Saarburg Festival Invited Faculty

Invited Faculty for 2020 (subject to change)

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Violin: Thomas Christian (Open lectures)

Thomas Christian was born in Linz. He currently lives in Vienna. He received his first violin lessons from Franz Toifl (a student of Jan Mařáks), at the age of seven. At the age of eleven he was the winner of an Austrian violin contest in Vienna. 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. She has also had the honor of being the principal violinist of the Buchon Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the concertmaster of the New York Sinfonietta and University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Read more>>

Violin: Jian Ma

Jian Ma is a associate professor of violin, supervising Masters degree students at Nanjing University of the Arts, P.R. of China.

She is a member of both JiangSu Chamber Music Association and Chinese Musicians Association. Professor Ma’s personal violin solo concert held in Nanjing was filmed and broadcast as a featured program by JiangSu TV station of China. Read more>>

Violin: 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>>

 

Susan Lamb Cook photoCello: Susan Lamb Cook

Susan Lamb Cook is an active performer and educator both nationally and internationally, and is sought after as soloist and chamber musician with performances throughout Europe, the Far East, and the United States. Read more>>

Cello: 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. After she finished her studies in the US, she was invited as the principal cellist of Cheong-Ju City Philharmonic Orchestra. She also taught at the Cheong-Ju National Teachers College, and Korea Christian Music Conservatory as a faculty. Read more >>

Oboe: Dione Chandler

In 2014 Dr. Dione Chandler joined the faculty at Stetson University as Adjunct Professor of Oboe and director of the annual Double Reed Workshop, an intensive week-long summer camp for middle and high school students. She has served on the faculties of Texas Tech University, Florida International University, Daytona State College, and Southeastern University. Read more>>

Clarinet: 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. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Michigan State University, and a student of Keith McCarty and Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr. Read more>>

Clarinet: Mingzhe Wang

A prizewinner in the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition (1999), the Orchestral Instrument Competition (2001), and a recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship award, Mr. Wang is committed to promoting both the music of our time and the classics. He performed the Chinese premiere of Elliott Carter’s Hiyoku and has worked closely with composers such as Ezra Laderman, Martin Bresnick, Krzystof Penderecki, Aaron Jay Kernis, Lee Hoiby, Paul Schoenfield, and Chen Yi. Read more>>

Bassoon: Amy Pollard

Amy Pollard is the Associate Professor of Bassoon and Performance Coordinator at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. She formerly served as Lecturer of Bassoon at Baylor University and has also been on faculty at the University of Dayton and the Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts. During the summer she has been on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Center Advanced Bassoon Institute. Read more>>

Horn: Juli Buxbaum

Juli Buxbaum is the Instructor of Horn at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas where she works with applied horn students, conducts horn ensembles, and performs as a member of the Arkansas State Faculty Brass and Woodwind Quintets. Read more>>

Horn: Scott Smith

C. Scott Smith joined the School of Music, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1992 where his is Associate Professor of Horn and Theory and founding member of two faculty quintets: OhioBrass and OhioWinds.  Prior to his tenure at O. U., Mr. Smith was Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Horn at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Read more>>

Andrew Cooperstock photoPiano/Chamber music: 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 Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the United Nations. Read more >>

Piano: Du Huang

Dr. Du Huang currently serves as Professor of Piano at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he has been on the faculty since 2001.  Huang has presented solo performances at the Grosser Saal of the Konzerthaus and the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Shanghai Music Hall and Beijing Music Hall, and numerous concert venues in Czech Republic. Read more>>

 

Piano: Catherine C. Kautsky

Catherine Kautsky, Chair of Keyboard at Lawrence University, has been lauded by the New York Times as “a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers … The music spoke directly to the listener, with neither obfuscation nor pretense.” Read more>>

Piano: Jackson Leung

Dr. Jackson Leung, Professor of Music, is Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Director of the Chamber Orchestra at Wright State University. He is the recipient of the 2010 Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching Award at WSU and the 2011 Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to attaining the L.R.S.M. performance diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Dr. Leung received his degrees in piano performance from Hong Kong Baptist University, Temple University, and the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Read more >>

 Piano: 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. He is a Steinway Artist and Artistic Director of the Sichuan International Piano Festival, China. An internationally renowned pianist and artist/teacher he is the first prize winner and gold medalist of the Jaen International Piano Competition, Spain. A frequent judge on international competitions, he was on the juries of Top of the World Competition, Norway, Jaen International, Spain, Shanghai International E Competition, the Berliner Philharmoniker International, Rudolf Firkusny International, Prague, the Composers of Spain International Piano Competition,Madrid, Kaufman International, NYC, and Chiarman of the Jury at the Sterinborgh National Competition in Xiamen, China. He also is a founder of the Liszt International Piano Competition in Moscow. Read more>>

Piano: Clara Shin

Born in Montreal and raised in Seoul, Clara Shin owes greatly to her teachers, starting with Young-Mee Yun during her studies at Yewon School through Seoul Arts High School. When Korea National University of Arts was founded in 1993, she was accepted to study under Kyung-Sook Lee, Jong-Pil Lim, Daejin Kim, and Choongmo Kang. Read more>>

Piano: Chi Wu

Chi Wu is one of the most talented pianists in  today´s China. Currently he is the Professor  and Vice Chairman at the piano department of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. He is a 2d prizewinner of Ettlingen  International piano competition in Germany and  3d prizewinner of Franz Liszt International piano competition in Utrecht, Holland. Read more>>

Piano: Chi-Chen Wu

Praised by Fanfare Magazine for her “astonishing” and “poetic piano playing” and “symphonic, expansive texture of breathless virtuosity” (Historical Keyboard Society), pianist Chi-Chen Wu has appeared as recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, the Aspen Music Festival,  Read more>>

semyon_rozin_photoVocal Coach/Conductor: 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>>

 

Guest Harp: Olja Kaiser

Olja began to study the harp at the age of 5. She completed her studies atthe Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she graduated with distinction.
Olja furthered her professional abilities participating in master classes given by Isabelle Perrin, David Watkins, Susanna Mildonian, Chantal Mathieu and Isabelle Moretti.  Read more>>

Guest 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>>