Raves for BU Student’s Symphony Debut

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BRANDON, MB – The review reads, “The audience was smitten with pianist Matthew Peavoy” – high praise for a first year music student from Brandon University (BU) debuting with the Red Deer Symphony.

BU Student Matthew PeavoyPeavoy performed the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in Alberta after winning the Symphony’s concerto competition. The Red Deer Advocate noted he “proved to be a fluid soloist capable of bringing out the delicate lyricism of this buoyant composition”.

“I felt fantastic, really happy,” says Peavoy. “Playing with an orchestra is what I want to do and I really felt at home with them during this performance. “

Peavoy, originally from Red Deer, previously performed with the city’s Symphony in 2008 as a 14 year old classical accordionist. He entered BU last fall, choosing the School of Music because of its strong national reputation.

School of Music Dean, Dr. Michael Kim, says he has the pleasure of teaching Peavoy. “We are very proud of Matthew, and are very happy to share in his successes. Our warmest congratulations to him on this great achievement!”

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Dr. Michael Kim
Dean, School of Music
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Communications Officer


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