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Events in 2024

Sunday, June 2, Jeannette Tietze performs a recital with cellist Paul Rhodes at Piedmont Gardens in Oakland.

Saturday, April 20, Rieko Tsuchida presents a solo recital in the Loire Valley.

Sunday, April 14, Rieko Tsuchida performs the final concert at Petit Palais, musee des Beaux-arts de la ville de Paris: “Le Paris de la Moderne” with Thomaz Tavares Paes.

Tuesday, April 9, Rieko Tsuchida returns to San Francisco to perform at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Congratulations to Jake Holtzman upon completion of his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in piano performance at UT Austin.

Congratulations to Allegra Chapman, named winner of the 2024 Federation of Art Song Fellowship, with soprano Sarah Mesh.

“As I think back on my lessons with John, our musical discoveries and intellectually probing conversations, I realize that they were the most fulfilling and cherished moments of my time in high school.  He has shown me how to make music with thoughtfulness and generosity”…Estella Zhou, undergraduate, Stanford University

Alumni have performed at the Gewandhaus in Germany, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, in Merkin, Stern, and Weill Halls at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, at Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and on the nationally televised show “From the Top at Carnegie Hall.”.

Alumni News:

Christopher Brody has been awarded tenure at the University of Louisville.

Hilda Huang has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Amsterdam for 2023-2024.

Tanya Gabrielian is the newly appointed as Head of Keyboard at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Oliver Moore received his Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music this past spring.

Zach Weiner received first prize in the Concours International des Grand Amateurs de Piano, Paris, France.

Kiko Torres-Velasco received his Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance from the University of Southern California, and first prize in the 2023 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition.

Fantee Jones received a Doctor of Music Degree in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Henry Smolen received a Master of Music Degree in piano performance from The Juilliard School.

Performances in 2023:

December 10, Seiha Park

Senior Recital, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston

November 19, Adrian Zaragoza

Philip Glass Etudes, Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

November 4, Jeanette Tietze

Recital, Kodaly Foundation, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont CA

October 28, Adrian Zaragoza

“Overlooking” for percussion and piano by Liam Cummings, The Di Menna Center, New York City

October 21-25, Phoebe Wu

Contemporary Music Solo Recital Tour, Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Alaska

October 16, Adrian Zaragoza

First performance of music by Richard Cionco, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA

October 8, Adrian Zaragoza

Concerto Soloist, Solano Symphony, Vacaville Performing Arts Center, Vacaville, CA

September 24, Rieko Tsuchida

Solo Recital, Theatre de Passy, Paris, France

September 24, Tanya Gabrielian

Grace Church Concert Series, The Plains, Virginia

September 7, Rieko Tsuchida

Festival Napa Valley, Musicians of the MET Orchestra, Peak NYC at The Edge, New York City

August 31, Tanya Gabrielian

Celebrity Guest Recital, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

August 18, Tanya Gabrielian

Solo Recital, SF International Piano Festival, Old First Concerts, San Francisco

August 4, Rieko Tsuchida

Olympic Music Festival, Port Townsend, Washington

July 28, Oliver Moore

Solo Recital, “Bach Beyond Baroque”, Bowes Center, SFCM,San Francisco

June 25, Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Old First Concerts, San Francisco

June 23, Hilda Huang

Joint Violin and Piano Recital, Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco

June 9, Allegra Chapman

Joint Cello and Piano Recital, Old First Concerts, San Francisco

May 16, Rieko Tsuchida

Solo Recital, KAWAI France, Paris, France

May 28, Amy Bao

Undergraduate Junior Recital, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

May 23, Hilda Huang

Spring Gala, Cipriani Ballroom, New York City

May 22, Rieko Tsuchida

KAWAI France concert at Kura Master Japanese Sake Competition 2023, Paris, France

May 6, 7 Hilda Huang

Ensemble Monterey, Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Monterey, Santa Cruz

May 6, Oliver Moore

Undergraduate Senior Recital, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 7, Rieko Tsuchida

Solo Recital, Chicago Club, Chicago

April 1, 8 Jeannette Tietze

Cello and Piano recital, First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo 4/1, St. Mary’s Cathedral 4/8, San Francisco

February 28, Kiko Torres-Velasco

Undergraduate Senior Recital, University of Southern California


Performances in 2022:

December 5: Rieko Tsuchida

Flute and Piano recital: La Salle Cortot, Paris, France

November 20: Oliver Moore

Solo recital, Barbro Osher Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

November 18: Rieko Tsuchida

Gokan (Five senses) Concert, Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

November 10:  Rieko Tsuchida

Solo recital, French Embassy in Washington DC

November 3: Rieko Tsuchida

Cello and piano recital, The Chicago Club, Chicago, Ill.

