Marianna Prjevalskaya ’07MM produced a CD of a piano recital as part of her award for winning the first prize at the Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain in May 2011. The disc features Haydn’s Andante and Variations in F minor, sonatas of Scarlatti, Schumann’s Sonata in F-sharp minor, and Jose Zarate’s Aurgitana.
John Gilbert ’83MM was one of three featured soloists in a recording of 20th-century concerti released on the Sonoluminus label in late September. A violinist, Gilbert was joined by cellist George Work, pianist Dmitri Shteinberg, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in music by Kurt Weill, Jaques Ibert, and Alban Berg.
Ian O’Sullivan ’11MM has recorded a CD of new Hawaiian music for classical guitar. In addition to recording his own music, O’Sullivan commissioned new pieces from several other Hawaiian composers. His original music wasrecently used in a Hawaiian Airlines in-flight video.
Derek Bermel ’89BA collaborated with the chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound on the album Canzonas Americanas, scheduled for release in November on Canteloupe Records. Since 2009, Bermel has been the Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study Princeton’s noted community of scholars.