Vianden Festival Invited Faculty

 invited faculty for 2015 (subject to change)

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Hal Grossman photoViolin: Hal Grossman

Violinist Hal Grossman has been enthusiastically acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for his “vibrant tone” and “superb technique”. Grand Award Winner of the Lima Young Artist Competition and Silver Medalist of the International Stulberg String Competition, Mr. Grossman also received First Prize Awards at the prestigious International Cleveland Quartet Competition and the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Read more>>

william terwilliger photoViolin: William Terwilliger

Violinist William Terwilliger has enjoyed an exceptionally active and diverse career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher. Read more>>

Sarita Uranovsky_photoViolin: Sarita Uranovsky

Since her concert debut at the age of 15, she has appeared as soloist and in recital on both native and international stages with the Boston UniversityCape Town, Richmondshire, University of Miami and RSAMD Symphony orchestras as well as the Cape Town Baroque Ensemble, among others. She has been concertmaster of the Geminiani de Fallonica (Italy), Boston UniversityUniversity of Miami and RSAMD Symphony orchestras and …Read more>>

GetAttachmentCello: Stefan Kartman

Stefan Kartman is currently Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  In addition to solo performance, he has performed to critical acclaim as cellist of the Kneisel Trio and the Florestan Duo. Read more>>

Susan Lamb Cook photoCello: Susan Lamb Cook

Susan Lamb Cook is an active performer and educator both nationally and internationally.  She is sought after as soloist and chamber musician, and her performances have thrilled audiences throughout Europe, the Far East, and the United States. Read more>>

Wai Cheng, Vivien, piano, photo 3 Piano: Wai Cheng

In recognition of her outstanding achievements in music and in the promotion of Art and Culture, Cheng Wai has been awarded Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2009. Read more>>

Andrew Cooperstock photoPiano: Andrew Cooperstock

Heralded as a “technically impeccable and musically profound” pianist, Andrew Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout six continents and in most of the fifty states. Read more>>

Elena_Rossman_photoPiano: Elena Rossman

Elena Rossman is a well known and widely respected classical music piano teacher and supporter of extraordinarily gifted classical musicians from around the world. Mrs. Rossman studied piano in the former Soviet Union under the leadership of Viktor Afanasiev- a pupil of Professor Heinrich Neuhaus  of the Moscow Conservatory. Read more>>

GetAttachmentPiano: Yin Zheng

Pianist Yin Zheng currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator at the Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys a vibrant career of performing and teaching across Europe, US, and Asia. Natively from shanghai, China, she earned degrees from both Royal Conservatory of Brussels and from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in the U.S. Read more>>

Raymond Feener - photoVoice: Raymond Feener

A native of Bremen, Ohio, Raymond has performed throughout the United States, Holland, Austria, and Italy. Raymond made his professional stage debut in 1995 with the Columbus Light Opera as Giuseppe in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Read more>>

Pamela Hinchman- photoVoice: Pamela Hinchman

Soprano Pamela Hinchman has received universal critical acclaim since named one of Musical America’s “Young Artists to Watch.” She has performed with opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the world including San Francisco Opera where she was an Adler Fellow and sang Adele in Die Fledermaus. Read more>>>

jean macphail photoVoice: Jean MacPhail

Born and trained in Canada, Jean MacPhail has also performed and studied abroad in the United States, England and Italy. Her Professors were Robert Weede, Vera Rosza, Luigi Ricci, Daniel Ferro and Irene Jessner. She has performed for the BBC, the CBC, the English National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company as well as the TSO, the NAC and the Calgary Philharmonic. Read more>>>


Carlos Montané made his professional debut in 1961 at age 23, singing the role of the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto with the Cuban National Opera. In 1963, Montané won the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions in Boston and went to the finals at the Metropolitan Opera House. Read more>>

Christopher ChaffeeFlute: Christopher Chaffee

Christopher Chaffee is Associate Professor of Flute and Director of Graduate Studies in Music at Wright State University. His playing as been hailed as “Truly exceptional,” (Don Vroon, Editor, American Record Guide) “Brilliant,” (Middletown Journal) and “Sparkling.” (Richmond Palladium-Item). Read more>

Brent Hages - oboe, photoOboe: Brent Hages

Washington state native Brent Hages received his formal training at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Temple University, studying with James B. Caldwell, Alfred Genovese, and Louis Rosenblatt. Read more>>

