Described as "carefully colored" and "sensitive" by The Washington Post in November of 2015, Christopher Schmitt was also hailed as a "formidable talent" and "mature beyond his years" by The Santa Barbara News-Press, regarding his performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra. Having completed his doctorate at The Juilliard School in 2016, he has been sponsored for concerts by The Chopin Foundation of the United States in Miami, The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in New York, Concerts at the Alden Series in Virginia, and for many performances in the Boston, New York, and Washington DC metropolitan areas. In the summer of 2011 Dr. Schmitt performed fourteen chamber music concerts at the Music at Menlo festival, and for the last three summers has performed and taught at the festival Malaga Clasica in Spain, as well as performing in July of 2016 in the inaugural year of his own chamber music festival in Barcelona, Classics in Catalan. Dr. Schmitt currently resides in Washington DC, and as pianist of the "president's Own" US Marine Chamber Orchestra, performs regularly in the White House and in concert halls across the Washington DC metropolitan area, leading a multifaceted career as chamber musician, pedagogue, and soloist.
MULI YU - Biola University 2016
KEVIN ZHANG - PRINCETON 2015
The Juilliard School 2015
Steven Beck's focus is on avant-garde piano works of the great composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Mr. Beck collaborated personally with the late Elliott Carter, and is a pillar of the new music scene in New York City. He performs with the New York Philharmonic, the Bargemusic Series, and Speculum Musicae, the New York City Ballet, and the Mark Morris Dance Group.
Kaneko performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 at the Symphony Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic on July 31.
Born in Japan in 1994, Kaneko’s first exposure to music lessons was at the age of two in a Yamaha Music Program. At the same time, he enjoyed dancing, singing and listening to music, and from this unique training he developed his perfect pitch. At the age of four, his family moved to the United States where he began his serious study of piano at the age of nine. His fascination for music has grown exponentially in the past few years, leading him to a rapacious study of composers and their entire works, compositional styles, study of orchestration and harmony and various forms of analysis.
Kaneko has presented solo performances at Manhattan Steinway Hall, George Mason University’s Performing Arts Center Young Artists Series, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Rising Star Concerts at The Alden, JoAnn Rose Gallery, New World Center in Miami, SUNY New Paltz McKenna and Studley Theatres, and Harris Theater. He has been a winner in the Lichtenberg Competition, Friday Morning Music Club High School Piano Competition, MTNA Virginia Senior Competition, Old Dominion University Harold Protsman Competition, Washington Music Teachers Association Ylda Novik Concerto competition, Northern Virginia Music Teachers Concerto Competition, and the Young Artist Kapell Competition for High School Students in 2012. In 2014, he won second place in the Rice University Piano Competition, first place in the Miami Summer Music Festival, and second place in the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition. He has also been the soloist for the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 with the Capital City Orchestra in 2012 and the Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 with the Miami Summer Music Festival Orchestra in 2014. He has participated in numerous Summer Festivals such as Piano Texas, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Academie Boulanger in Gargenville, France and PianoSummer at New Paltz with pianist Vladimir Feltsman. He was a student of Dr. Marjorie Lee for 9 years, and he is currently studying with Dr. Robert Roux at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Bryan Ho, a graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, entered Yale Fall 2014. Bryan is currently applying to medical school.
Fifi, is a 2011 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA and a graduate student at The Juilliard School - Columbia Exchange. Fifi began her graduate work September 2017 at Mannes in the studio of Pavlina Dokovska.
Kimberly Hou is a 2016 graduate of Columbia Univerisity and The Juilliard School.
Risa is currently studying at Jacobs School of Music in the studio of Andre Watts
Emely has a Masters Degree from Juilliard and is pursuing a DMA at Stony Brook University.
Chris Schmitt, Jasmin Lee, Emely Phelps and Emily Cooke at the Virginia level of the MTNA Baldwin and High School Competition, 2002
Jasmin Lee won the Michigan Concerto Competition in 2007. Jasmin is a graduate of The University of Michigan and received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland as a student of Bradford Gowen.
Christin Phelps Webb
Christin Phelps Webb, an active free-lance bassoonist in California. A graduate of Peabody Institute of Musicmasters of music degree from Indiana University. Christin is an active performer and member of Ceora Winds
KATIE BODIE BIOLA UNIVERSITY
Amanda with her husband, Jaffar Diab.
Amanda Pyles Diab
Marjorie Lee Piano Studio
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