Vianden Festival Invited Faculty

 invited faculty for 2018 (subject to change)

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Violin: Yu Jeong Lee

Violinist Yu Jeong Lee has been recognized as both a virtuoso and passionate educator. She has been featured as a soloist in many renown orchestras, including Sejong Soloists, The Juilliard Orchestra, Aspen Young Artists Chamber Orchestra, Corelliard Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Korean Symphony Orchestra. Read more>>

Cello: Sangkyung Cecilia Lee

Acclaimed Cellist Sangkyung Cecilia Lee has been praised and described as “her virtuosity and command of the cello” (colveyco newsletter), “Impressive playing”(The Strad) “fully committed…will develop impressive solo career”(San Francisco classical voice). “attractive paying…literally entrancing”(The Tuscaloosa News). Read more>>

Anthony Padilla - photoPiano: Anthony Padilla

Anthony Padilla is a professor of piano and chamber music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. An American pianist of Filipino-Chinese ancestry, Padilla receives public and critical acclaim for performances of “enormous freshness, vitality, and poetry” (Chicago Tribune). Read more>>


 Piano: Boaz Sharon

Boaz Sharon is Professor of Piano at Boston University and Director of the Young Artists Piano Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.  Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Boaz Sharon studied from the age of 13 with Stefan Askenase – famed interpreter of Chopin and Mozart – in Brussels, Belgium. He later pursued his piano studies in the US with Leonard Shure. Read more>>


Piano: Chi-Chen Wu

Praised by World Journal, Chicago for her “amazing playing”, “symphonic, expansive texture of breathless virtuosity” (Historical Keyboard Society), and her Schumann performance, in which “the music comes to life in a new way” (Early Music America), pianist Chi-Chen Wu has appeared as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in the United States, Read more >>

Piano: Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang, a well-known teacher of piano, professor of the Central Conservatory of China,who,for years,had been chief of the Piano Division of the Affiliated Middle School of Music.  Read more>>

Francine Peteson - photoBassoon: Francine Peterson

She is principal bassoon with Northwest Sinfonietta and 3rd/contrabassoon with the Pacific NW Ballet Orchestra.  She freelances with Seattle symphony, Oregon Symphony, Seattle Opera, Fifth Ave. Theater and various other ensembles.  She has been the bassoon teacher at Marrowstone Music Festival for 25 years.  She is a member of the Camus Wind Quintet, a faculty quintet at Pacific Lutheran University.  An avid music educator, she works for the Seattle Youth Symphony in their Endangered Instrument Program, starting young middle schoolers on the bassoon.  She has a large private studio.

javier-rodriguez-bassoon-photoBassoon: Javier Rodriguez

Dr. Javier Rodriguez is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho where he performs with the Northwest Wind Quintet, Hammers and Reeds Faculty Trio, and teaches studio bassoon and courses in woodwind instrumental techniques, aural skills, and world music. Prior to his position at the U of I, he taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio. 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 >>



Vocal coach: Semyon Rozin

Semyon Rozin´s international conducting engagements have included appearances with Minsk Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Chorus of Minsk State Conservatory (Belorussia), the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and St. Paul Civic Orchestra (Minnesota), 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), among the others. Read more >>

Paul KayserOrgan: 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.),  Read more>>

Alice-73Harp: Adi-Alice Petre (guest artist)

Born in 1982, Adi-Alice Petre began study of the harp at the age of 8 at the High school G. Enesco of Bucharest in the class of Ion-Ivan Roncea. In 2001 she wins the first prize of the Luxembourg Conservatory. She continues her study at the Brussels Conservatory with Francette Bartholomée and Annie Lavoisier, receiving her Bachelor degree with distinction in harp and chamber music. Read more>>