November 15, 2010
Peabody musicians perform at festival in St. Petersburg, Russia
Peabody was represented at the Tenth International Conservatory Week Festival, held Oct. 22–29 in St. Petersburg, Russia, by faculty member Vera Danchenko-Stern, who teaches singing in Russian, and Graduate Performance Diploma candidates Jennifer Edwards (MM ’09, Voice), Mark Edwards (MM ’09, Guitar) and Yun Kyong Lee (BM ’09, MM ’10, Voice).
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 also included performances by the Morgan State University Choir led by Peabody alumnus 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.