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Achievements & Awards

Jonathan Berger awarded the Rome Prize

Hearty congratulations to Jonathan Berger on being awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome! The Rome Prize is awarded to artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and will provide Jonathan the opportunity to pursue his work while in residence in Rome next year.
Jonathan has also been awarded one of the Robert Bowman Denning Initiative in the Digital Humanities grants and was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow.

Stanford Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition results!

The winner of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Concerto Competition is Vivian Lou, who will be featured soloist for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, at a future orchestral concert. Honorable Mentions go to Charles de Bourcy and Evan Lin. 

The jury for the 2016 Concerto Competition commends all participants for their high level of performance and dedication to making music.


Music faculty Murray Low featured on Grammy-nominated CD

The CD Intercambio by the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, featuring Department of Music faculty Murray Low on piano, has earned a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album. This release highlights the rich African Diaspora cultures of the United States, Cuba, and various Caribbean cousins. | Find out more at the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet website.

Stanford Chamber Chorale — SLSQ – Stanford Chamber Strings Haydn CD qualified for first-round Grammy ballot

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has just qualified the new Haydn CD featuring the Stanford Chamber Chorale, St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Stanford Chamber Strings for the first-round ballot of the current Grammy Award cycle in the following categories: Best Choral Performance, Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance, Best Program Notes (by Music alum Eric Tuan), and Best Engineered, Classical.

Giancarlo Aquilanti's opera "Ángela, Dante y Umbría" premieres in México

Ángela, Dante y Umbría, a new opera composed by Giancarlo Aquilanti (Senior Lecturer and Director of Music Theory at the Department of Music) premiered this week at the Teatro Juárez in Guanajuato, MéxicoÁngela, Dante y Umbría, his fourth opera, is the end product of two years of work, much of that time spent in México.


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