Faculty

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 [...]

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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. [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Shinok Chung

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Kevin Hull

Kevin Hull is a California-born pianist, songwriter, performer, and educator who has been living and working in NYC since Summer 2018. Prior to this, he spent a year teaching and performing in the Himalayan country of Bhutan and has performed in Europe and Asia. Kevin specializes in classical music, but also loves to play musical theatre [...]

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Julian Jimenez Ruiz

Julian Jimenez Ruiz is guitarist, composer, arranger and educator born in Cordoba, Spain. He studied in the British School of Cordoba, recently lauded as one of the best international high schools in Spain by various Rankings. It was there where he started to learn music in a local music school, and decided to pursue his passion [...]

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Helena Kay

Helena is a New York based musician and teacher. She grew up in Perth, Scotland and moved to London in 2012 to begin studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2016 with a First Class in BMus Jazz (Hons) and receiving the Anjool Malde Jazz Prize for the highest jazz final recital [...]

By | May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Helena Kay