Vernon Cherrix (BM ’66, Piano) was inducted into the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame in a ceremony in New York in October. The award recognizes the “most committed and passionate piano educators” was given to 44 teachers.
CNSNC (Consonance) Collective – Zach Gulaboff Davis (DMA ’19, Composition), Daniel Despins (MM ’20, Composition), Bobby Ge (MM’ 20, Composition), DMA candidate in composition Seo Yoon Soyoona Kim, and Gu Wei (DMA ’20, Composition) – released their second album, The Ocean’s Cry, on June 21. A collaboration with Peabody musicians Ben Giroux (BM ’21, Percussion), […]
Symphony orchestras have started adding the late Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk’s Melody in A Minor to their concert programs to acknowledge the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The short piece, which appeared as theme music in a 1980s Soviet film, became popularly known as the “spiritual hymn” of Ukraine over the ensuing decades. It’s the […]
Jerfi Aji’s (DMA ’11, Piano Performance) debut album “Poems, Colours, Flames” was recently released under the Vermeer label. The album consists of selected works by the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, a “chronicle” ranging from his early opus to one of his last works for piano, the cataclysmic Vers la flamme (Toward the Flame). The album […]
Moritz Winkelmann (GPD ’11, MM ’14, Piano) released his debut album for häenssler CLASSIC on February 4, 2022. The album features the three last piano sonatas by Beethoven as well as Cradle Music and Marche fatale by Helmut Lachenmann. Winkelmann’s album was reviewed by the Luxembourg magazine, Pizzicato. The album is available for streaming on […]
Awadagin Pratt (PC ’89, Piano; PC ’89, Violin; GPD ’92, Conducting) won a $100,000 grant from the Sphinx Organization to start the Nina Simone Piano Competition which will feature African American pianists and will debut in the summer of 2023. The competition will be presented every two years in collaboration with the Art of the […]
Moritz Winkelmann (GPD ’11, MM ’14, Piano), a former student of Leon Fleisher, has been appointed full professor for piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim, Germany, as of this fall. He has previously served on the faculties of the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany as well as the […]
Annie Gill (GPD ’08, Voice), in partnership with Andrew Stewart (MM ’02, Piano), released a new recording titled Songs of Love and Hope. Their album was released on November 13, 2021 and features 32 tracks of vocal and piano collaboration. Songs of Love and Hope is available on all streaming platforms.
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University honors this singular artist and long-time member of the Conservatory faculty with a free, virtual: Leon Fleisher Memorial Service on November 7, 2021, beginning at 2:00 pm at peabody.jhu.edu/live.
Michael Delfín (BM ’14, Piano; KSAS BA ’14, History) was awarded joint second prize in the Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition on August 7 (there was no first prize awarded). Sponsored by the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, the Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition (formerly SEHKS International Harpsichord Competition) has […]