October 31: Jake Holtzman

DMA Recital, UT Austin, Austin, Texas

September 25:  Jeanette Tietze

Chamber Music Recital, Presbyterian Church of Mendocino, Mendocino, CA

September 18: Jeanette Tietze

Solo Recital, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

September 8: Rieko Tsuchida

Solo Recital, “The Harmony of Light and Dark”, Salle Cortot, Paris, France

August 14: Rieko Tsuchida

Flute and piano recital, Les Harmonies du Perche Festival, Perche, France

August 7: Rieko Tsuchida

Solo Recital, Old Saint Ursala Church, Warmenhuizen, Holland

July 29: Rieko Tsuchida

Recital, Huntington Summer Arts Festival, Huntington NY

July 22: Hilda Huang

All Bach solo recital, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Kingston, Rhode Island

June 24-25-26: Hilda Huang

Beethoven Fourth Concerto, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

June 24: Fantee Jones

Solo Recital, Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah

June 16-22: Tanya Gabrielian

Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, Methow Valley, Washington.

June 16-17: Hilda Huang

Concerto performance with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Christ Church, Philadelphia, 7:00pm

May 15-22: Hilda Huang

JS Bach Cantatas, Emanuel Church, Boston, MA

May 6, 7: Hilda Huang

Festival Fellow, Gilmore International Piano Festival, Kalamazoo, Mich.

May 6: Rieko Tsuchida

Recital: Harvard Club of New York, NYC

February 28: Fantee Jones

Third Prize, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition

February 27: Jeanette Tietze

Solo Recital, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

February 19: Hilda Huang

Pianist with Juilliard Orchestra, Firebird Suite, Alice Tully Hall, New York City

February 3: Rieko Tsuchida

Joint Recital with violinist Mikhail Pochekin, Piano Salon Christopheri, Berlin, Germany

January 2: Hilda Huang

New Year’s Celebration, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Herbst Theatre-cancelled

December 31: Hilda Huang

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley-postponed

December 24: Hilda Huang

New York String Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City-cancelled

December 14: Rieko Tsuchida

Solo Recital, KAWAI France, 11 Pl. de la Bataille Stalingrad, 75010 Paris, France

December 12: Allegra Chapman

Delphi Trio, Crowden Music Center, Berkeley, CA

December 10: Hilda Huang

Harpsichord Recital, Morse Hall, The Juilliard School, New York City

December 4: Hilda Huang

Harpsichord Recital, First Church, Cambridge, Mass

December 3: Tanya Gabrielian

Concerto Soloist: Cal Poly Symphony Orchestra, San Luis Obisbo, CA

December 2: Allegra Chapman

Online solo recital, Ross McKee Foundation Piano Break

November 22: Hilda Huang

Juilliard Orchestra, John Adams conductor, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

November 12, 13, 14: Ergene Kim

Princeton Piano Ensemble, Princeton University

October 22: Hilda Huang

PIanoScopeIBeethoven Piano Concertos, The Juilliard School, Paul Hall, New York City

October 20: Hilda Huang

National Auditions Winners Concert hosted by Astral Artists, Stotesbury Mansion, Merion Station, Philadelphia

September 25: Jeanette Tietze

Quantum Quintet plays Dvorak, Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

September 21: Hilda Huang

“Piano Evenings with David Dubal”, Grace and Saint Paul’s Church, New York City

September 2: Zach Weiner

Prokofiev Concerto #1, Estate Sforzesca, Milano, Italy

August 22: Jeanette Tietze

Joint Recital with violinist Joseph Gold at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

