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Kristi
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Eunice
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Dawn Dalangin Hawk

Ann
Duhamel

Naoko Garrison

Susan
Groves

Fredericka King

Patryce
King

Yuki
Minagawa

Yoon-Wha
Roh

Keji
Sanchez

Jennifer
Song

Richard Tostenson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristi Baker

Kristi Baker Piano Studio
Topeka, Kansas

Master Class Repertoire

Stravinsky: Tango
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in E-flat major, Op. 23, No. 6

 

Kristi A. Baker holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance/Pedagogy from Kansas State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Kansas. She has produced many award-winning pianists and has had several students go on to successful music careers of their own.  In addition to her private teaching, Dr. Baker served for five years as Adjunct Professor of Applied Piano at Ottawa (Kansas) University, and in 2011 she completed a successful thirty-two year career as a public school music educator. 

Dr. Baker has been an active member of the Music Teachers’ National Association and its state and local affiliates for most of her career.  She is currently serving as President of the Kansas Music Teachers’ Association. MTNA recognized her as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano in 2008, and in 2018, she was recognized with Permanent National Professional Certification. 

Throughout her career, she has been in demand as a solo and collaborative artist, clinician and adjudicator.  She continues to give workshops and master classes to teachers and students throughout the United States, including presentations at a number of American universities and state teachers’ conferences. Dr. Baker has appeared throughout the United States and Europe as a singer, conductor, collaborative and solo pianist.  Her most recent credits include appearances Kansas, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas, and multiple performances at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia.

 

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Eunice Chyu

National Tsing-Hua University
Hsinchu, Taiwan

Master Class Repertoire

Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarch
            from Années de Pèlerinage -- Deuxieme Année, Italie
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2
                       Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12

 

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Eunice Yawen Chyu graduated from Taipei First Girls High School and Fu-Jen Catholic University, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science. 

One year after graduation from college, Chyu went to the Ohio State University for graduate study and received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Her piano teachers include Dr. Rosemary Platt, Dr. Nelson Harper, and Professor Steven Glaser.

Since 1995, Chyu has been expanding her technical, pedagogical, and physical knowledge at the piano through the Taubman approach at the Taubman Institute and the Golandsky Institute, as well as ongoing studies with Professor Nina Scolnik.

Chyu wrote two books: “The Pace Piano Approach and Improvisational Application” (2013), and “Martin Luther’s Theological Thoughts on Worship and Appreciation of His Hymns” (2017). Both were published in Taiwan.

Chyu teaches part-time at National Tsing-Hua University in Hsin-chu, Taiwan, lectures at seminaries and churches on such topics as Sacred Music, Hymns, and Liturgy.  She plays organ and piano for church services regularly.

 

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Ann Duhamel

University of Minnesota
Morris, Minnesota

Master Class Repertoire

Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Händel, Op. 24

 

Concerto Repertoire

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 (III. Allegro, ma non troppo)

 

 

Pianist Ann DuHamel has been praised for the “imaginative … artistic … profound and mystical” qualities of her playing as well as for the “grace and sensitivity” of her interpretations. Recent engagements have included an upper Midwest tour of Winterreise with baritone Stephen Swanson and a five-city European tour with saxophonist Preston Duncan. This season she’ll premiere works of Marc Chan, Luke Dahn, Joseph Dangerfield, Jake Endres, Edie Hill, and Linda Kachelmeier.

A fervent advocate of chamber music, Ann frequently collaborates with other musicians. Her enthusiasm for contemporary and modern music has led to several performances with the St. Cloud State University-based Trio Lorca; at the invitation of this group, she made her New York debut with them at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in March 2012. She premiered a commissioned piece by Joseph Dangerfield at the 12th Annual International Saxophone Conference in Mexico City, where her playing and teaching was described as “…a delight for the ears and the soul.” A founding member of new music group ensemble: Périphérie, she returned to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the ensemble under the auspices of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) in the fall of 2013.

