2013 TCU Cellofest

GUEST ARTISTS

Gary Hardie
Dmitri Atapine Claudio Bohórquez Jesús Castro-Balbi Gary Hardie Ko Iwasaki Patrick Jee Thomas Landschoot
I-Bei Lin
     
I-Bei Lin   Thomas Loewenheim Andrew Mark Eugene Osadchy    
Dennis Parker
Hai Zheng Cellofest Cello Choir
Dennis Parker Carlos Prieto Rhonda Rider Nikola Ruzevic Bion Tsang Hai Zheng

ASU Cello Choir

ASU Cello Choir

Viva Celli

UNT Viva Celli

TCU Symphony Orchestra / TCU Chamber Orchestra

PIANISTS


Harold Martina
Harold Martina

Janet Pummill

Janet Pummill

ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHIES

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Dmitri Atapine

Dmitri Atapine

DMITRI ATAPINE has been described as "a splendid, elegant cellist" demonstrating "an astonishing showcase of virtuosity" and "effortless command of any stylistic device". As a soloist and recitalist, he has appeared on some of the world's foremost stages, including Zankel and Weill halls at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, and the National Auditorium of Spain. His frequent festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Cactus Pear, Nevada Chamber Music, Miguel Bernal Jiménez, with performances broadcast on radio and television in Spain, Italy, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea.

A first prize winner at the 2004 Carlos Prieto Cello Competition, Dr. Atapine's multiple other awards include top prizes at the Florian Ocampo, and the Llanes cello competitions, as well as the Plowman, New England, and the Premio Vittorio Gui chamber competitions. His recent engagements include collaborations with the Parker and St. Lawrence String Quartets, as well as Wu Han, Ani and Ida Kavafian, David Shifrin, and Richard O’Neill. In collaboration with pianist Adela Hyeyeon Park, Dr. Atapine recently released a world premiere recording of Lowell Liebermann’s complete works for cello and piano on the Blue Griffin label. Other recordings can be found on the Naxos, Albany, Urtext Digital, and Bridge record labels.

Dr. Atapine obtained his bachelors and masters degrees at Michigan State University with Prof. Suren Bagratuni. He holds a Doctorate and Artist Diploma from Yale School of Music, where he was a student of Prof. Aldo Parisot. The artistic director of Ribadesella Festival in Northern Spain and the Argenta Concert Series, Dr. Atapine is the cello professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a member of the Argenta Trio.

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Claudio Bohórquez

Claudio Bohorquez

Claudio Bohórquez, descent of Peruvian and Uruguayan ancestors, has been hailed as one of the most exciting and fascinating musicians of his generation by conductors, audiences, concert presenters and critics alike. He has performed as a soloist with an impressive range of internationally renowned orchestras and conductors and played with famous chamber music partners.

Claudio Bohórquez grew up in Germany and currently lives in Berlin, where he also works on a variety of special projects in the field of the visual and performing arts.

As a student of Boris Pergamenschikow, Claudio Bohórquez achieved success at an early age at international competitions such as the Tschaikowsky Youth Competition in Moscow and the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris. This culminated in 2000 with three awards at the first International Pablo Casals Competition held under the auspices of the Kronberg Academy: Marta Casals Istomin presented Claudio Bohórquez with first prize, a special award for the best chamber music, and also the use of Casals’ Gofriller cello for a period of two years. He also won first prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva, an achievement that marked the start of his career as a soloist. Meanwhile he is a teacher himself: since 2003 he is guest professor at the 'Hanns Eisler' Academy of Music in Berlin and was appointed as Professor at the Stuttgart Music Academy in succession of Jean-Guihen Queyras.

Claudio Bohórquez has performed with the SächsischeStaatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, almost all of the German radio orchestras, the Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre de Toulouse, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. In Japan he has appeared with both the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In the United States he has recently performed concerts with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Renowned conductors with whom Claudio Bohórquez has worked include Daniel Barenboim, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jonathan Darlington, Thomas Dausgaard, Christoph Eschenbach, Hans Graf, Ruben Gazarian, Manfred Honeck, Yakov Kreizberg, Sir Neville Marriner, Eiji Oue, Krzysztof Penderecki, Leonard Slatkin, Tugan Sokhiev, Lothar Zagrosek and David Zinman.

Claudio Bohórquez has been invited to numerous festivals as a guest performer, including the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the City of London Festival, the Penderecki Festival in Warsaw and the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. Appearances in the United States have included performances at the Tanglewood, Ravinia and Aspen festivals and the Hollywood Bowl. He also took part in the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria and Gidon Kremer's "Les Musiques" festival in Basel.

Highlights of the 2011/2012 season include concerts with the Frankfurter Opera and Museums- orchester, the Dresden Philharmonic and with the Orchestre Philharmonique Luxemburg under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach are scheduled for June 2012. In the current season he will focus on chamber music with the Duo Brillaner and also together with his brother Oscar Ruben Bohórquez, with whom he will also play the Brahms double concerto in Frankfurt.

Besides several CD recordings, radio broadcasts and television appearances, Claudio Bohórquez performed on Paul Englishby's soundtrack of the film "Ten Minutes Older - The Cello" which was seen in cinemas around the world. Claudio Bohórquez has also worked with artist Klaus-Peter Kirchner on "Room for Pablo Casals", a work dedicated to the great cellist combining words, sounds and images. 