July 16: Hilda Huang

Ross McKee Foundation, Piano Break Concert Series

June 24: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Piano on Park Concerts, New York City

June 13: Zach Weiner

Concerto performance with the Fort Worth Symphony, Forth Worth, Texas

May 13: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, High Line Nine Gallery, New York City

May 9: Jeanette Tietze

Quantum Quintet, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

May 6: Tanya Gabrielian

Concerto Soloist, Boston Pops, Symphony Hall, Boston

May 2: Fantee Jones

Final DMA Recital: Eastman School of Music, Kibourn Hall, Rochester

April 30: Hilda Huang

Solo Harpsichord Recital, The Juilliard School, Morse Hall,

April 28: Hilda Huang

Juilliard Restart Stages, Alice Tully Hall lobby 3:00 (est)

April 3: Rieko Tsuchida

Solo Recital, High Line Nine Gallery,  New York City

December 17: Philip Jung

Solo Recital, All-Beethoven, broadcast on Intermezzi

December 10: Hilda Huang

Salon di Virtuosi, All-Beethoven Celebration, broadcast on The Violin Channel

December 3, 10, 17: Hilda Huang

“In Our Silences”, Song Cycle by Frances Pollock, First Performance, Chautaugua Institute

November 22: Zach Weiner

First Prize, Piano Bridges International Competition for Amateur Pianists

November 17: Hilda Huang

Virtual Lecture-Recital, Max Planck Institute, Cologne, Germany

November 15: Jeanette Tietze

Chamber Music Recital: Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

November 10: Fantee Jones

DMA Chamber Music Recital: Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

July 15: Tanya Gabrielian

” Around the Piano” Virtual Broadcast, Gallery Inn, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

April 28: Rieko Tsuchida

Concert with violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft and soloists of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall (Zankel), New York, NY

March 27: Audrey Cheng

Solo Graduation Recital, “Transcendence”, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass

March 10: Zach Weiner

Solo Graduation Recital, Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco

March 2: Rieko Tsuchida

With Virgil Boutellis and Soloists of the Royal Philharmonic, Salle Gaveau, Paris, France

February 14: Hilda Huang

Tri I Noon Solo Recital, Rockefeller University, New York City

February 11: Allegra Chapman

Piano Trio Recital, Noontime Concerts, San Francisco

February 9: Oliver Moore

Concerto Performance, North State Symphony, Laxson Auditorium, Chico

November 16: Hilda Huang

Holland Music Sessions, New Masters on Tour, Hoornder kerk Den Hoorn (Texel)

November 15: Hilda Huang

Holland Music Sessions, New Masters on Tour, TAQA Theatre De Vest, Alkmaar, Holland

June 11: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Piano Salon Christophori, Berlin, Germany

February 7: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Piano on Park, New York City

January 23: Tanya Gabrielian

Piano Faculty Recital, Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass

January 22: Rieko Tsuchida

Violin and Piano with Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France

January 19: Zach Weiner

California Concerto Festival, West Valley College Theater, Saratoga

January 5: Tanya Gabrielian

Solo Recital,  Alpine Artisan’s Performing Arts Series, Seeley Lake, Montana


Recitals in 2019:

November 27: Allegra Chapman

Voice and Piano with Sara Le Mesh, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

November 19: Hilda Huang

Solo Graduate Recital, Yale University, Morse Hall, New Haven

November 9: Allegra Chapman

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Center for New Music, San Francisco

November 7: Tanya Gabrielian

Solo Recital, David A. Abell Piano Masters Series, UCLA, Los Angeles

November 6: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Chigago

November 2: Audrey Cheng

Tchaikovsky Concerto #1 with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Amherst, Mass

October 30: Hilda Huang

Clarinet and Piano with Sam Boutris, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Chicago

October 24: Tanya Gabrielian

Solo Recital: Elmira College, Elmira, New York

October 18-19: Allegra Chapman

Bard Festival West: The World of Grazyna Bacewicz, San Francisco

September 21: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital: Thuermer Konzerte, Bochum, Germany

August 14: Hilda Huang

The International Holland Music Sessions, Bergen, Netherlands

July 30: Allegra Chapman

Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

July 27: Jeanette Tietze

Solo Recital: The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

July 2-August 11: Hilda Huang

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk, Ct.

