Saarburg Festival Invited Faculty

 Invited Faculty for 2023 (subject to change)

This page is currently under construction and lists only a selection of invited faculty!!

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Chamber music/Piano: Lauren Schack Clark

Lauren Schack Clark is Director of Keyboard Studies and Professor of Piano at Arkansas State University.  She has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Europe, and China. Read more>>


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: Hasse Borup

Hasse Borup is Associate Professor of violin and Head of String and Chamber Music Studies the University of Utah School of Music. He has earned degrees in violin performance from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, the Hartt School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. Read more >>

Violin: Hyunjee Chung

Excelling as a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and educator, Hyunjee Chung is sought-after for her compelling and intelligent interpretations of diverse repertoire from the classical to contemporary. Chung made her solo debut with the Seoul National Symphony in 2010 performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Read more>>

Violin: Orin Laursen

Described as possessing “dazzling virtuosity” (Toronto Concert Reviews) and “deep understanding and artistry” (CVNC) violinist Orin Laursen is an active soloist and chamber musician. He has collaborated with artists including Trevor Pinnock, Robert McDonald, Paula Robison, Richard Lester, Misha Amory, Steven Dann, Hsin-Yun Huang, the Borromeo String Quartet, and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy. 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>>


Cello: Susan Lamb Cook

Susan Lamb Cook is Lecturer in cello and chamber music at the University of California, Davis, a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera and the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, and director of the VITA Academy’s Great Composers Chamber Music Series at the Harris Center in Folsom. Read more>>

Cello: Ka-Wai Yu

Dr. Ka-Wai Yu is Asssociate Professor of Music at Utah Tech University, where he teaches cello and string chamber music.  He previously taught at Eastern Illinois University and Indiana Wesleyan University.  In great demand as a clinician, Dr. Yu has given master classes in numerous universities and institutions in North America and Asia.  He is the Co-Director of the Castle Rock Music Camp. 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>>

Bassoon: Dale Clark

Dr. Dale Clark is retired Instructor of Bassoon at Arkansas State University, having served from 2004-2021. He is also Artist Faculty at the Saarburg, Germany International Chamber Music Festival and School where his student bassoon quartet has served as the “Festival Bassoons” for three summers. Dr. Clark has also served as Artist Faculty at the Sewanee Music Festival.  His student quartet performed on the John Miller Master Class at the International Double Reed Festival in Columbus, Georgia in 2016.  Read more>>

French Horn: Jordan Redd

Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dr. Jordan Redd obtained a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and graduated from UNL with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Dr. Redd is currently Assistant Professor of Music – Horn at the University of North Alabama. Additionally, Dr. Redd has held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lindenwood University, and Murray State University. Read more>>

Piano: Phillip Bush

Acclaimed as “a pianist of poetry, elegance, and power” (American Record Guide),  “a pianist of exceptional, cherishable finesse” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of those rare pianists who combine structural intelligence with a hundred color gradations” (Village Voice), Phillip Bush has established a performing career over the past three decades that is noted for its remarkable versatility and eclecticism, with a repertoire extending from the 16th century to the 21st. Read more>>

Piano: 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: Nicholas Dold

American pianist Nicholas Dold has enjoyed an active career performing across the United States as both a solo and collaborative musician. He has been a featured artist for Minnesota Public Radio’s “Performance Today”, Indiana Public Radio, the Duxbury Music Festival, the Orchestral Institute of Napa Valley, Chamber Music Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Opera San Jose, the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, and the University of Alaska – Fairbanks. 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: 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 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>>


Guest Harp: Adi Alice Petre

Born in 1982 in Romania, Adi-Alice Petre began studying the harp at the age of 8 at the G.Enesco High school G. Enesco in Bucharest in the class of Ion-Ivan Roncea. Read more>>