Ann is an active member of the College Music Society and has performed at CMS conferences across the US as well as in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Other notable recent performances include a southwestern tour with members of ensemble: Périphérie; collaborative performances with saxophone at the NASA conference as well as in Costa Rica and Uruguay; and appearances as guest soloist playing Mozart and Grieg with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra in Alexandria, MN, Bach and Brahms with the University of Minnesota Morris Chamber Orchestra, and contemporary composer Christopher Marshall with the University of Minnesota Morris Symphonic Winds.

Ann has appeared on Iowa City’s KSUI’s live broadcast Know the Score with UI visiting Professor of Flute Gro Sandvik as well as on a live broadcast of the same station’s WorldCanvass radio program. She’s performed four times on the Old Capitol Piano Sundays series in Iowa City, including as a featured Rising Star. She is active in the Twin Cities-based organization Thursday Musical as an artist member, and she has served in the past as principal keyboardist of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. Previous engagements include performances on the first annual Iowa Liszt Festival and the 9th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music in San Francisco. Ann has participated in the Amalfi Coast summer music festival, the International Chamber music festival and tour in Bulgaria, PianoSummer at SUNY New Paltz, and Piano Texas; she has worked with such esteemed pianists as Vladimir Feltsman, Susan Starr, Alexander Korsantia, Fernando Laires, Nelita True, Ian Hobson, Hans Boepple, Awadagin Pratt, John Wustman, Martin Katz, and Frederic Chiu, among others. In 2013 she was awarded the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)-PTG (Piano Technicians Guild) annual national award for continued performance study. An enthusiast of art song, Ann has performed in every Source Song Festival in Minneapolis since its inauguration in 2014, working with composer Libby Larsen, and performing with award-winning mezzo soprano Clara Osowski among others.

In 2009 Ann was appointed Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she teaches applied piano, class piano, accompanying, piano pedagogy, and piano literature; she has been nominated three times for a UMM Alumni Association Teaching Award. In 2014 Ann earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa, where she worked under the tutelage of Dr. Ksenia Nosikova. The subject of her dissertation is the Nocturnes of American composer Lowell Liebermann, for which she received a Graduate Summer Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Iowa. For eight years, Ann maintained a bustling studio of traditional and Suzuki piano at the Central Minnesota Music School (now Wirth Center for the Performing Arts) in St. Cloud, MN, where she also served as Assistant Artistic Director to Dr. Paul Wirth and as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Ann is the current President-Elect of MMTA, and is honored to serve her profession in this capacity. Ann has previously served on faculty at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Upcoming engagements include a program of Brahms and works inspired by his oeuvre, with performances in Southeast Asia and across the United States.

 

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Naoko Garrison

 

Xavier College Preparatory
Phoenix, Arizona

Master Class Repertoire

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
Mozart: Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 (II. Adagio)

 

Concerto Repertoire

Mozart: Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 (I. Allegro)

 

A native of Japan, Naoko Garrison started her piano study at age three. She received her Bachelor of Education degree with emphasis on Piano Performance from Ehime University in Japan studying with Shin Moriyama and continued her studies under Robert Hamilton at Arizona State University where she was a scholarship recipient and received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. She has participated in master classes and performed in PianoSummer at New Paltz in New Paltz, NY for two summers, International Summer Piano Courses of the Prague Conservatoire in Prague, and most recently PianoTexas International Festival & Academy in Fort Worth, TX and Oh My Ears New Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ. Also an active music educator, Naoko currently serves on the piano faculty at Xavier College Preparatory, Rio Salado College and Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children.

