CNSNC Releases The Ocean’s Cry

Album cover of The Ocean's Cry

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), […]

Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Headshots of Evanghelina Ciobanu, Nikolai Klotchkov, Ramilya Saubanova, and Denis Savelyev

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 Releases Debut Album “Poems, Colours, Flames”

Album cover of Poems, Colours, Flames

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 Releases Debut Album

Album cover with the words "Moritz Windelmann Beethoven Lachenmann"

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 Launches Nina Simone Piano Competition

Awadagin Pratt

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 […]

Annie Gill and Andrew Stewart Release New Songs of Love and Hope Album

Album cover Songs of Love and Hope

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.

Leon Fleisher Memorial Service Nov. 7

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

Michael Delfín Awarded Second Prize in Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition

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 […]