Saarburg Festival Invited Faculty

Invited Faculty for 2019 (subject to change)
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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: Yi-Pei Lee

Dr. Yi-Pei Lee is an active soloist, chamber musician, and music educator. She is well-versed in a wide range of styles from Baroque to contemporary music and enjoys performing pieces that are not often played, including Eugene d’Albert’s cello concerto and Bernhard Heiden’s cello works. 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 >>

Flute: Min Park

Hailed by the British Guardian for her “sublime tone and technique,” flutist Min Park was a recipient of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust of UK in 2000-2003 and has won other prestigious awards including first prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Competition, Yamaha Wind and Brass Scholarships in London, Eve Kisch Flute Prize at the Royal College of Music as well as receiving scholarships from the Hattori Music Foundation, Wall Trust and the Britten-Pears Foundation in the UK. Read more>>

Flute: Nancy Stagnitta

Powell Artist Nancy Stagnitta is a leading crossover artist as both classical flutist and jazz artist.  Praised for her “brilliance and beauty of tone” by the Baltimore Sun, her passion, versatility, and artistry have led to concert engagements in Europe, Asia, Africa, and across the U.S.  In 2018, she appeared as concerto soloist with the China National Symphony in Beijing, presenting the Asian premiere of David Amram’s “Giants of the Night.” 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

Clarinetist Mingzhe Wang (王明喆), native of Wuhan, China, first studied clarinet at the age of 9. His first public performance was at the age of 10 and by age 11 he was admitted to the Wuhan Conservatory and subsequently the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 1997, Mr. Wang came to the US to study at the Harid Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2001. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where he also obtained his Masters degree and Artist Diploma. His major teachers include David Shifrin, Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima, and Paul Green. 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: Yun-Ling Hsu

Yun-Ling Hsu currently serves as Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Piano Studies at the University of Central Florida, School of Performing Arts-Music in Orlando, Florida. An internationally recognized pianist, chamber performer and pedagogue, Dr. Hsu extensively performs recitals and teaches master classes in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as judges international/U.S. piano competitions and presents at teachers’ conferences. 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: 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: 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: 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, 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>>

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>>

 

Guest Harp: Genevieve Conter

Geneviève Conter started her musical studies at the  Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg in the piano class of  François Rukavina. At the age of 13, she entered the harp class of  Charlotte Boulet – Fourot  where she obtained a 1st  Prize with distinction in 1992 and a 1st Prize with distinction in Chamber Music Prix in 1994. 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>>

 

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