 

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Susan Groves

Susan Groves Piano Studio
Austin, Texas

Master Class Repertoire

Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Ravel: Sonatine

 

An active pianist and private piano teacher in Austin, Texas, Susan Groves comes from a long line of professional pianists, including her late father, University of Texas piano professor William Race, and her mother Katherine Race, who continues to teach and perform at age 89. Susan was a prizewinner in several national competitions as well as soloist with several orchestras, including the Austin Symphony at age 12. Principal teachers include Anton Kuerti, Danielle Martin, William Race and Nancy Garrett. Following the completion of her doctorate at UT, Susan and her father formed the Race-Groves Duo, performing concerts throughout the US and China until his death in 1999. Since then, she has given numerous performances in Austin and around Texas, both as a soloist and as chamber musician. A devoted participant in Piano Texas since 2011, Susan was chosen to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto #24 with the Ft. Worth Symphony during PianoTexas 2014. Susan Groves has maintained a large, award-winning private studio in Austin for 35 years and was twice voted Pre-Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Austin District Music Teachers Association. Her students have won many important competitions, including 1st place in the Chopin International Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, been featured on NPR’s From the Top, attended the Aspen Summer Institute, and received piano degrees from Juilliard, among other institutions.

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Dawn Dalangin Hawk

Hawk Music Academy
Cumming, Georgia

Master Class Repertoire

Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

 

Concerto Repertoire

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (III. Allegro scherzando)

 

Dr. Dawn Dalangin Hawk, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher, is a soloist, collaborator, and educator. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she has taught in various settings to include studio, community, and collegiate teaching. She teaches over 50 private lessons weekly at her home studio. This year, she will be opening Hawk Music Academy in Cumming, Georgia (north Atlanta) with her husband, Dr. S. Eric Hawk (DMA in Orchestral Conducting).

Dawn holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.M. in Piano Performance, and a Masters in Piano Performance from Colorado State University, where she studied with Dr. Janet Landreth. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Georgia in 2016, where she studied with Dr. Evgeny Rivkin. At CSU, she was the recipient of numerous scholarships in both music and engineering, a winner of the concerto competition, was selected as an Outstanding CSU Graduate Student, and served as staff accompanist. In Fort Collins, she opened the Amadeus Piano Academy, where she was Director and piano instructor.

At UGA, she was awarded a full graduate assistantship to teach private and group piano lessons to a wide variety of ages and levels. During her DMA studies, she was hired as Professor of Music/Piano at Andrew College in Cuthbert for two years where she taught applied piano, music appreciation, music theory, aural skills, and served as the college accompanist.

Dawn is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Georgia Music Teachers Association, the North Fulton Music Teachers Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs. She is also Chair of the Cumming Federation of Music Clubs and was awarded the 2017 Georgia Federation Chair of the Year award.

With Eric, she Co-founded the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, a non-profit community ensemble, where she is pianist and an active board member. “The Hawks” live in Cumming, Georgia with their three labradors - Lilu, Wall-E, and Luna. When she is not practicing or teaching, she enjoys long distance running, cycling, yoga, remodeling her house, and various artistic projects.

 

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Fredericka King

Emerson College
Boston, Massachusetts

Master Class Repertoire

Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (I. Allegro agitato)

 

Concerto Repertoire

Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 (I. Allegro con brio)

 

Fredericka King, pianist, made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and has performed in the United States, Europe and South America. Recitals have been presented at historic Jordan Hall, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Gardner Museum, and in concert as soloist with several New England orchestras. She was the featured artist on television and public radio stations such as WGBH in Boston, WVPR in Vermont, and WGMS in the Washington, D.C. area.

As soloist and collaborative artist, Fredericka has performed at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the National Gallery of Art, and the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She appeared in numerous programs as soloist and accompanist with the National Spiritual Ensemble, touring throughout the United States, and was a founding member La Femme, La Femme, a group dedicated to the performance of chamber and solo works by women composers In 2017 Fredericka performed as soloist and with a piano trio at the Interharmony Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy.

Ms. King’s recitals feature works of Classical composers and highlight the works of women, American, and AfricanAmerican composers, as on her CD A Born Pianist. Additional recordings include one of solo and vocal works by American women titled Hooray for the Ladies! with the group American Classics and a CD of chamber music by the African-English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with the Coleridge Ensemble. She also designed, recorded, and produced the 3 CD set Piano Classics for Young Listeners.

Fredericka has studied with Maria Donska, Katja Andy, Maria Clodes, Dr. Harold Martina, Jose Feghali, and performed in Master classes with Stanislav Oudenitch, Yoheved Kaplinsky, John Owings, Eric Tawastjerna, and Barry Douglas.