Claudio Bohórquez plays a G. B. Rogeri violoncello presented to him by the Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg.

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Jesús Castro-Balbi

Jesus Castro-Balbi

Cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi enjoys a dynamic presence on the international stage as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Symphony Space in New York City, to prestigious venues in China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, and Peru. Concerto engagements include the Leipzig MDR, Dallas, Fort Worth, Aarhus, Cannes, Aguascalientes and Xalapa Symphony Orchestras, the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Symphony in Lima. Among other distinctions, Dr. Castro-Balbi is the winner of the Aldo Parisot Prize, the Salon de Virtuosi Award in New York, and of the First Prize at the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition.

A devoted champion of chamber music and new music, Dr. Castro-Balbi is the cellist of the Lin / Castro-Balbi Duo, of the Clavier Trio, and of the music project Caminos del Inka. He appears in 12 compact discs and has offered 44 premiere performances and premiere recordings, including of 11 works written for him.

A sought-after pedagogue, Dr. Castro-Balbi has conducted master-classes and lectures at Beijing’s Central Conservatory, The Juilliard School, Paris Conservatoire, Leipzig’s Hochschule, and the Yale School of Music. He coaches the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia, and serves as the lead faculty at the new Carlos Prieto Mexican Cello Center. He has adjudicated for the Sphinx Competition, the Carlos Prieto and the Lutoslawski International Cello Competitions. The cello professor at the Texas Christian University School of Music in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Castro-Balbi also serves as the founding artistic director of the Faculty & Friends Chamber Music Series, the TCU Cello Ensemble, and of the biennial TCU Cellofest. At TCU, he received the Dean’s Research and Creativity Award and the College of Fine Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar.

Of Peruvian heritage and raised in France, Dr. Castro-Balbi is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur at Lyon, Indiana University at Bloomington, Yale, and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Juilliard School. He studied with Iseut Chuat, Marc Coppey, Jean Deplace, Aldo Parisot, Janos Starker, and members of the Amadeus, Borodine, Juilliard, Ravel and Tokyo String Quartets.

Please visit www.jcbcello.com.

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Germán Gutiérrez

German Gutierrez

Germán Augusto Gutiérrezhas served as Director of Orchestras and Professor of Orchestral Studies at Fort Worth’s Texas Christian University (TCU) as well as Director of TCU’s Latin American Music Center and biennial Latin American Music Festival since 1996.  Since 2000, Dr. Gutiérrez has also served as Music Director of the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth (YOGFW).

Dr. Gutiérrez is a frequent guest conductor of professional orchestras in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania.  He recently recorded a CD with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman as soloists. The 2010-11 season includes invitations to conduct the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Peru National Symphony, the EAFIT Symphony in Medellin, the Youth Philharmonic of Colombia, and the Cartagena International Music Festival.  In 2008, he returned for an unprecedented twelfth year as guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony’s Hispanic Festival.  In 2006, he was invited to conduct the Czech National Symphony in historic Smetana Hall as part of the 110th anniversary of Carl Orff’s birth, where he led the orchestra in a performance of Carmina Burana.  Maestro Gutiérrez has also appeared with the symphony orchestras of Shanghai (China), Xalapa and San Luis Potosí in Mexico, the Fort Worth Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic (New Zealand), Bogotá Philharmonic, Puerto Rico National Symphony, Sinfónica del Teatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro, and Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), among others.  In 2002, Maestro Gutiérrez was invited to the Trentino region of Italy to conduct Rossini’s Barber of Seville for the 30th anniversary of the Pergine Spettacolo Aperto.

Maestro Gutiérrez holds Músico Bachiller and Maestro en Música degrees from the Tolima Conservatory in Colombia.  He also received a master’s degree from Illinois State University and a doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado.  For his involvement and dedication to TCU, Maestro Gutiérrez received the Dean's Teaching Award, the Dean's Award for Research and Creative Activity, and the 2003 Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity, the highest award that the university bestows.

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Gary Hardie

Gary hardie

GARY HARDIE is Professor of Cello and Coordinator of Strings at the Baylor School of Music. His two main teachers, Joel Krosnick and Charles Wendt, were both students of renowned cello teacher Luigi Silva. Other teachers include David Soyer, Luca di Cecco, and Hermann Busch. Before coming to Baylor, Hardie was solo cellist with the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, and then taught cello on the faculty at New Mexico State University.

Hardie is active as a recitalist and chamber musician, and is a passionate advocate for string chamber music. He has a keen interest in contemporary music as well, and received a BMI Young Composer Award while in graduate school. His CD recording of Steven Stucky's Voyages for solo cello and wind ensemble on the Albany label was nominated for a Grammy. Recent performances include the world premiere this past January of Christopher Theofinidis Piano Quintet.

Hardie's cello students have won numerous honors, including being finalists in the Sphinx and San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club competitions, winner of the state ASTA Competition, and winners of the full concerto competition at Baylor. His students have also received scholarships for summer study at the Kneisel Hall Festival, Blossom Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Bowdoin, Round-Top, Brevard, Eastern, Green Mountain, and Chautauqua Festivals. He has received an Outstanding Tenured Professor Award from Baylor University.

