Saarburg Festival Invited Faculty

Invited Faculty for 2017 (subject to change)
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ian-jessee-violinViolin: Ian Jessee

Ian Jessee, Artist-in Residence for String Education at the West Virginia Symphony, is an active chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher throughout the United States and Europe. As an educator and pedagogue, his programs have consistently received superior ratings and highest honors in regional and state competitions, including a first-place prize at the National Orchestra Festival (2011) at the American String Teachers Association National Conference. Read more>>

ting-shen-violin-photoViolin: Ting Shen

Violinist Ting SHEN   completed her post-graduate  study at the Hamburg Music academy (Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater) with Professor Christoph Schickedanz.  Also obtained her Master degree  from Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of renowned Chinese violinist Prof. Lina Yu. 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 on six continents. Read more>>

Sarita Uranovsky_photoViolin: Sarita Uranovsky

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Sarita Uranovsky began playing the violin at age 7. She holds Bachelor of Music (with Honors) and Master of Music (with Distinction) degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama(RSAMD), and an Artist Diploma from Boston University. Read more>>

alicia-marie-valoti-photoViola: Alicia Marie Valoti

Alicia Marie Valoti has held an internationally fruitful music career as a young violist. Beginning as a pianist at Indiana University Bloomington, she eventually came to study the viola and later completed a performance degree at McGill University in Montréal. Following her time in Canada, Dr. Valoti continued her studies of viola and chamber music in Italy at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, the Scuola APM di Saluzzo and the Conservatory of Florence “Luigi Cherubini”, where she received a Master’s degree in viola performance with the highest honors as well as a Performance Diploma in Viola and Chamber Music. Read more>>

meredith-blecha-wells-photoCello: Meredith Blecha-Wells

Meredith Blecha-Wells, a sought-after instructor and performer, has played and taught throughout the United States, as well as Central America, Australia, and Asia.  She enjoys a varied performing career, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.  Currently based in Oklahoma City, Dr. Blecha-Wells has played regularly with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, the Tulsa Camerata, and the Pangaea Chamber Players.  Read more>>

James FisteCello: James Fiste

Jamie Fiste, Associate Professor of Cello at Central Michigan University, has been an active recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher.  Solo performances include recitals in the beautiful Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, the Plymouth Chamber Music Festival in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Wisconsin Lutheran College recital series in Milwaukee, Notre Dame Alumni Series, Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and the Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Series in Boston, Massachusetts. 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>>

 

108[1]Flute: Jennifer Parker-Harley

Praised by the Columbus Dispatch for her “beautiful sound”, 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, Jennifer is committed to training a new generation of performers, educators and advocates for the arts. Read more>>

 

Carol Jessup - photoClarinet: Carol Jessup

Carol Jessup is a member of the performance faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches applied clarinet and coaches chamber music. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music performance from The University of Michigan where she studied with professors John Mohler and David Shifrin. Read more>>

 

pamela-ajango-photoOboe: Pamela Ajango

Pamela Ajango is Professor of Oboe at Butler University. Additionally, she holds  a position of the 2nd oboist/English hornist with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly as substitute with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Read more>>

Dale Clark (bassoon) - photoBassoon: Dale Clark

Dr. Dale Clark is Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon at Arkansas State University. In 1992 Dr. Clark performed as co-principal bassoon with the Camerata Vocale in the Kammermusic Saal of the Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany. Read more>>

IMG_0016Horn: James Mosher

James Mosher has thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Europe and South America with his horn playing. Acclaimed for his artistry and musical expression across the range of classical and modern genres, Mr. Mosher is equally at home playing baroque music on natural horn to post-modern jazz on the valve horn. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, Mr. Mosher, a long-time resident in the Boston, Massachusetts area, performs and records widely, and has appeared with all of the leading ensembles in New England, including the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Ballet Orchestra. Read more>>

Andrew Cooperstock photoPiano: Andrew Cooperstock

Pianist Andrew Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout six continents and in most of the fifty states, including performances at New York’s Alice Tully, Merkin, and Carnegie halls, Broadway’s 54 Below, Greenwich Village’s (le) Poisson Rouge, Brooklyn’s BargeMusic, and at the United Nations. Read more>>

 

Du Huang - photoPiano: Du Huang

Pianist Du Huang has presented solo performances at the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein and the Grosser Saal of the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Shanghai Music Hall and Beijing Music Hall in China, and numerous concert venues in Germany and Czech Republic. Read more>>

Lauren Schack Clark (piano) - photoPiano: Lauren Schack Clark

Lauren Schack Clark has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and Europe, and in autumn 2015, played a concert tour of four cities in China with violinist Sarah Jones-Hayes.  Solo performances have included recitals in Italy, at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and at Dickinson College, PA. Read more>>

pauolo-steinberg-photoPiano: Paulo Steinberg

Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist across the U.S., Canada, South America, and Europe, including venues such as the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in Brazil, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Recent engagements include performances at the International Festival “Experiencing Villa-Lobos” and the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival “The Rhythms and Colors of South America.” Read more>>

 

sylvia-wang-photoPiano: Sylvia Wang

Sylvia Wang has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Central America, Australia and Argentina. She has also recorded for the Newport Classic, CRI, Boston Records and Northeastern labels and been a winner and finalist for numerous awards and competitions. Read more>>

zhang-yuyu-photoPiano: Zhang Yuyu

Chinese pianist Zhang Yuyu currently serves as Director of Piano department at Nanjing Normal University, and the Vice-Director of High School Music Union Piano Committee of China Musicians’ Association. He studied music at Nanjing Normal University and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Read more>>

 

 

semyon_rozin_photoVocal 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>>

 

campbell_and__photoChamber 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.  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>>

Paul_Kayser_photoGuest Organ: Paul Kayser

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. Read more >

 

monica%20spross%20photoGerman diction: 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. Paul Schilhawsky in “Romantic Art Song”( Kunstlied) as well as the course of breathing technique for singers and wind instrumentalists by Dr. Julius Parow. Read more>>