Her academic background includes degrees from Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory, and doctoral studies at Boston University. She studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and was awarded a Teaching Diploma by the Royal College of Music in London, England, and also

She is Senior Music Historian-in-Residence at Emerson College and a member of the piano faculty at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School. For the Conservatory’s Continuing Education Department, she teaches an adult piano class and Music History. Ms. King also maintains a private piano studio

 

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Patryce King

King Studios
Austin, Texas

Master Class Repertorie

Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas
Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1

 

Concerto Repertoire

Mozart: Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 (I. Allegro)

Patryce King strongly advocates for cultivating the arts in society. She believes whole-heartedly that building a relationship between your art, your music, and your life contributes value to the world. In her opinion, we all hold the responsibility of cultivating our spiritual gifts, providing deeper connection to one another when sharing that divine spark. True self-reflection happens during the pure act of practice.

Patryce is Artistic Director of her own private piano business, King Studios. For each individual student, Ms. King designs a personal course of study to enhance the strengths of that student. Her students have been accepted to the Oberlin Conservatory and to other prestigious music schools in Austin, Texas, including the very selective collaborative piano program at McCallum Fine Arts High School. Patryce helps students fall in love with learning and listening, traits which in turn develop compassionate leaders.

Patryce’s formal education started at Southeast Missouri State University under the tutelage of Juilliard trained professor James Sifferman. Mia Hines at Central Missouri State University, esteemed student of the great Menahem Pressler, trained Patryce during her master’s study in piano pedagogy. She has served as First Vice President for the Austin District Music Teachers Association, is Coordinator for the Primary Division of the Austin Chamber Music Center, and has previously been a chosen performing teacher for PianoTexas, a workshop closely informed by adjudicators of the Van Cliburn Competition.

Patryce is proud to offer her ongoing Full Moon Satellite Series, a concert series designed to welcome those who would not ordinarily attend a classical music program. She has played in coffee shops, bars, and even on bridges! Music is for everyone, everywhere, all the time. Most recently, Patryce is Grande Prize winner of the Socrates Teaching Grant from the Acton Academy, a private school honoring project-based teaching styles. Patryce will reinvest her cash prize in the community by using it to present her 5th Season Full Moon Satellite Series.

Betty Mallard, University of Texas retired piano professor is Patryce’s piano instructor. Martha MacDonald and Tim Woolsey serve as Ms. King’s artistic music mentors. Patryce lives in south Austin with her dog, Stanley.

 

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Yuki Minagawa

The Music Center of South Central Michigan
Battle Creek, Michigan

Master Class Repertoire

Schumann: Concerto in A Minor, Op 54 (II. Intermezzo – Andantino grazioso and III. Allegro vivace)
Scriabin: Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53

 

Concerto Repertoire

Schumann: Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (I. Allegro affettuoso)

 

Yuki Minagawa was born in Tokyo and moved to Yokohama at 3 years old and started the piano at 4 years old. She went on to study at Musashino Academia Musicae for a Bachelor’s degree as a scholarship student in Japan. After graduating university she played for public events and also taught many students at Yamaha Music School and her private studio. In addition, she served as an exclusive pianist at Mitsukoshi from 1992 to 1995.

In 1993, she won the excellence award in the Senior Group of PTNA for piano instructors and highly skilled amateur pianists. In 1994, she passed the audition of the Sunheart Hall recital in Yokohama. In 1994 and 1995, she participated in the Nagano-Aspen Music Master Class. In 1996, she participated in the Musashino International Summer School.

Throughout her career, Yuki has been indebted to her teachers starting with her first teacher, Mitsuko Ono, then Noriko Watanabe who prepared her for entrance into university studies. There she came under the tutelage of Professor Kyoko Goto and David Stein. Izumi Shimura enabled Yuki to continue to refine her technique and then she was tutored by an expert in Russian music, Yaeko Sasaki, until her move to Battle Creek. Since 2012, she has continued to develop her skills under Professor Lori Sims of Western Michigan University.