June 23-July 2: Rieko Tsuchida

Artist in residence, Oyster Bay Music Festival, Oyster Bay, New York

June 22-July 1: Hilda Huang

Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon

May 23-25: Hilda Huang

Cantata Profana, “Lucretia”, HERE Arts Center, New York City

May 19: Jake Holtzman

“Bach to the Future” Concert Series, Saint John’s in the Village, New York City

May 9: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Chancellor’s Series, University of California, San Francisco

May 7: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

April 16: Tanya Gabrielian

Solo Recital, Goethe Institute, Paris, France

April 13: Tanya Gabrielian

Solo Recital, Mediancampus Villa Ida, Leipzig, Germany

April 13: Allegra Chapman

Ensemble Illume, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

April 12: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Yale School of Music, New Haven, Ct

April 11,13: Agata Sorotokin

Senior Thesis, “If Its Whisper Carries” song cycle,  Yale College, New Haven, Ct

April 9, April 27: Tanya Gabrielian

Khachaturian Piano Concerto: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo, NY

February 19: Jake Holtzman

Solo Recital, Music at Saint Paul’s, Columbia University, New York City

February 6: Fantee Jones

Prokofiev 3rd Concerto, Eastman School of Music Orchestra, Rochester, NY

January 30: Hilda Huang

Yale University Faculty Artists Series, with Frank Morelli, Bassoon, Morse Hall

January 19: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT

January 13: Leyla Kabuli

Second Prize, Fremont Symphony Young Artist Competition


Recitals in 2018:

December 7: Rieko Tsuchida

Recital, German Consulate General, New York City

October 22: Tanya Gabrielian

Masterclass and Solo Recital, University of Nebraska

August 28: Jake Holtzman

Solo Recital, Noontime Concerts, San Francisco

August 21: Mayumi Tsuchida

EarthFest at American Museum of Natural History, NYC

August 19: Philip Jung

Mind and Music Society, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

August 15: Agata Sorotokin

Solo Recital at the Ruinekerk, Bergen, Netherlands

August 7: Allegra Chapman

Solo Recital, Noontime Concerts, San Francisco

July 19: Hilda Huang

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Norfork, Ct

July 8: Rieko Tsuchida

New Juilliard Ensemble, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City

July 3: Fantee Jones

Solo Recital, Noontime Concerts, San Francisco

June 29-August 2: Hilda Huang

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Norfork, Conneciticut

June 4: Sashi Ayyangar

Solo Recital, Milton Court Concert Hall at the Barbican, London, England

May 30: Hilda Huang, Pianofest Meissen, Germany

Solo Recital, Landesgymnasium Sankt Afra, Meissen, Germany

May 4: Tanya Gabrielian

Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Paganini, South Bend Symphony, South Bend, Indiana.

April 28: Jake Holtzman, Graduate Senior Recital

New York University, New York City

April 22: Tanya Gabrielian,”The Beauty Within”

Cabrillo College, Samper Recital Hall, Cabrillo. CA

April 14: Fantee Jones, Graduate Senior Recital

Yale University, New Haven, Conn

April 13-14: Tanya Gabrielian, SunRiver Music Festival

Tower Theatre, Bend, Oregon

April 6-7: Allegra Chapman

Bard Music West, The World of Henry Cowell, Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco

March 30:  Carlos Avila

Kennedy Center, The Conservatory Project: Yale and Juilliard School of Music- Millennium Stage, Washington DC

March 30: Hilda Huang

Kennedy Center, The Conservatory Project: Yale and Juilliard School of Music- Millennium Stage, Washington DC

March 30: Rieko Tsuchida, Graduate Senior Recital

The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, Paul Hall, New York City

February 28: Jeanette Tietze

Quantum Quintet, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley

February 26: Katelyn Tam

Appointed faculty at Community Music Center of San Francisco, and staff accompanist at San Francisco Ballet School

February 11: Tanya Gabrielian, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninof  Variations on a Theme of Paganini “…Bold and assertive without being ostentatious or heavy, yet with a strategic mastery of the contrast between intriguing little subtleties and serious pronouncements” …from ArtsKnoxville.