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Ko Iwasaki

Ko Iwasaki

First-Prize winner of the Japan National Music Competition in 1960, Ko Iwasaki studied cello with Hideo Saito. After graduating from the Toho Gakuen High School, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School under Leonard Rose. In 1965 he made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series. Later, he studied with Harvey Shapiro and Pablo Casals in Puerto Rico. He has won top prizes in numerous international cello competitions such as the Vienna, Munich, Budapest, Cassado, and Tchaikovsky competitions. In 1971, he received the Arts Minister Award for Young Artists and the Arts Festival Record Prize for his performance of contemporary Japanese cello music. In 1972, he made his European debut with the London Symphony Orchestra with Andre Previn.
Since 1974, he has been based in the United States where he has performed both as a soloist and as a chamber music player, as well as in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Japan. In addition, he has participated in numerous festivals, including Marlboro, Aspen, Santa Fe, Lockenhaus, and Kuhumo.

He has taught at Illinois State University, University of Illinois, and the Southern Methodist University. He also has been highly praised for his master classes conducted at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the World Cello Congress, and many other universities. Since 1990, he has been invited to serve as a member of jury at many international competitions such as the Cassado, Munich, the Tchaikovsky, Isang Yun. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Toho Conservatory in Tokyo, regular faculty member at the Institute for String (Dallas), and Montecito International Music Festival in California.

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Patrick Jee

Patrick Jee

Korean-American cellist, Patrick Jee, is a rising star in the classical music world and is hailed as being a “gifted virtuoso with a satin-smooth singing line” by the critic, Harris Goldsmith/New York Concert Review.  He has received numerous accolades including winning the Grand Prize at the 5th Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition in Mexico, the Andre Navarra Cello Competition, the Irving Klein International String Competition, and the HAMS Cello Competition.

Mr. Jee’s solo career has taken him across North America, Asia, and Europe with engagements by many orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and the National Orchestra of Toulouse.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Jee has performed at prestigious venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, and London’s Wigmore Hall.  In 2003, he gave a special performance at the United Nations commemorating the Korean War armistice and has also appeared on CNN, American Morning.  He has also been enthusiastically received at major music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Caramoor Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla’s Summerfest, and the Banff Center for the Arts. 

Mr. Jee holds a B.M. from the Juilliard School and a M.M. from Yale University School of Music where he studied with Aldo Parisot.  He was appointed Assistant Principal Cello of the Lyric Opera of Chicago by Sir Andrew Davis and held the position of Principal Cello of the Grant Park Orchestra. In addition to being Professor of Cello at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts his edition of the Glazunov Meditation for cello was recently published by the International Music Company.

Mr. Jee can be heard on the Albany, Urtext, and HM record labels, KBS (Korea), WFMT, and www.webconcerthall.com.  For more information please visit www.patrickjee.com.

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Thomas Landschoot

Thomas Landschoot

Praised for his expressive and poetic music making, cellist Thomas Landschoot enjoys an international career as a concert and recording artist and pedagogue. He has toured North America, Europe and Asia and has appeared on National Radio and Television worldwide. His solo career started after taking a top prize at the International Cello Competition ŒJeunesse Musicales‚ in 1995 in Bucharest, Romania. He recently performed with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra, Prima la Musica (Belgium), Shieh Chien Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Tempe Symphony and the Orchestra of the United States Army Band and has appeared at the Park City, Santa Barbara, Mammoth Lakes, Utah, Red Rock, Waterloo, Killington and Texas Music Festivals. His recordings are available on Summit, Organic, Kokopelli and Centaur Records.

As an avid chamber musician, he performed with the Takacs Quartet and members of the Cleveland, Vermeer and Auduban Quartets. He is a founding member of the Taman Trio in Europe, Chamber Ensemble Bloomington in Japan and the Trio Du Soleil in Arizona. Thomas Landschoot has been involved in an interdisciplinary public service project resulting in the building of an orphanage and hospital in Tamil Nadu, India. A documentary film of the cellist traveling and performing in India has been combined with photography, culinary, journalism and new compositions.

Thomas Landschoot joined the faculty of Arizona State University in 2001 after having thought at the University of Michigan. He has been awarded the Herberger College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award (2005) and is on the faculty of Shieh Chien University in Taipei since 2008. He spends his summers performing and teaching at places like the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Quartet Program in New York, Killington Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music and the Texas Music Festival. His students have gained success in the music world and occupy principal positions in major orchestras like the Montreal and Seattle Symphonies and teach at many Universities around the country.

Thomas Landschoot is the Artistic Director of the Sonoran Chamber Music Festival and the President of the Arizona Cello Society.

Landschoot performs on 2 exceptional instruments: a rare 1830 Giovanni Batista Pressenda and the 1709 Boccherini Stradivarius on loan from the Chimei foundation.

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Gloria Lin

Gloria Lin


Taiwanese-born pianist Gloria Lin was educated at The Juilliard School, the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the Manhattan School of Music, and earned her Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her teachers include Rostislav Dubinsky, Joseph Kalischtein, Nina Lelchuk, Solomon Mikowsky, Aldo Parisot, and Gyorgy Sebok.

Dr. Lin is the winner of the Dora Zaslavsky Koch Piano Competition, the Chopin Council of Greater New York Competition, and was awarded the Grand Prize at the Young Keyboard Artist Association International Competition as well as the First Prize at the Taiwan National Youth Piano Competition. She received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the University of Michigan, and the United States Presidential Award at the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Dr. Lin has performed around the world from New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Kosciuszko Foundation, and the United Nations, to the Ford Center in Toronto, the Carlos Chavez Hall in Mexico City, and to France, Japan, Spain, and Venezuela. She is a regular guest artist at the International Music Festival in Morelia, Mexico; the Sociedad Filarmonica series in Lima, the University of Texas at Dallas, the Cliburn at the Modern, the Fort Worth Chamber Music Society, the TCU Faculty & Friends Chamber Music Series and the TCU Cellofest in Fort Worth. She has been featured on prominent national and international media, such as NPR’s Performance Today, WNYC’s Soundcheck, and Japan’s public television NHK.