In 2010, Yuki moved to Michigan with her husband due to his job transfer. Since then, each year, beginning in 2011 - 2016 she has qualified and been accepted to participate in the International Keyboard Institute & Festival held in New York City where she took master classes led by Ms. Akiko Ebi, Mr. Alexander Braginsky, Mr.Victor Rosenbaum, Mr.Dmitry Rachmanov, Ms.Nina Lelcheck and others.

In 2011, she appeared in a piano duo concert at Christ Community Church. In 2014, 2015,she gave a recital at Covenant Hope Church, and also Battle Creek Enquirer introduced her musical activity in a headline “Japanese pianist at home on American stage”. In 2015 and 2016, she won the first prize of Grand Prize Virtuoso. In 2016, she appeared in the Shareathon and some fundrasor’s events in Michigan, in addition she gave a recital “ Firstpres Presents the Guest Artist Series for 2016-17” at First Presbyterian Church. In 2017, she appeared in the Guest Artist Series Recital at Kellogg Community College, and also gave a master class there.

Currently Yuki is a member of faculty at the Music Center of South Central Michigan Community Music School, and an accompanist and voice coach of the Japanese Women’s Chorus, the “Hidden Treasures” in Battle Creek, and extends her musical activities in Michigan.

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Yoon-Wha Roh

Towson University
Baltimore, Maryland

Master Class Repertoire

Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 revised version)
Scriabin: 24 Preludes,  Op. 11

 

Concerto Repertoire

Schumann: Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (I. Allegro affettuoso)

Praised for her “unexpected splendid and subtlety plus beautiful, refined sound & phrase” (Russell Sherman), pianist Yoon-Wha Roh has been appearing as a celebrated soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Garden State Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, and New York Classical Symphony Orchestra. She has also been featured in Korean monthly music magazines, and , for her orchestra performances and interviews. Most recent broadcast was her Tchaikovsky Concerto performance with Korean Philharmonic Orchestra by Pyeonghwa Broadcasting Corporation.

Other notable performances have been presented at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Center, Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Steinway Hall in New York, and Jordan Hall, Barnes Hall in Cornell University with upcoming recitals in Recital Hall, Seoul Arts Center. She has appeared in major music festivals including Prague Music Performance, Aspen Music Festival, GMMFS, Piano Texas International Academy & Festival, Schlern International Music Festival, Banff Center, New Paltz International Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival and International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Her international appearances include performances in Prague, Italy, Spain, Brazil and South Korea.

Active as a chamber musician, Roh is a newest member of Baltimore Trio based in Maryland. In addition, she has collaborated with violinist Colin Sorgi, trumpeter Luis Engelke, trombonist Harry Waters, and hornist Micheal Walker. Recently, she has won first prize in National Artists Concours and received Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Award. She has appeared as a substantially experienced collaborative pianist in the Studios of acclaimed Sopranos, Theresa Kubiak and Patricia Wise.

Roh holds Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with minors in Music theory and Arts administration from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the mentorship of Professor Arnaldo Cohen. She recently joined piano faculty at the Towson University and Phillips Academy of Andover, and has been in the piano faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, Preparatory School and Continuing Education since 2013. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society and New England Piano Teachers Association. 

 

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Keji Sanchez

Southwestern Music Academy
Fort Worth, Texas

Master Class Repertoire

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

 

Concerto Repertoire

Mendelssohn: Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 25 (II. Andante and III. Presto – Molto allegro e vivace)

 

