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Piano

MengChiehLiu smallMeng-Chieh Liu, Session II - A recipient of the 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Meng-Chieh Liu first made headlines in 1993 as a 21-year-old student, when he substituted for André Watts at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with three hours’ notice.Read full bio…

 

Violin

Ida Kavafian SmallIda Kavafian, Session I – Internationally acclaimed as a violist as well as violinist, Ida Kavafian is an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio. She performs as a soloist; in recital with her sister, Ani; as a guest with distinguished ensembles; and as artistic director of Music from Angel Fire in New Mexico. She is founder of the Bravo! Colorado festival and cofounder of the chamber ensembles Tashi and Opus One.Read full bio…


joseph silverstein smallJoseph Silverstein, Session II – A 1950 Curtis graduate, Joseph Silverstein began his musical studies with his father, Bernard. He continued with Josef Gingold, and, at Curtis, studied with Efrem Zimbalist and Veda Reynolds. He then held positions with the orchestras of Houston, Philadelphia, and Denver before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1955 as its youngest player.Read full bio…


Viola

brett-deubner smallBrett Deubner, Master Class and Concert with Amanda Harberg, Piano – July 25 – Brett Deubner, one of this generation’s most accomplished violists, has inspired worldwide critical acclaim for his powerful intensity and sumptuous tone. The Strad noted Brett Deubner’s playing for it’s “infectious capriciousness” while the Fanfare Magazine reviewed his most recent recording of Andrew Rudin’s concerto on the Centaur label with equal praise. Read full bio…


Conducting


joseph silverstein smallJoseph Silverstein, Session II – A 1950 Curtis graduate, Joseph Silverstein began his musical studies with his father, Bernard. He continued with Josef Gingold, and, at Curtis, studied with Efrem Zimbalist and Veda Reynolds. He then held positions with the orchestras of Houston, Philadelphia, and Denver before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1955 as its youngest player.Read full bio…


Cello

Peter Wiley smallPeter Wiley, Session I – Cellist, Peter Wiley enjoys a prolific career as a performer and teacher. He is a member of the piano quartet, Opus One, a group he co-founded in 1998 with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian and violist Steven Tenenbom…Read full bio…


 

Flute

Tadeu Coelho smallTadeu Coelho,  International Flute Institute – Brazilian-born artist/flutist Tadeu Coelho joined the University North Carolina School of the Arts in 2002. He has taught at the University of Iowa and at the University of New Mexico as well as a visiting professor at the Ino Mirkovich Music Academy in Croatia Read full bio…


Oboe

scott bell and larry allen - smallScott Bell with Larry Allen, Session I- Scott Bell holds the Mr. and Mrs. William E. Rinehart endowed oboe chair with the Pittsburgh Symphony of which he has been a member since 1992. Having starting playing the oboe in the public school band program in Fairfield, Iowa, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with celebrated oboist, John Mack.Read full bio…


 

Bassoon

william short smallWilliam Short, Session II – Bassoonist William Short was recently appointed Principal Bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He previously served in the same capacity with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Houston Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra.Read full bio…


Trombone

Mark-Kellogg-smallMark Kellogg, Session I – Mark Kellogg is Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Brass Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music. A faculty member since 1991, Mr. Kellogg teaches trombone, euphonium, alto trombone, and jazz trombone, and coordinates the brass chamber music program. An active performer, he also holds the position of Principal Trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.Read full bio…


New York PhilharmonicColin Williams, Session II – Colin Williams joined the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Trombone in September 2014. He previously served as principal trombone of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, for 12 seasons, and principal trombone of the San Antonio Symphony, for three seasons Read full bio…


Tuba & Euphonium Institute


Don_HarryDon Harry, Session II – Don Harry received the Bachelor’s degree and Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. His principal teachers include William Rose, principal tuba of the Houston Symphony, William Bell, Indiana University, Harvey Phillips, Indiana University and Joseph Novotny, New York Philharmonic Read full bio…

Phil Giampietro-smallPhil Giampietro, Session II – Originally from Cheshire, Connecticut, Phil Giampietro received his M.M. in Euphonium Performance from the University of North Texas, where he studied with world renowned soloist and educator Dr. Brian Bowman. He also holds a dual B.M. Degree in Music Education and Euphonium Performance from Ithaca College  Read full bio…


Voice

Jon-Fredric-West small Jon Fredric West, Sessions I and II -Hailed as “perfectly cast and most vocally convincing Siegfried ever heard in an opera house,” Jon Fredric West has established himself as the world’s foremost interpreter of the title role in Siegfried and Siegfried in Gotterdammerung. He recently sang the roles as part of the complete Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera  Read full bio…