An active chamber musician, Dr. Lin is a founding member of the Lin / Castro-Balbi duo with cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi, and a member of the music project Caminos del Inka. She has collaborated with such noted artists as cellists Christopher Adkins, Andres Diaz, Marion Feldman, Patrick Jee, Brinton Smith, and violinists David Davidovici, Celeste Golden, Michael Shih, and Roland and Almita Vamos.

Dr. Lin serves on the piano faculty at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and maintains an active private studio. During the summer, she teaches at Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado.

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I Bei Lin

I-Bei Lin

Dr. I-Bei Lin is an Associate Professor of Cello and Chair of Strings at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.  Dr. Lin, a native of Taiwan, received her Doctor of Music degree with Honors and her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction from the Eastman School of Music.

She has given solo recitals at in ten countries: Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States. A fabulous review from the Carnegie hall debut stated, “Dr. Lin is a very fine cellist. Her technique is effortless, secure and masterful; her tone is pure, warm, sonorous and variable in color, nuance and intensity.”  A review in Austria stated that “Beauty of tone, high contrasts and a presentation of masterly perfection characterized the young cellist.”  Another review of her recital in Bangkok enthused, "the grand, deep, and rich sound of I-Bei's cello, which reminded me of the Russian cello master Rostropovich..”  

While living in Taiwan, Dr. I-Bei Lin's exceptional talent was recognized by the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. She was the only cellist in her native country to be selected for and offered a full scholarship to study in the United States.  Dr. I-Bei Lin is a founding cellist of two faculty piano trios at the University of Hawaii-Manoa: Trio Manoa and Trio Xia. Dr. Lin served as a principal cellist at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany and Denmark and the Tanglewood Young Artist Festival Orchestra in Boston.  She performed with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan under Christoph Eschenbach and Michael Tilson Thomas, and the New York String Seminar Orchestra in Carnegie Hall under Alexander Schneider.  Her primary teachers included Hans Jorgen Jensen, Steve Doane and Pamela Frame.

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Thomas Loewenheim

Thomas Loewenheim


Thomas Loewenheim is a modern renaissance man: a unique musician who enjoys an international career, combining cello performance, conducting, and teaching at the highest levels.  He has toured North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East, performing with orchestras, giving recitals, and playing chamber music, and has been broadcast over the national radio networks in Austria, Canada, and Israel.

Loewenheim is currently director of orchestras and professor of cello at California State University, Fresno, and music director and conductor of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno.  Recently he received the Provost's Award for Promising New Faculty, and the Fresno Arts Council’s Ella Odorfer Educator of the Year Horizon Award.  Previously he taught at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy and the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), and served as music director and conductor of the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra (MAYO) in south-central Indiana.

Through his own performing, working with some of the great musicians of our day, and his cumulative experience as a teacher, Loewenheim has synthesized an approach to teaching and conducting which produces a technical confidence that rapidly enables music-making at a sophisticated level.  He is currently demonstrating this approach in his master classes around the world.

Loewenheim earned a doctorate in cello performance from the renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and was mentored in conducting by David Effron.  He received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan under Erling Blöndal Bengtsson and a bachelor’s degree from the Rubin Academy for Music and Dance in Jerusalem.  He also took part in master classes with Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Antonio Meneses, Arto Noras, Aldo Parisot, William Pleeth, and Menahem Pressler, among others.  He plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume cello, made in 1848.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Mark

Cellist Andrew Mark has been an active member of Boston's classical music community for over thirty years. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where his teachers included Bernard Greenhouse, Laurence Lesser, Colin Carr, and George Neikrug.

Mark has developed a multi-faceted career where he is equally comfortable in the solo, chamber music, and orchestral performing worlds in addition to his teaching and conducting activities at The Boston Conservatory, where he also serves as Chair of the String Department. An accomplished advocate of new music, Mark was the cellist of the Boston Composers String Quartet which won the silver medal at the Osaka International Quartet Competition in 1993. He then joined the critically acclaimed group The CORE Ensemble, a trio of cello, piano, and percussion dedicated to commissioning new works and the creation of innovative collaborative projects with drama and dance. In 2000, the CORE Ensemble received the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s prestigious MacDermott Award for its unique contributions to the field of chamber music.

In 1988 Mark became a United States Artistic Ambassador and has since performed cello recitals and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, South and Central America, and Asia. He has been a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society and at several summer music festivals including the Newport (RI) Music Festival, the Contemporary Music Festival at Tanglewood, the Portland Chamber Music Festival, and the new Foulger International Festival. He has recorded for New World, Koch, Albany, Dorian, CRI, Ongaku, and Neuma Recordings.

 Mark is the recipient of the 2008 Studio Teacher of the Year Award presented by the Massachusetts chapter of the American String Teachers Association and was recently recognized for outstanding contributions to string teaching by the Foundation for the Advancement of String Education.