Daniel Silver photoClarinet: Daniel Silver

Daniel Silver is a versatile performer whose career encompasses a full range of musical activities from recitals, solo appearances, chamber music, teaching and orchestral playing.  His performing has garnered international critical acclaim.  The Washington Post praised his “sense of freedom and extraordinary control.”   Read more>>

Francine Peteson - photoBassoon: Francine Peterson

Francine Peterson, bassoonist, is an active free lancer and teacher in the Pacific Northwest.  She teaches at Pacific Lutheran University, Western Washington University, Seattle University and starting fall of 2014 at University of Puget Sound. Read more>>>

Christin Schillinger photoBassoon: Christin Schillinger

Christin Schillinger is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Miami University, Ohio. As a performer, Schillinger specializes in the accessibility  of the avant-garde. Often pairing the neo-romantic with the post-tonal multi-phonic, she teaches from the concert stage and aims to broaden the  audience for both new music and bassoon. Read more>>

Thomas_Bacon_photoHorn: Thomas Bacon

Thomas Bacon’s work in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of brass players worldwide today. He has held principal horn positions with the Syracuse Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed in guest principal positions with the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Chicago Symphony,  Read more>>

Nigel Foster photoVocal Coach: Nigel Foster

Nigel Foster was born in London and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His teachers were Roger Vignoles, Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside. At both the Academy and the Guildhall he won every prize and award available for piano accompaniment, and has since been appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Read more>>

Vocal Coach – Suzanne Reeber

Suzanne Reeber (Azar) was born in Canada,  where she studied French Litterature and Piano (with Jean-Paul Sévilla) at the University of Ottawa. She pursued her piano studies in France and Austria. In Frankfurt am Main,  where she has been working as a vocal coach since 1984, she specialized in Song accompaniment under the guidance of Hartmut Höll and Charles Spencer. Read more >>>

Vocal Coach: Semyon Rozin

Semyon Rozin´s international conducting engagements have included appearances with Rheinisches Kammerorchester, West Germany Radio Orchestra and Chorus of Cologne, the Dutch Radio Chorus (Hilversum), the Israeli Chamber Choir, Flamish Radio Chorus, Belgian Radio Chorus (BRTN).

In the United States he conducted the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and the St.Paul Civic Orchestra. He also directed the Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Chorus of Minsk (Belorussia). Read more >>

Chamber Music: Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell has established himself as one of the most versatile collaborative pianists in the United States with a performing career that has taken him to four continents. He has performed in duo recitals with such artists as violinist Chee-Yun, flutist Thomas Robertello, composer Bright Sheng, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, with whom he has also collaborated on several operatic productions. He has served as opera rehearsal pianist for such distinguished conductors as André Previn and Plácido Domingo, and has worked closely with the composer Carlisle Floyd on several productions of his operas. Read more >>

Paul Kayser photoOrgan: Paul Kayser (guest artist)

Born in Luxembourg in 1979, Paul Kayser began studying violon and solfège in 1986 and organ in 1989 (class of Pierre Nimax jr.) at the National Conservatory of Music at Luxembourg-City. He later added piano (P. Alzin), organ improvisation (A. Wirth), gregorian chant (P. Nimax jr.), choir master (P. Cao & P. Nimax jr.), fugue and composition (A. Mullenbach), obtaining here 4 First Prizes (solfège, improvisation, organ-building, composition) and 3 Superior Prizes (organ, harmony, counterpoint). Read more>>>

Diction (Italian/French): Luisa Mauro Partridge

In Milan, Luisa Mauro Partridge (Mezzosoprano) obtained her diploma in lyrical singing and the specialisation in Mélodie and Lied. In Paris, she perfectioned her technique with Mireille Alcantara and the Baroque Repertoire with Gloria Banditelli and René Clemencic. Helmut Deutsch and Christa Ludwig instructed her in the German Lied…. Read more >>

Diction (German): Monica Sproß

Monica Sproß is a certified educator for singing and  breathing techniques. She studied at the University of Music at Saarbrücken with Prof. Herbert Schachtschneider and completed with a diploma. Thereafter she studied opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with KS Wilma Lipp and completed  Masterclass of Prof. Read more >>