Vianden Festival Invited Faculty

 invited faculty for 2017 (subject to change)

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James Buswell - photoViolin: James Buswell

Violinist James Buswell taught at New England Conservatory from 1987 through 2014.

Buswell has performed as a solo violinist with virtually all of the major orchestras in North America, and throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia as well. In this capacity, he has appeared in over one hundred solo works for violin and orchestra. Read more>>

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>>

veronique-mathieu-photoViolin: Véronique Mathieu

Dr. Véronique Mathieu is an assistant professor of violin and the director of the strings division at the University of Kansas, a visiting teacher at the Toronto School for Strings, and artist in residence at the Festival International de Musica Erudita de Piracicaba in Brazil. She was previously on faculty at State University of New York in Buffalo. Read more>>



Jennifer Lee (cello) - photoCello: Jennifer Lee

Cellist Jennifer Lee, a native of South Korea, had her undergraduate and graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music in NY. She studied with Marion Feldman and she also played under the coaches such as Arnold Steinhardt, Nathaniel Rosen, Peter Winograd and Karen Ritscher. Read more>>


Yoshie Akimoto - photoPiano: Yoshie Akimoto

Pianist Yoshie Akimoto, legendary pedagogue who also continues to produce internationally known prodigies, began her career in her native Japan at age 10 when she won the All-Japan NHK Student Competition.  At 13, with but three weeks notice to substitute for a major artist,  she made her debut with the Osaka Philharmonic giving the Japan Premier of Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 415. Read more>>

Piano: Phillip Bush

Phillip Bush is a pianist of uncommon versatility with a repertoire extending from the 16th century to the 21st. His active and unconventional career has taken him to many parts of the globe. Since his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum in 1984, Mr. Bush has appeared as recitalist throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Read more >>

yun-ling-hsu-photoPiano: Yun-Ling Hsu

Yun-Ling Hsu (許韻玲), a native of Taiwan, earned her Doctoral Degree of Music in Piano Performance from The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, she was privileged to have been one of the pupils of the legendary American pianist Earl Wild and the French-Canadian pianist André Laplante (silver medalist of Tchaikovsky Piano Competition).  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>>


naoko-takao-photoPiano: Naoko Takao

A prizewinner of numerous competitions including the gold medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, Naoko Takao enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and a researcher. Read more>>

Flute: Jeannine Dennis

A native of San Jose, Dr. Jeannine Dennis began flute studies at the age of nine, studying initially with a dear friend and teacher, Belle Miller. Later, she became a
student of Ina Mae Holt. As a student at San Jose State University she studied with Isabelle Chapuis-Starr, a student of the renowned Jean-Pierre Rampal.  Read more >>


Eric Ohlsson - photoOboe: Eric Ohlsson

Eric Ohlsson enjoys a significant musical career that is varied and far reaching in its scope. He is dedicated to both performing and teaching on a national and international scale. He joins the Vianden Festival for the first time this summer. Read more>>

shawn-copeland-clarinet-photo-1Clarinet: Shawn L. Copeland

Shawn L. Copeland, D.M.A., combines performance, pedagogy, and entrepreneurship as he navigates today’s dynamic music industry.  He joined the faculty of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in 2014 as the teacher of Clarinet, Alexander Technique, and Entrepreneurship.  There he performs with the Northwest Wind Quintet and the Hammers & Reeds Trio, both resident LHSOM ensembles. 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>>

Horn: Zhou Ning

Zhou Ning, currently French Horn Professor of Art Institute of South China University of Technology, started his study  at the Department of Sichuan Conservatory of music China and the Central Conservatory of Music China, completing his Master degree at the Saarbrücken Music academy, Germany. 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>>