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Harold Martina

Na Mula

Harold Martina was born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. He began to study music as a small child, first with the English teacher Newburn Patrick, and later with the Dutch pianist Teun Don. He furthered his training with the Italian pianist Anna Maria Pennella at the Fine Arts Institute of Medellin, Colombia, where he graduated Cum Laude. He completed his advanced studies in Europe with Professor Richard Hauser at the Vienna Academy of Music, and became the first student to graduate Summa Cum Laude by unanimous vote from the Academy. In conjunction with this distinction, he was awarded a prize by the Austrian Ministry of Culture.

In 1975, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed him as a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his outstanding contribution to music. In 1990, the National Committee of Honorary Membership of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international fraternity of music, selected Harold Martina as a National Arts Associate.
Mr.Martina has made several recordings: one in Holland, three in Belgium, four in Colombia, and two in the United States. He has been referenced in books such as "Hundred Years of Music Life in Curaçao", "Encyclopedia of the Netherlands Antilles", "Cultural Mosaic of the Netherlands Antilles", "Music and Musicians of the Netherlands Antilles", "New History of Colombia", "Popayán", "Changin Curaçao", and "Holy Week in Popayán".

Harold Martina has performed as soloist in the U.S. with the State Symphony Orchestra of New Jersey, the Boston Symphony Players, the East Texas State Orchestra, the Knox Galesburg Symphony, the Butler University Symphony Orchestra, and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. He toured with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Zinman. He has been soloist with orchestras in Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Ecuador and Curaçao. Mr. Martina is the founder and conductor of the Antioquia Chamber Orchestra, and has been guest conductor of several chamber orchestras.

Harold Martina has accompanied world renowned performers such as: violinists Eugene Fodor, Daniel Heifetz, Henryk Szeryng, Erick Friedman, and Ruggiero Ricci; cellists Christine Walevska, Leonard Rose, Pierre Fournier, Paul Tortelier, Andre Navarro, Antonio Janigro and Janos Starker; sopranos Maria Stader and Sheila Armstrong; flautist Gary Schocker, and bandoneonist Daniel Binelli.
His concerto repertoire consists of over 50 compositions. In Bogotá, Colombia, he performed an anthology of piano concerti with works by 13 composers, ranging from Bach to Shostakovich, in a period of two months. He has also performed the cycle of all Beethoven piano concerti on several occasions.

Harold Martina has performed in Europe, the United States of America, Latin America, Israel and Japan with extraordinary acclaim by both audiences and critics. Mr.Martina has performed at the Lincoln Center in New York, and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In 1993, he ended a tour in Belgium and Holland with a recital in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. In 2001 College of Fine Arts of the University of Antioquia in Colombia named its music hall "Harold Martina Auditorium". At present he is an Professor of Piano at the School of Music of the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

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Eugene Osadchy

Eugene Osadchy

Cellist Eugene Osadchy is hailed as having "the most refined and balanced string playing" by the New York Times and has been called "a paragon of Russian élan" by the Vancouver Sun. Newsday writes he is "a soloist with a clearly defined musical personality" and is noted for his "extraordinary playing" by the Dallas Morning News. "Mr. Osadchy possesses a very rich tone and is steeped in the great classical tradition. It is good to know that there are ardent keepers of the flame." The New York Sun.

Currently Professor of Cello at the University of North Texas, Eugene Osadchy is a Principal cellist with the Plano Symphony and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. He is also the Artistic Advisor of the Vetta Chamber Music Series in Vancouver, Canada and the Artistic Advisor of the Blue Candlelight Music Series in Dallas,TX.

Eugene Osadchy regularly performs and gives master classes throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. He has performed at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center, and the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. In addition, Mr. Osadchy makes frequent appearances at the Bargemusic series in New York, the Autumn Classic series in Anchorage, Chamber Music International in Dallas, Strings in the Mountains at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, International Niagara Music Festival in Canada and Summit Festival in New Jersey.

Mr. Osadchy has also performed in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. He has participated in numerous chamber music series and festivals around the world including the Amsterdam and Groningen International Festivals in Holland, the Stellenbosch International Music Festival in South Africa, Famalicao Music Festival in Portugal, the Vetta Chamber Music Series in Vancouver (where he formerly served as Artistic Director), Music at Blair Athol in Scotland, the Castel Franko di Veneto Festival in Italy, the Mozart Festival in Woodstock, Illinois, as well as Vancouver, Victoria, Banff, Seattle, Sitka, Durango, the Mozart Festival in Long Island, NY, and Maui Music Festivals.

Other musical credits of Mr. Osadchy include recordings with the CBC Radio Orchestra which have received numerous Juno awards - the Canadian equivalent of the Grammies. He has composed two film scores and has several CD’s on the Melodia label featuring his own compositions and arrangements. Mr. Osadchy has more than 60 arrangements for various cello ensembles. For the past eight years, Mr. Osadchy has presented his annual North Texas Summer Cello Clinic.