Keji Sanchez, a native of China, is pursuing Doctor of Music Arts in Piano Performance at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She teaches at Southwestern Music Academy as a piano instructor and she has also taught elective piano lessons and music theory in the School of Church Music. She also holds Master of Music degrees in Music Theory and Piano Performance. At Mannes College, she served as graduate assistant theory coach in subjects of ear-training, dictation, theory, and Schenkerian analysis. She studied with Carl Schachter, Robert Cuckson, Hedi Siegel, Poundie Burstein, Noam Sivan, and David Loeb. She actively participated in numerous solo and collaborative performances. As a soloist, she is the first-prize winner of numerous piano competitions in her homeland. She also serves as an active accompanist and collaborative pianist/ harpsichordist for the China Children’s Choir, the Chanters Choir, the New York International Music Competition, the Southwestern Singers, and the Southwestern Chapel Orchestra. She has toured with Southwestern Singers as the accompanist in Georgia, Mississippi, New Orleans, and Texas. In this year, she has also played with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Southwestern seminary’s 13th annual Gala concert, which celebrates the school as distinction as ‘All-Steinway School’. She has served as a church pianist weekly from her youth until today. Keji has participated in PianoTexas International Academy & Festival, where she performed in many solo and chamber concerts, and studied with John Owings, Piotr Paleczny, Igor Resnianski, Robert Roux, and Dina Yoffe. She has also taken master classes with Joseph Kalichstein and Harold Martina. She has collaborated and performed publicly with the Adkins Quartet and her violinist husband, Mark Sanchez. Her piano study has been under the teaching of Ding-Fan Wang, Marilyn Groves, Dr. Cristina Stanescu, Dr. Jill Sprenger (pedagogy), Dr. Robert Smith, and Dr. Tanya Karyagina.

 

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Jennifer Song

Song Piano Studio
Oklahoma City, OK

Master Class Repertoire

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

 

Born in South Korea, Jennifer Mihee Song had the honor to perform at Carnegie Hall in the New York Artist International Winner Series as the solo recital. She enjoys a distinguished professional career that includes wins in the Bradshaw and Buono International, Suri, Nanpa, and Eumyeon competitions, as well as performances in Japan, South Korea, and the United States. In chamber music, she had given numerous performances with her sisters, who play the violin and cello as, "The Song Trio" They were invited and had recitals in New York City, Tokyo, Osaka, and Seoul.

Ms. Song received Professional Studies certificate and Masters degree from Manhattan School of Music as a scholarship student. She graduated from Korea National University of Arts and Kyungwon university and earned a Bachelor's degree with the highest honors. Her past teachers are Marc Silverman, Soojung Shin, and Daejin Kim. She had master classes with many renowned pedagogues such as Maestro Joaquin Achuccaro, Erik Tawaststjerna, Robert Roux, Támas Ungár, Yeheved Kaplinsky, Gean Paul Sevilla, Mikhail Woskressensky, Yong Hi Moon, and Dae Wook Lee.

A teacher with her own large studio, her students boast wins in competitions such as The Kuleshov International Competion, National division of the MTNA, as well as the Meinders, Guilliam, Hubbard-Males and Brenkenridge competition.

 

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Richard Tostenson

MacPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Master Class Repertoire

Liszt: Legend No. 2 "St. Francois de Paule marchant sur le flots"
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

 

Richard Tostenson graduated with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University School of Music. Richard is an active soloist with repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century. He has recently performed Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jesus at Basilica of Saint Mary, and selections from Liszt’s Annees de Pelerinage at The Minneapolis Institute of Art. He has also recently had solo performances with Minneapolis Music Company, The Baroque Room, A Center for the Arts, and The Museum of Russian Art.

In addition to his performing career, Richard is on the piano faculty at MacPhail Center for Music where he is the MacPhail Keyboard Department Specialist, coordinator for the MacPhail Advanced Piano Camp, a participating faculty member of the MacPhail Young Artist for Piano Program, and the 2017-2018 recipient of the James E. Ericksen Artist Grant. Richard has also been a visiting professor of piano at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Richard was recently invited to Toronto by the Royal Conservatory to become an adjudicator for the Music Development Program. He has judged numerous competitions including Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, Saint Paul Piano Teachers Concerto Competition and Minnesota Orchestra’s YPSCA Concerto Competition.

 

Richard’s students have won prestigious awards including the MacPhail Concerto and Aria competition, Saint Paul Piano Teachers Association Concerto Competition, Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum Mozart Piano Concerto Competition, Chicago International Amateur Piano Competition, and the opportunity to participate in the International Junior e-piano competition. Many of Richard’s students have been accepted into top music schools.

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