Faculty

Tracy Chang

Taiwanese soprano Hsin- Mei Tracy Chang had won many competitions in Taiwan before she came to the States in 2011; among those are National Taiwan Culture Cup Competition, New Art Musician Competition, Ty-Zan Hsiao Art Song Competition, and National Taiwan Normal University Concerto Competition. She is also the scholarship recipient of the Rotary Club of Taipei, [...]

By | July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Yu-Wen Chiu

Taiwanese Pianist Yu-Wen Chiu started playing piano when she was six years old. Since then, she has had the opportunity to learn from many great pianists throughout the world and has been praised for her poetic, sophisticated playing. Ms. Chiu received her Master of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York City where [...]

By | September 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Yu-Wen Chiu

Shinok Chung

Seoul native Shinok Chung is a jazz singer, pianist, and composer. She specializes in many genres of music, from Korean traditional folk music, to classical, to jazz. In her original compositions, she draws on Korean sensibilities, melding the beauty of the Korean language with jazz harmonics, rhythm, and phrasing. In 2010 she released her debut album, Ocean Lullaby, on the Japanese label Shinseido/Omagatoki, which praised Ms. [...]

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Szymon Czerniak

American born Polish pianist, Szymon Czerniak, has been hailed for his “brilliant technique, extraordinary energy, and strength in interpretation (Kourier Szczecinski).” Most recently, Szymon was awarded a Cultural Arts Scholarship by the Koszczisko Foundation in New York to study in Poland under the direction of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where he [...]

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Jakob Dreyer

German born Jakob Dreyer started playing piano when he was 4 years old. He received classical training as a piano player until he switched to bass at age 13. Among his teachers were John Patitucci, Mike Richmond and Anders Jormin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Music an Drama Hamburg [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Jakob Dreyer

Elham Fanous

Elham Fanous is the leading Afghan pianist of his generation. His life’s work is to embody a positive face of Afghanistan’s future and to provide hope to artists living under threats to their creative expression all around the world. Elham has performed as a soloist on U.S. State Department-sponsored appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Elham Fanous

Allegra Fisher

Allegra Fisher has been teaching students of all ages to play the piano since 2001. A student of Daniel Jackson, Julie Rivers, and James Rivers, Allegra completed her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance Suma Cum Laude at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, then completed two Master of Arts degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary. She deeply [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Allegra Fisher

Sebastian Forster

Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Sebastián Forster made his international debut with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra on April 28, 1997, at the Concertgebouw's main hall, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #23 and conducted by Jaap Van Zweden (currently principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic). This concert invitation was recorded live on BMG’s prestige Victor Red Seal label and launched [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Mirta Gomez

Mirta Gomez received her early piano training from her mother in her native Cuba.She continued her musical education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School in New York City. Ms. Gomez's recent performances include recitals at the Leo S. Bing Auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum in Los Angeles,CA, and the [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Mirta Gomez

Gandhi Gonzalez

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on March 6 of 1984. Influenced by his father and family into the world of music, at a young age Gandhi started taking piano and music theory lessons in the prestigious Dina Music Education School (1990‐1994). Later on, he decided to study Drums in addition to Piano and joined in [...]

By | August 7th, 2016|0 Comments