February 8: Fantee Jones

Winner’s Concert, Los Angeles International Piano Competition, Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles

February 6: Hilda Huang, German Romantics

Music for Clarinet and Piano, Yale University


Recitals in 2017:

December 22: Holiday Alumni Recital

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

November 12: Katelyn Tan, Senior Recital

University of Pacific, Stockton

November 7: Rieko Tsuchida, New Juilliard Ensemble

The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, New York City

October 29: Hilda Huang, Yale in New York.

Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

October 24: Rieko Tsuchida, An Evening of Chamber Music

Saint Paul Chapel, Columbia University

August 18: Allegra Chapman plays Ades, Ligeti and Zubel

Bard Music Festival, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

August 8: Hilda Huang plays Beethoven and Mozart

Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

August 1: Mayumi Tsuchida plays Bach, Beethoven and Bolcom

Solo Recital, Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral,  San Francisco

July 8: Hilda Huang plays Beethoven

Ravinia Festival, Chicago, Illinois



Class of 2017 Graduates:

Hilda Huang, B.S. (magna cum laude), Yale University, in chemistry

Mayumi Tsuchida, M.M. Mannes School of Music, in piano performance

Victoria Lin, B.A. Harvard University, in molecular and cellular biology, and statistics

Phoebe Wu, B.M. University of Michigan, in piano performance


Spring Events:

May 3: Mayumi Tsuchida

Solo Recital, American Yacht Club Music Series, Rye, New York

May 5: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital, Thurmer Saal, Bochum, Germany

 May 28:  Alice Zhu

Sophomore Recital, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

April 1: Phoebe Wu

Undergraduate Senior Recital, University of Michigan

April 4: Reiko Tsuchida

New Juilliard Ensemble, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC

 April 14: Hilda Huang

Undergraduate Senior Recital, Yale University

 April 14: Tanya Gabrielian

Evermay Concert Series, Ryuji Ueno Foundation, Washington DC

April 19: Mayumi Tsuchida

American Yacht Club Music Series, Rye, NY,

April 19: Rieko Tsuchida

Illuminating Music: Piano Works Inspired by Visual Art, Morgan Library, New York, NY

April 27: Jake Holtzman

NYU Walter Reinhord Scholar Recital, New York University

April 29: Mayumi Tsuchida

Masters Graduation Recital, Mannes School of Music



Sean Alexander Bart received the 2016 National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.

Allegra Chapman is both Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Bard Music West Festival.

Tanya Gabrielian’s  new CD of Bach transcriptions, “Remix”, was named CD of the week by both KDFC and KUSC.  Tanya was named 2017 Artist-In-Residence for the Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY

Fantee Jones completed her Master’s degree from The Juilliard School this past spring, and is currently a student at the Yale School of Music, majoring in Piano Performance.  This past summer, she presented a sold out solo recital at the National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan

Rieko Tsuchida was named a 2016 Grant Winner by the Charlotte White Salon de Virtuosi in New York City.  She received a B.M degree from the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University and is attending graduate school at The Juilliard School.


Alumni Events 2016

January 17: Tanya Gabrielian

Alpine Artisans, Seeley Lake, Montana

January 21: Hilda Huang

Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven, Conn

January 31: Hilda Huang

BASF-Konzerte, Gesellschaftshaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany

February 21: Philip Jung

Solo Recital: Bellevue Club, Oakland, CA

February 28: Allegra Chapman

Solo Recital: Manteca Kindred Arts Series, Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Manteca, CA

February 29: Mayumi Tsuchida

“The Ear” Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York City

March 4: Rieko Tsuchida

Senior Recital, Peabody Institute of Music, Griswold Hall, Baltimore, Maryland

March 10: Rieko Tsuchida

Recital, Salon de Virtuosi, residence of the Consul General of Japan, New York City

March 18: Hilda Huang

From the Top All Stars Concert, former winners of the Mondavi Young Artists Competition, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

April 18: Jake Holtzman

Senior Recital: Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Hall, Oberlin, Ohio

April 26: Allegra Chapman

Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

May 2: Hilda Huang

From the Top All Stars Concert, NPR national radio broadcast on KDFC

May 10: Allegra Chapman

Chamber Music Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco

May 30: Katelyn Tan

Winners Concert, American Protege Piano Competition, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC