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Dennis Parker

Dennis Parker

DENNIS PARKER was born in New York City and began his cello studies at the age of six. He received his early training with Channing Robbins of the Juilliard School, and later earned degrees from Indiana University and Yale University, where he worked with Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, respectively. Recent tours have taken him to Asia, South and Central America, and Eastern and Western Europe. He is actively involved in the expansion of the existing cello repertoire and has transcribed many works for his instrument. A Haymon Professor of Music, Parker has taught Cello and String Chamber Music at the Louisiana State University School of Music since 1988. A committed pedagogue, Parker released a DVD and instructional manual, the “Popper Manifesto” in 2002. This project remains the first and only complete recorded performance of David Popper’s “High School of Cello Playing.” Other recordings feature: his transcriptions of Sonatas by Debussy (violin), Poulenc (flute) and Enesco's 3rd violin sonata;  "Cello Matters" crossover cello works by Liduino Pitombeira, Astor Piazzolla, David Baker and Daniel Schnyder; and "Uplifting Discoveries of a Generation Lost", works of composers Hans Krasa, Viktor Ullman, Erwin Schulhoff, and Gideon Klein, all of whom perished in the holocaust. This year Parker is a recipient of an A.T.L.A.S. grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Through its generous support, he will produce three independent recording projects-the complete works for cello of Brazilian composer, Walter Burle Marx, transcriptions of Mozart's Violin Concerto V in A major, and the Sinfonia Concertante for violin and Cello (viola). This years' tours will extend to China, St.Petersburg, Berlin, Brazil and Istanbul.

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Carlos Prieto

Carlos Prieto

Carlos Prieto, Mexican-born and MIT-educated, is one of the most respected cellists in the world, regularly premiering works composed especially for him by Latin American, North American and European composers.

Prieto began playing the cello at age four, studying with the Hungarian cellist Imre Hartman and later with Pierre Fournier in Geneva and Leonard Rose in New York.

He has played with orchestras from all over the world, and has been invited to many of the world’s most prestigious halls.

Remarkable is Carlos Prieto’s contribution to the cello repertoire. Since 1980 he has played and recorded the world premieres of close to 100 compositions, most of which were written for him by the main composers from Mexico, Latin America, Spain and other countries. 

Prieto has written seven books.  His book “The Adventures of a Cello” has appeared in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Russian. He was appointed in 2011 a Member of the Academy of the Spanish Language

Mr. Prieto’s unusual background includes degrees from in Engineering and in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which appointed him in 1993 member of its Department of Music and Theater Arts Visiting Committee.
He is a Member of the Fine Arts Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin.
He is since 1995 Chairman of the Foundation of the Conservatory of Las Rosas, the oldest conservatory of the Americas and Mexico’s most ambitious music education project.

He has received many awards, such the French Order of the Arts and Letters; the Order of Civil Merit from the King of Spain; the National Prize for the Arts from the President of Mexico; the Pushkin Medal from the President of Russia; the Eva Janzer Award entitled “Chevalier du Violoncelle” from Indiana University; a Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale University; and a Commendation for Distinguished Leadership in the Arts from TCU.

Website: www.carlosprieto.com

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Janet Whitcomb Pummill

Janet Pummill

Janet Whitcomb Pummill, Professor of Professional Practice and Coordinator of Collaborative Piano, Texas Christian University, and Associate Organist, University Christian Church, has achieved a national reputation and is in great demand as accompanist, collaborative and solo artist throughout the country for concerts, recitals, conventions, and honor and all-state choirs.  She has had wide acclaim for her accompanying skills by many conductors including the late Robert Shaw.   Paul Salamunovich has written, “Janet epitomizes the perfect choral accompanist.”  Mrs. Pummill has had five of her choral compositions premiered by the New York Pops in Carnegie Hall. Her compositions are published by Colla Voce, Inc., Carl Fischer, Inc. and Hal Leonard Corporation.

Mrs. Pummill's accompaniments and arrangements are featured in numerous CDs distributed in schools nationwide in the Silver Burdett Ginn Making Music series.  She sang with the Robert Shaw Institute/Festival Singers for several seasons including the final institute gathering in Gramat, France as well as the Desert Chorale of Santa Fe. 

 Janet and her three daughters tour as a performing ensemble of four pianos and four voices entitled ClaviVoce.  Her degrees are from the University of North Texas and the University of Illinois.

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Rhonda Rider

Rhonda Rider

A founding member of the Naumburg Award winning Lydian Quartet, with whom she played for over twenty years, Rhonda Rider is now a member of the celebrated piano trio Triple Helix. Rider’s chamber music and solo recordings have been nominated for Grammy Awards and cited as Critic's Choice in both the New York Times and Boston Globe. As a chamber musician she has won numerous prizes at Banff, Evian, Fischoff and Portsmouth Competitions. As a soloist she won the Concert Artists Guild Award as well as an Aaron Copland Recording Grant. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Corcoran Gallery, Wigmore Hall (London), Corcoran Gallery, Symphony Space, Library of Congress, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chamber Music Series. Dedicated to the performance of “new” music, Rider has premiered and recorded works by such composers as John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Steve Mackey, Bright Sheng and Elliott Carter.

Ms. Rider has given numerous masterclasses at schools including Yale School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory and Princeton. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the American String Teachers’ Association and Chamber Music America. She has also adjudicated at the Concert Artists Guild, Stulberg and Fischoff Competitions.

In 2010 Ms. Rider was named Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. Eleven pieces for solo cello were commissioned for her February and October residencies. The works were performed in fifteen concerts across the U.S. in a wide variety of venues from Boston and Dallas to Wupatki National Monument and rural New York State.

During the summer months, she performs and teaches at Music From Salem (NY), Green Mountain Festival (VT), ARIA and is the cello coach for the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong. Additionally she holds a Cello Seminar dedicated to contemporary music in Salem, New York. This season she will perform across the US, in Hong Kong and Japan.

