Saarburg Festival Invited Faculty

Invited Faculty for 2018 (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>>

Violin: Betul Soykan

Dr. Betul Soykan joined the faculty of Wichita State University in the fall of 2016 as tenure-track Professor of Violin, having previously taught at the University of Texas-RGV in Brownsville. Her recent performances included recitals in Texas, California, Kansas and in Greece where she was invited to give violin master classes of a string week to many talented violinist coming from all over Europe. Read more>>

Violin: Chiao-Ling Sun

Ms. Chiao-Ling Sun holds the post of Violin Professor of Music Department at the National Taiwan University of Arts. There, she is presently teaching violin performance, chamber music, and string pedagogy. 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>>

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, and is sought after as soloist and chamber musician with performances 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>>

 Oboe: Lillian Copeland

A sought-after chamber and orchestral musician, oboist Lillian Copeland has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, among others. She is currently Principal Oboe of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, a member of the contemporary flute and oboe duo, FloBot, and maintains a private teaching studio in NYC. 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>>

 Horn: Robin Dauer

Dr. Robin Dauer is Professor of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He teaches horn, music appreciation, conducts the horn ensemble and coaches chamber music. He has also taught music fundamentals, theory, and conducted the university orchestra. 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>>

 Piano: Lianping Zhu

Professor Lianping Zhu has been a member of the piano faculty at Wuhan Conservatory of Music in People’s Republic of China over thirty years, where she teaches a mixture of undergraduate and graduate students.  Her research in areas of piano literature and pedagogy is widely recognized and published. Read more>>

Voice: Stephanie Bogle

Stephanie Bogle is one of Canada’s foremost sopranos. She has performed to widespread acclaim on opera stages throughout the world, including those of Germany, Austria, France, Italy, the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Her oratorio and concert work are equally distinguished. Read more>>

Voice: Jean MacPhail:

A distinguished artist and educator, mezzo-soprano Jean MacPhail has nurtured the talents of young singers for more than 35 years. Ms. MacPhail is responsible for the of the voice program of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School:  Read more>>

Voice: Stephanie Tingler

Soprano, Stephanie Tingler, hailed as ‘extraordinary’ by composer, librettist, and producer Sheldon Harnick, has appeared in opera, concert, oratorio and recital throughout the United States, England, Japan, Israel, Brazil and Kenya. In opera, she has appeared as the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Nannetta in Falstaff. Read more>>

Vocal Coach: Maria Conti

Maria Conti received  in 1982 her diploma in piano performance, summa cum laude, from the “F. Cilea” Conservatory in Reggio Calabria and  then continued her studies with Tito Aprea in Rome and Bruno Mezzena at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese (Music Academy of Pescara), where she brilliantly achieved her Master in piano solos and duets, 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 >

French/Italian diction: Luisa Mauro Partridge

In Milan, Luisa Mauro Partridge obtained her diploma in lyrical singing and the specialisation in Mélodie and Lied. In Paris, she perfectioned her technique with Mireille Alcantara and the Baroque Repertoire with Gloria Banditelli and René Clemencic. Helmut Deutsch and Christa Ludwig instructed her in the German Lied repertoire and Michel Sénéchal in the French repertoire. 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>>