July 3: Fantee Jones

Solo recital: National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan (sold out)

July 10-24: Hilda Huang

Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon

 August 9: Hilda Huang

Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco, 12:30

 August 12-14: Allegra Chapman

Bard Music Festival, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

August 13-21: Rieko Tsuchida

Olympic Music Festival, Port Townsend, Washington

November 18: Mayumi Tsuchida

Concerto Soloist, Mannes School of Music, New York City


Events 2015

 January 3: Alumni Reunion Recital

Allegra Chapman, Jake Holtzman, Christine Kim, Mayumi Tsuchida, Rieko Tsuchida, Phoebe Wu, Shengyuan Zhou, Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

December 6: Phoebe Wu

Junior Recital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

August 15: Rieko Tsuchida

Olympic Music Festival, Quiline, Washington

August 14,15: Allegra Chapman

Bard Music Festival: Chavez and his World, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York

July 29: Tanya Gabrielian

Lakes Area Music Festival, Brainerd, Minnesota

June 21: Hilda Huang

BachFest Leipzig, Ausgezeichnet V/Alte Handelbores, Leipzig, Germany

 June 16: Rieko Tsuchida

Southeastern Piano Festival Featured Alumni Concert, Kroger Center for the Arts, Columbia, South Carolina

June 11, June 14: Hilda Huang

Thuermer Konzerte Saison, Thuermer-Saal, Theaterzentrum der Folkwang-Universitat der Kunste, Bochum Stat, Germany

May 24: Regina Ngo

Senior Recital, University of Southern California, Steinway Piano Gallery, Pasadena

May 13: Jeannete Tietze

Solo Recital. Noon Concerts, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

May 6: Margaret Fondbertasse

The Lowell Trio, Noon Concerts, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

April 19: Mayumi Tsuchida

Solo Recital, Kleinert/ James Center for Arts, Woodstock, New York

April 18: Jake Holtzman

Junior Recital, Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory

April 11: Phoebe Wu

Skelton Studio Sophomore Recital, Sterns Building, Univ. of Michigan

February 15-16: Tanya Gabrielian

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Concerto #1, Jefferson Center, Roanoke, Virginia

February 11: Fantee Jones

Solo Recital, Downtown at Grace Concert Series, White Plains, New York

Notable Alumni:

Amanda Brody Bryan Ph.D, MA, University of Arizona; BA Mills College

Amanda was a post-doctoral research scholar at the University of Washington after completing her Ph.D in clinical psychology.

Christopher Brody Ph.D Yale University; DMA, MA University of Minnesota; BA Northwestern University

Christopher was  Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music.  Chris came to Eastman from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he was a post-doctoral resident scholar and visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory.  He received his Ph.D from Yale University in Music Theory and a DMA degree in Piano Performance from University of Minnesota.

Clint Cancio BM Notre Dame de Namur University

Clint was a vocal coach at Notre Dame de Namur University.  He recently wrote a book for young children that engages their love of music, and is writing a novel on the life of Lili Boulanger.

Allegra Chapman MM The Juilliard School; BM, BA Bard College Conservatory; Professional Studies Diploma, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Allegra is Artistic Director/ Executive Director of Bard Music West.   She  has performed in Alice Tully Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Franz Liszt Memorial Museum in Budapest.

Louis Durra, Berklee College of Music

Jazz pianist and band leader, Louis resides in Berlin, Germany and has performed in Germany, Scotland and Poland “Vivid, generous playing”, Fest Magazine.  “Spinning Jazz gold out of the unlikeliest material…into masterpieces of beguiling understatement”, The Herald Scotsman.

Margaret Fondbertasse (Margaret Wong) BA UC Berkeley

Margaret is a former member of the Lowell Trio, and vocal coach and accompanist at Skyline College.

Tanya Gabrielian MM, BM Royal Academy of Music; Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School

Lauded by the Washington Post for her “strikingly poised nobility”, Tanya has performed at the International Beethoven Project in Chicago and at the Washington International Piano Festival.  She is a member of the Piano Faculty at Boston University.