Ms. Rider holds degrees from Oberlin and Yale. Her teachers have included the renowned cellists Aldo Parisot, Zara Nelsova and Richard Kapuscinski. She is currently the Chair of Chamber Music and on the Cello Faculty at The Boston Conservatory. She also teaches graduate students at Boston University.

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Nikola Ruzevic

Nikola Ruzevic

A native of Croatia, Nikola Ruzevic has established himself as an international performer and teacher. His career, to date, has taken him to many countries around the world where he has received critical acclaim for his artistry.

Nikola Ruzevic has won numerous prizes and awards including the World Association of Young Businessmen Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Arts, Croatian String Teachers Association - String Teacher of the Year Award, University of Southern California - Outstanding Leadership in Chamber Music Award, Colorado Symphony National Orchestra Competition - first prize, Rose Pollack Award, American String Teachers Association Competition, California - third prize, Bell T. Richie Award, Mu Phi Epsilon Award, and the Yugoslav String Competition - first prize.

Mr. Ruzevic has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician with such renowned groups and artists as Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Solisti di Zagreb, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Bartok String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Sebastian String Quartet, Zagreb String Quartet , Viotti String Quartet, Apple Hill Chamber Players, Members of the Bolshoi Theater Moscow, Members of the München Philharmonic Orchestra, Fresno Cello Ensemble, Mitani On, Yossi Reshef, Joan Tower and Dora Schwarzberg.

Mr. Ruzevic has earned his Bachelor of Music degree, Magna cum Laude and Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California under the instruction of Prof. E. Schoenfeld. His other teachers include M. Flaksman, D. Berkovic-Magdalenic, V. Despalji, D. Grigorian, R. Kirshbaum and A. Janigro.

Nikola Ruzevic has held teaching positions at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, University of Zagreb, Croatia, University of Texas at Arlington, Zagreb Music School, Croatia, Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival, and principal cellist positions in the following orchestras: Fresno Philharmonic, Fresno Opera, and Los Angeles Guild Opera. At present, Mr. Ruzevic is professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of North Texas, Denton and a regular professor at the "Uzmah Hvar" International Summer School, Croatia, the Coordinator of Texas Cello Academy and Festival, USA, the Accent Music Festival, USA and the Upbeat International Music Festival, Japan. Nikola Ruzevic is a recording artist for A Classics and Croatia Records.

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Bion Tsang

Bion Tsang

Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Bronze Medal in the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition, cellist Bion Tsang has appeared with the New York, Moscow and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, the Atlanta, Pacific, Civic, American and National Symphony Orchestras, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Saint Paul and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, the Louisville Orchestra and the Taiwan National Orchestra.  As a chamber musician, Mr. Tsang has collaborated with violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin and Kyoko Takezawa, violist Michael Tree, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Gary Karr and pianist Leon Fleisher.  He has been a frequent guest artist of the Boston Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music International of Dallas, Da Camera of Houston and Camerata Pacifica in Los Angeles, and performed at many festivals including Marlboro, Portland, Tucson, the Bard Festival, Bravo! Colorado, and the Laurel Festival of the Arts, where he served as Artistic Director for ten years.  Mr. Tsang received his BA from Harvard University and his MMA from Yale University where he studied with Aldo Parisot.  His other cello teachers included Ardyth Alton, Luis Garcia-Renart, William Pleeth, Channing Robbins and Leonard Rose.  Mr. Tsang is on the faculty at the UT Butler School of Music.

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David Ying

Bion Tsang

DAVID YING, cellist of the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, performs widely, both in traditional concerts from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, and in unusual presentations beyond the concert hall. The quartet's wide-ranging career and interests have led them to the White House as well as to juvenile prisons, and from farm towns to urban community centers. Their performing collaborators have ranged from eminent musicians such as pianists Menahem Pressler and Leon Fleisher, to folk musician Mike Seeger, dancers, actors, magicians, computers, and even Chinese chefs.
David can also be heard on the Ying Quartet's enthusiastically received recordings, four of which have received Grammy nominations.
An avid teacher, David serves on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. As a solo cellist, he has been prizewinner in the Naumburg International Violoncello Competition and the Washington International Competition.

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Hai Zheng

 

Hai Zheng

Concert cellist Hai Zheng has recorded as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra in London and the Amatius Orchestra in New York at Lincoln Center. She has performed as soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, and Asia, with Paul Olefsky in England and with Aldo Parisot in China. She made her European debut at the Oxford Town Hall in England and her New York City debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. Her appearances include solo/chamber music concerts at Wigmore Hall in London, at the Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna, New York's Steinway Hall, Barge music series in NYC, and a Canadian debut at the Guelph International Music Festival. These concerts were highly acclaimed by The New York Times, Oxford Daily Mail, and Strad Magazine. As a winner of the Feuermann International Cello Competition, she participated in the 2nd International Cello Festival in Kronberg, Germany. She has recorded five CDs. Her recording of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the English Chamber Orchestra was chosen as a “top pick” by the magazine Recording Direct. She has been a guest cellist with the Enso, Miró and Shanghai Quartets. Her recent visits to China have included a special concert for the Asia Society in Hong Kong, master classes and recitals at Shanghai, Guangzhou and Macau conservatories. She just returned from performing a special homecoming recital at famous Gulangyu concert hall at the invitation of the Xiamen University. Her recent concerts also included master classes and recitals at Duke University and Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. Ms. Zheng has been an Assistant Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Southwestern University and is on the faculty at St. Stephen's Episcopal School. She is the Artistic Director for the Young Musicians Festival Competition at Asian American Culture Center.

