Faculty

Piano:

SARKIS BALTAIAN – Associate Director of Instrumental Music at the Orange County School of the Arts, Pasadena Conservatory of Music

GIACOMO BATTARINO – Conservatory “A. Vivaldi”, Alessandria

MEGUMI MASAKI – University of Brandon

LEE KUM SING – Vancouver Academy of Music, Visiting Professor at Beijing Central Conservatory

Violin:

KALVIN CHAU – Concert Violinist and Conductor CEO,  Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra

TARAS GABORA – Oberlin Conservatory (Emeritus)

LUCIA HALL – Universitaet fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Bach Musikschule

NAI YUAN HU – Soloist & Music Director of Taiwan Connection Music Festival

ANNE SHIH – Hochschule für Musik Rheinland – Pfalz, Mainz

Viola:

RUMEN CVETKOV –  Spanish Royal Opera House, Valencia (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia)

KARSTEN DOBERS – Superior Music Academy of the Basque Country in San Sebastian (Spain)

Cello:

JAN ICKERT – Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (FIRST PERIOD)

BO PENG – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music

LIU QIZHEN

EMIL ROVNER  – Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” – Dresden

SUNG-WON YANG – Royal Academy of Music, London, Yonsai University, South Korea, Concert cellist (SECOND PERIOD)

Composition and Composer in Residence: DAVID BRAID

Special Guest and ensemble coach: HANS KUNSTOVNY

Italian Language: PAOLA BORGHESI – Casalmaggiore (CR)

Collaborative Pianists:

ANDREAS EGGERSTBERGER

ELENA FISCHER-DIESKAU

ALLA IVANZHINA

ROBERTA ROPA – Conservatory “A. Boito”, Parma

XI ZHAI

Guest Artists:

ELINA BUKSHA, violin

PETER DEL GROSSO, horn

JOSEPH ROSEN, clarinet

SAMSON TSOY, piano

Special Guest Orchestra: QC & SSGC Orchestra – Queen’s College & St. Stephen’s Girls’ College, Hong Kong

Special Guest Choir: WESTLAKE VOICEMALE & CHORALATION – Auckland (New Zealand)

Orchestra in Residence: MAINZER VIRTUOSI – Mainz

Quartets in Residence:

CAPSTONE STRING QUARTET – USA

MILTON QUARTET – Canada


The previous internationally acclaimed faculty include: Piano: Giacomo Battarino (Alessandria Conservatory), Roberto Cappello (Parma Conservatory), Jeffrey Cohen (Manhattan School, New York), Jane Coop (University of British Columbia), Marilyn Engle (University of Calgary), Lee Kum Sing (Vancouver Academy of Music), Vassily Lobanov (Hochschule fuer Musik Koeln), Megumi Masaki (Brandon University), Boris Petrushansky (Moscow Conservatory), Mario dell Ponti (University of Milan), Sedmara Rutstein (Oberlin Conservatory), Connie Shih (International Soloist and Chamber Musician), Mikhail Voskresensky (Moscow Conservatory) Violin: Zakhar Bron (Hochschule für Musik Hannover), Fang Yuan (China Conservatory), Taras Gabora (Oberlin Conservatory), Lucia Hall (Universitaet fuer Musik Wien), Nai Yuan Hu (International Soloist), Nam Yun Kim (Seoul University), Denise Lupien (McGill University), Bettina Mussumeli (San Francisco Conservatory), Lucie Robert (Manhatten School of Music), Dora Schwarzberg (Universitaet fuer Musik Wien), Anne Shih (Hochschule fuer Musik Mainz) Viola: Roger Chase (Roosevelt University, Chicago), Anne Lanzilotti (New York University Steinhardt), Jody Levitz (San Francisco Conservatory), Rennie Regehr (Royal Consrvatory, Toronto), Andre Roy (McGill University) Cello: Myung – Wha Chung (Seoul University), Jean-Michel Fonteneau (San Francisco Conservatory), Simon Fryer (University of Toronto), Maximilian Hornung, Antonio Lysy (UCLA, Los Angeles), Paul Marleyn (University of Ottawa), Stefan Popov (Guildhall School of Music), Emil Rovner (Hochschule fuer Musik Dresden), Vagram Saradjian (University of Houston), Andor Toth (Oberlin Conservatory), Raphael Wallfisch (Zuerich Winterthur Conservatory and RCNM, Manchester), Tilmann Wick (Hochschule fuer Musik Hannover), Sung – Won Yang (Royal Academy of Music, Yonsei University) Voice: Elly Ameling (International Soloist), Lelio Capilupi (Parma Conservatory), Claudia Eder (Hochschule fuer Musik Mainz), Linda di Fiore (University of North Texas), Gaelyne Gabora (International Soloist), Brahm Goldhamer (University of Toronto), Lorrain Manz (Oberlin Conservatory), Susan MacLean, David Meek (Vancouver Academy of Music), Jean MacPhail (University of Toronto), Lucia Rizzi (Parma Conservatory), Donatella Saccardi (Parma Conservatory), Nando Schellen (N. Arizona University) Composers in Residence: Patrick Carrabre (University of Manitoba), Lutz Dreyer (Hochschule fuer Musik Mainz), Hu Xiao Ou, Brent Lee (University of Windsor), Sylvia Rickard (Victoria, Canada), Peter Seabourne (Lincolnshire, UK) Visual Artist in Residence: Sigi Torinus (University of Windsor) Quartets in Residence: Borealis Quartet, Penderecki Quartet Conductors in Residence: Phillip Mann (Arkansas Symphony, San Diego Symphony), Gaetano Nenna (Adrian Ensemble), Ondrejs Vrabec (Czech Philharmonic)