Britten’s Ballad of Heroes. The concert will take place on November 18, at 2:00 pm, at the Kennedy Center.
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Molly Wilkens-Reed (MM ‘18, Viola Performance/Pedagogy) has accepted a job with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as Director of the Virginia Tech String Project and Music Elective Instructor.
9 days ago |
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Claudia Friedlander (MM ‘95, Clarinet, Voice) released her first book, Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, anatomy, and Fitness, in June.  Friedlander, a voice teacher and fitness trainer based in New York City, has pioneered the concept of sport-specific training for singers and adapted principles of biomechanics and motor learning to accelerate progress in the voice studio. Complete Vocal Fitness presents her knowledge and expertise in a comprehensive, accessible format. With more than 100 hand-drawn anatomical illustrations and photographs, Complete Vocal Fitness offers singers of all styles and skill levels the tools to More…
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Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, has been teaching at the Manchester Music Festival this summer, and was featured in a video for the festival. In it, one of his masterclasses is featured and he talks about his work at Peabody.
11 days ago |
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Charlene Kluegel (MM ‘11, GPD ‘12, Violin) has been announced as a North American Featured Artist with Larsen Strings. She studied with Pamela Frank during her time at Peabody.
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Liberal arts faculty member Dr. Jelena Runic conducted a guest workshop at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on July 3. On that occasion, she gave a training titled “Abstract Writing: English as a Foreign Language Workshop,“ aimed at researchers of all levels and disciplines from the University of Banja Luka.
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Carlos Bandera (MM ’17, Composition) was awarded the 2018 Underwood Commission from the American Composers Orchestra (ACO). This is is a $15,000 commission for a work to be premiered by ACO in a future season. Bandera won the top prize with his work Lux in Tenebris. He was also recently interviewed by the Maryland News Network about the many things happening in his career.
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José Manuel Lezcano (BM ’81, Guitar) performed a solo recital on June 29, 2018 of Iberoamerican works for guitar, at Convento de San Agusti, by invitation of the Barcelona Festival of Song.  He also rehearsed and performed with student and professional singers at the festival, which is dedicated to the performance and dissemination of art-songs in Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and indigenous American languages. Dr. Lezcano was also invited to give a lecture recital at the international Animamusic Congresso de Organologia, in Caldas de Reinha, Portugal, July 7, 2018; “The Guitar in Spain: Musical Reflections of More…
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