Alumnus wins Great Lakes Guitar Competition

Piotr Pakhomkin (BM ’08, MM ’10), who studied with Manuel Barrueco, took first prize at the Great Lakes Guitar Competition in Rochester, N.Y., and second prize at the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition. On May 24, he headlined the Panama Guitar Encounters Festival, where he taught several master classes.

Ensemble Leonarda at Boston Early Music Festival

The period instrument group Ensemble Leonarda—Susan Hahn Graham (BM ’90, Flute); Rebecca Tinio, violin; David Himmelheber, cello; Nancy Kito, (BM ’91, Organ) harpsichord— along with guest artists Alison Davy, (MM ’95, Voice) soprano, and David Bell (BM ’01, Voice) tenor, will be performing a concert on the Boston Early Music Festival’s Fringe Concert Series on […]

Peled tour with Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic

Faculty artist Amit Peled will perform in a 13-city U.S. tour with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic playing Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 and Victor Herbert’s Concerto No.2.

Jonathan Leshnoff (BM ’95, MM ’97)

Jonathan Leshnoff’s String Quartet No. 3, the “Miller/Kahn” will be unveiled at the Newport Chamber Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on July 20 featuring a string quartet of international all-stars. A flute concerto, commissioned by the family of Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member Bill Nerenberg, was premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Charles Dutoit on Friday, […]

Gary Thomas in DownBeat

DownBeat magazine published an article in its May issue featuring a transcription and analysis of Director of Jazz Studies Gary Thomas’ flute solo on Chiaroscuro, from his 1987 album Seventh Quadrant.

13th Annual French Organ Music Marathon

The 13th Annual French Organ Music Marathon, held on Sunday, June 5th, at Grace Methodist Church in Baltimore, had a strong Peabody presence. Ten of the 12 performers were past or present Peabody organ students. In addition to faculty member Donald Sutherland, performers were Marvin Mills, Michael Britt, Preparatory organ faculty member Samuel Springer, Richard […]

Cristobal Gajardo (BM ’11)

Cristobal Gajardo (BM ’11) was invited for the second time to participate in the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival in Germany. Gajardo will play chamber music and participate in the orchestra of the festival from June to August. The concert schedule includes the cities of: Granada(Spain), Berlin, Kiel, Lübeck, Hamburg, Usedom (Germany) and Salzburg (Austria). The […]

Aaron Brant (GPD ’04, Horn)

Aaron Brant (GPD ’04, Horn) has been appointed to the principal horn position of the Dayton Philharmonic permanently, after serving as acting principal horn in the 2010-2011 season.

MM student residency

Master of Music candidate Mary-Lacey Rogers, a student of Stanley Cornett, will be an opera administration resident artist with the Minnesota Opera for the next two years, starting in August. She will be a member of the Minnesota Opera Chorus and considered for supporting roles.

MM student residency

Master of Music candidate Mary-Lacey Rogers, a student of Stanley Cornett, will be an opera administration resident artist with the Minnesota Opera for the next two years, starting in August. She will be a member of the Minnesota Opera Chorus and considered for supporting roles.