The Peabody Post

International Conservatory Week Festival

Mezzo soprano Yun Kyong Lee (BM ’09, MM ’10), soprano Jennifer Edwards (MM ’09), and guitarist Mark Edwards (MM ’09, Guitar), along with  voice faculty member Vera Danchenko Stern, piano, represented Peabody at the Tenth International Conservatory Week Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The singers performed with composer and pianist Lori Laitman, a Peabody National Advisory Council member who was the festival’s Distinguished Guest Composer. The festival, held from October 22-29, also included performances by the Morgan State University Choir led by Eric Conway (BM ’85, MM ’87, DMA ’95, Piano).

Following the festival, Lee and Danchenko-Stern presented Laitman’s music in joint recitals at the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnessin Academy of Music.

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