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>>

betul-soykan-photoViolin: Betul Soykan

Dr. Betul Soykan joined the faculty of Wichita State University in the fall of 2016 as tenure-track Professor of Violin, having previously taught at the University of Texas-RGV in Brownsville. Her recent performances included recitals in Texas, California, Kansas and in Greece where she was invited to give violin master classes of a string week to many talented violinist coming from all over Europe. Read more>>


Yu Jeong Lee - photoViolin: Yu Jeong Lee

Violinist Yu Jeong Lee studied at the Seoul National University in Korea and completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in violin studies at The Juilliard School, and received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from University of Maryland. Read more>>

 

Claudine Bigelow (viola) - photoViola: Claudine Bigelow

Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music in the United States. She has performed in Europe, the US and New Zealand, and continues to be an active recitalist. As a soloist and chamber musician she can be heard on the Tantara label. She has been privileged to collaborate with Menahem Pressler, Orli Shaham, Ralph Matson, Paul Katz, Brant Bayless, the Fry Street and Avalon String Quartets. She currently performs with the Deseret String Quartet. 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>>

Sam Ou - photoCello: Sam Ou

Cellist Sam Ou came to the United States from Taiwan at age 4, and began his cello studies at age 9.  He has been a pupil of several renowned cello teachers, including Gretchen Geber, Eleanore Schoenfeld, and Aldo Parisot.  Read more>>

Yoshie Akimoto - photoPiano: Yoshie Akimoto

Pianist Yoshie Akimoto, Steinway artist and a 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>>

ching-wen-hsiao-piano-photoPiano: Ching-Wen Hsiao

Taiwanese-American pianist, Dr. Ching-Wen Hsiao, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Hsiao made her concerto debut at the age of sixteen in the Philippines, giving four performances of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cebu Youth Symphony. Since then, she has appeared with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York, New York Youth Symphony, Arts Viva Orchestra in Illinois, Du Page County Youth Symphony, and Yi-Qi Orchestra and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan. Read more >>

Sang Woo Kang - photoPiano: Sang Woo Kang

As an active performer, pianist Sang Woo Kang has presented master classes and recitals in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Central and South America, and Europe. In addition, he directs the Piano Institute and Seminar at the Atlantic Music Festival over the summer. He successfully balances his performing career as a solo, orchestral and chamber musician with teaching at Providence College, where he is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Music. 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>>

 

Mykola-Suk - photoPiano: Mykola Suk

“An astonishing blend of muscular power, poetry and utter control he will prove to be one of the more formidable talents to have appeared in this country in years”(American Record Guide). Read more>>

 

 

Jennifer Parker-HarleyFlute: Jennifer Parker-Harley

Flutist Jennifer Parker-Harley enjoys a versatile career as a teacher and performer. Having joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina in 2008, Parker-Harley is committed to training a new generation of performers, educators and advocates for the arts. An experienced orchestral flutist, she was a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio for eight years before moving to South Carolina. 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>>

Daniel Silver photoClarinet: Daniel Silver

Daniel Silver, clarinetist, is active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, clinician and teacher. He has served as principal clarinet of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, the Washington Chamber Symphony (Kennedy Center) and the National Gallery Orchestra. From 1980 to 1987 he was the principal clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, appearing often as a concerto soloist. 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.

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. Bassoon Transcended (2013)  and Bassoon Surrounded (2009), recorded for MSR Classics by Swineshead Productions, feature world-premiere recordings of works by living composers. Read more>>

 

john-bryant-trumpet-photoTrumpet: John Bryant

Dr. John Bryant is a native of Asheville, North Carolina.  He began his study of the trumpet at age 10 and has since studied with Kieg Garvin, Mark Clodfelter, John Rommel, Michael Tunnell, and James Ackley.  John holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of Louisville, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina.  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 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-73Guest harp: Adi-Alice Petre

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>>