Bergamot Quartet Releases In the Brink

Album cover of In the Brink

Bergamot Quartet, comprised of Ledah Finck (BM ’16, MM ‘18, Violin); Sarah Thomas (BM ’17, MM ’19 Violin); Amy Huimei Tan (GPD ’20, Viola); and Irène Han (MM ’18, Cello), released its first full length recording title In the Brink on May 6, 2022.

Holly Nelson Awarded Presser Foundation 2021-2022 Graduate Music Award

Headshot of Holly Nelson

Holly Nelson, a second-year DMA student of Vadim Gluzman, was awarded the Presser Foundation’s 2021-22 Graduate Music Award. The Presser Award program is designed to encourage and support in a special way the advanced education and career of truly exceptional graduate music students who have the potential to make a distinguished contribution to the field […]

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 […]

Jacqueline Audas Wins First Place Prize in Yale Gordon Competition for Strings

Jacqueline Audas

Violin student Jacqueline Audas won 1st place in Peabody’s Yale Gordon Competition for Strings. Audas will enjoy a $1,500 cash prize, a solo performance with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in 2022-23, and a recital on the Shriver Hall Concert Series Discovery Series in April 2022. Cello student Sunnat Ibragimov won 2nd place, and violin student […]

Ingolfsson and Stoupel Release New Album

Violin Professor Judith Ingolfsson and pianist Vladimir Stoupel of Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel released an album of works by Karol Rathaus, Heinz Tiessen, and Paul Arma through Naxos. The sonatas by Tiessen and Arma were recorded for the first time.

Nicholas Bentz Selected for Wigmore Hall’s Lockdown Commissions Scheme

Wigmore Hall announced Nicholas Bentz (BM ’17, Composition, Violin; MM ’18, Violin) has been select for its Lockdown Commissions Scheme. Each composer selected will write music reflecting their individual experience which will will be premiered at Wigmore Hall over the next four years.

Midori Named a Kennedy Center Honoree


Distinguished Visiting Artist Midori is among this year’s Kennedy Center honorees to receive the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. The Honors events are scheduled to be held May 17- 22, 2021 with a gala broadcast to CBS on June 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm ET.

Kevin Huang Performs with China Philharmonic Orchestra

Violin student Yanxiong Kevin Huang performed with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in the closing concert of the 23rd Beijing Music Festival conducted by Yu Long. Huang, concert master of the China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, performed “You and Me” by Qigang Chen. Huang is a sophomore in the studio of Herbert Greenberg.