Monthly Archives: May 2017


The Solti Foundation U.S. Announces Eighth Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and Award Grant Increase

Evanston, IL – Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, announced today the Foundation’s eighth grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, to Christopher Allen, Resident Conductor for Cincinnati Opera. Also announced was an increase of five thousand dollars to $30,000 in what is […]


Trevino wows in unplanned NDR Radio Hannover concert

When director Markus Poschner fell ill before a performance in early May, Robert Trevino (CAA, ’12) stepped in and led the orchestra in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 2 and Bruckner’s Third Symphony. Despite the challenge, Trevino rose to the occasion, drawing praise from the ensemble and reviewers alike. According to BroadwayWorld.com, The NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover‘s general […]


Joseph Young named Peabody Institute’s artistic director of ensembles

Joseph Young (CAA, ’15) has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Institute. An alumni of the Peabody Institute, Young will lead the programming and direction of all Peabody Conservatory instrumental ensembles, according to the Peabody Post. “It is an honor for me to join the outstanding artist faculty of […]


Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra names Kirov music director

Stilian Kirov (CAA, ’16) has been named music director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. According to Chicago Classical Review, Kirov was one of five finalists who guest conducted the orchestra as a part of its search. His January performance included works by Rachmaninoff, Ligeti and Kodaly. Kirov is also the music director at Symphony in C in New Jersey and […]