Alex Gelber Ph.D, BA Harvard University

Student from 1994-98. Alex is Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  He taught at both Harvard and the Wharton School of Business.

Jake Holtzman BS Oberlin College Conservatory

From San Rafael, Jake has performed throughout the United States,  with recent engagements at the Steinway Piano Gallery in San Francisco, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Kalamazoo Epic Center,  and Avram Teater (SouthHampton).  He graduated from Oberlin College/Conservatory with a major in piano and environmental science and currently attends New York University as a graduate student in piano performance.

Hilda Huang BS Yale University

At age 18, Hilda was the youngest competitor,  the first American, and first person of Chinese Ancestry to receive the top award in the 2014 International Bach Competition Leipzig.  She is the only pianist to have won the Leipzig, Wurzburg International Bach Competition and Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competitions.  Hilda graduated from Yale College with a  major in Chemistry and is now a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.

Jacques Hymans Ph.D, MA, BA Harvard University

Jacques is Associate Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.  His research focuses on international security affairs and national identity.

 Christopher Limnios, Ph.D University of California, Santa Cruz

Christopher is Assistant Professor of Economics at Provincetown College in Rhode Island

 Fantee Jones MM, The Juilliard School, BM, Manhattan School of Music

Fantee was the gold medalist at the 2011 Seattle International Piano Competition and a prize winner at the 2012 Gina Bacchauer International Young Artist Competition.  She recently completed her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School and is a now a student in the Graduate Program at Yale University School of Music.

Philip Jung MM, Tel Aviv University, BM The Juilliard School

Philip received his Master’s Degree from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, Israel, and is pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Chamber Music at the Hochshule fur Musik und Theatre Munchen, Germany.

Sean MacLean MA Yale University, BA Amherst College

Sean is announcer for Classical KING-FM in Seattle 98.1 and host of NW Focus LIVE.  His international award winning works have been performed by choirs and orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic, including London’s BBC Symphony.

Jeremie Michael MM, BM Eastern Kentucky University; The Juilliard School

Jeremie made his recital debut at the Concertgebeow in Amsterdam at age 14 and his concerto debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16.  Jeremie joined the original production of “The Fantasticks” at age 17, the youngest musical director On or Off Broadway at the time.  He is received a second Master’s Degree in Music Theory from Florida State University.

Howard Na DMA Eastman School of Music; MM, BM University of North Texas

Howard is Associate Professor of Piano at Shaanxi Normal University in China.

Nathan Noh BS UC Berkeley

Nathan is currently enrolled at New York University School of Law after completing his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at UC Berkeley.  He has interned in the California Supreme Court.

Angela Park BM New York University

Angela is administrative director for Schmidt Artists International, the classical music management company.  She is currently living in New York City.

Dr. Xiaomang Sickles MD University of Rochester

Xiaomang, who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, currently practices medicine in Philadelphia with a specialization in gynecologic oncology.

Nancy Xie BS Harvard University

Nancy is currently living in China and has written several articles for Harvard International Review.

Kenric Tam MM New England Conservatory of Music; BA Harvard University

Kenric made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Hall in 2006. He is currently enrolled at Stanford School of Medicine after having completed the duel degree program at Harvard University and New England Conservatory of Music.

Mayumi Tsuchida, BM, BS Bard College-Conservatory

Mayumi was named winner of the 2016 Mannes School of Music Concerto Competition, and  attends the Mannes School of Music as a graduate student in piano performance.  Mayumi participated in both the EuroArts Festival and the Holland Sessions, and was named outstanding pianist at the Spainexcellence Festival in Avila, Spain.  She graduated from Bard College Conservatory in piano and Chinese.

Rieko Tsuchida BM Peabody Institute of Music

Rieko has performed at the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival in Oxford, England, at the Musicfest Perugia in Perugia, Italy, and has presented recitals at the Philips Gallery in Washington DC, at the International Piano Festival “Rising Stars Series” at Texas State University and locally on the Noontime Concert series at Old Saint Mary’s Church in San Francisco.  She graduated as a piano major from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and is a student at The Juilliard School

Dr. Shaun J.Young MD University of Southern California

Shaun practices internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.