 

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ASU Cello Choir

 

ASU Cello Choir

 

The ASU Cello Choir, under the direction of Thomas Landschoot, has been active in the Tempe and greater Phoenix valley for over ten years. Through regular public performances and collaborations with ASTA AZ's annual Cellobration festival, the ensemble succeeds in bringing high level music and educational experiences to local communities while also offering its student performers opportunities to learn and grow as young musicians and educators. The ensemble was particularly proud to be featured in a scholarship concert hosted by the Arizona Cello Society in 2010, performing alongside members of the Phoenix Symphony as well as cellist Scott Kluksdahl and the late Bernard Greenhouse. The ASU Cello Choir is delighted to continue its artistic mission at this year's TCU Cellofest.

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UNT Viva Celli

 

Viva Celli

UNT "Viva Celli" ensemble was formed in 2000 by Professor Eugene Osadchy. The cello choir gives annual concerts at UNT and provides the opportunity to study and perform challenging repertoire arranged by Mr. Osadchy. Over the years vast repertoire (more than 80 compositions) were performed, ranging from baroque, classical to contemporary. On April 10th,2013 Viva Celli presents at UNT a program featuring compositions by Schubert, Dvorak,Grieg, Rimsky- Korsakov, Faure, Arutunian and Stevie Wonder.

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2013 TCU CELLOFEST CELLO CHOIR

Katherine Audas                     Boise, ID (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi)
Alvaro Angulo                         Louisiana (Student of Dennis Parker, Louisiana State U.)
Devon Arcangeli                      Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Kinga Bacik                            Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Andrew Mark, Boston Conservatory)
Foster Baird                            Waco, TX (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Claudio Bohórquez*               Stuttgart/Berlin Hochschule
McCaryn Bourgeois                Austin, TX (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Mattie Brister                          Georgetown, TX (Student of Dr. Karla Hamelin)
Diana Burgess                         Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
David Campbell                      Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Jesús Castro-Balbi                  TCU
Yu-Ho Chang                         Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Nikola Ruzevic, UNT)
Christine Chen                        Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Rhonda Rider, Boston Conservatory)
Yuzheng Chen                        Beijing, China (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Daniel Chilton                         Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Ning-Yi Chou                        Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Julio Contreras                       Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Valentina Crnjak                    Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Claire Druffner                       Dallas, TX (Student of Prof. Donna Davis)
Maria Luciana Gallo               Reno, NV (Student of Dr. Dmitri Atapine, U. of Nevada at Reno)
Le Gao                                  Beijing, China (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Gary Hardie*                         Baylor U.
Nick Hardie*                         Baylor, TX
Rylie Harrods                         Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Bryan Hayslett                        Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Rhonda Rider, Boston Conservatory)
Jonathan Heyward                  Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Andrew Mark, Boston Conservatory)
Byron Hogan                          Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Rhonda Rider, Boston Conservatory)
Mengmeng Huang                   Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Andrew Mark, Boston Conservatory)
Pedro Huff                              Louisiana (Student of Dennis Parker, Louisiana State U.)
Ko Iwasaki*                           Toho Conservatory
Patrick Jee*                            Chicago Lyric Opera, Roosevelt U.
Frank Jenkins                          Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Jun Jin                                     Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
So Jeong Jo                             Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Samuel Johnson                       Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Ariel Kao                                Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Christian Kay                          Tyler, TX (Student of Prof. Christopher Adkins)
Nora Karakousoglou               Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Rhonda Rider, Boston Conservatory)
Michelle Kesler                       Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Hyung-Joo Kim                       Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Narae Kim                               Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Kelly Knox                              Chicago, IL (Student of Prof. Patrick Jee, Roosevelt U.)
Hyunjeong "Jenny" Kwak        Seoul, South Korea (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Yen-Tsang Lai                         Hsinchu, Taiwan (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Thomas Landschoot*               Arizona State U.
Mikko Lehtola*                        PKMO - Finland
I-Bei Lin*                                U. of Hawaii-Manoa
Thomas Loewenheim*              California State U. at Fresno
Andrew Mark*                        Boston Conservatory
Juan Guillermo Mireles Morales  Fort Collins, CO (Student of Prof. Barbara Thiem, Colorado State U.)
Myrtil Mitanga                         Atlanta, GA (Student of Prof. Martha Gerschefski)
Dominic Na                             Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Jesse Nummelin                       Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Eugene Osadchy*                    U. of North Texas
Laura Ospina                           Fort Worth, TX (TCU alumna)
Dennis Parker*                        Louisiana State U.
Tim Pizzichemi                         Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Belle Ra                                   Allen, TX (Student of Profs. Ko Iwasaki and Euny Ra)
Ana Lisa Reese                        Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Jordan Rhyne                          Fort Worth, TX (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Rhonda Rider*                        Boston Conservatory, Boston U.
Ilia De la Rosa                         Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Nikola Ruzevic*                      U. of North Texas
Marguerite Salajko                   Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Kevin Sanchez                         Fort Worth, TX (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Anna Seda                               Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Rhonda Rider, Boston Conservatory)
Brian Seo                                 Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Jun Seo                                   Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Romel Shearer                         Nassau, Bahamas (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Amy Shin                                Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Daniel Smith                            Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Weiting Sun                             Boston, MA (Student of Prof. Rhonda Rider, Boston Conservatory)
Johannes Teppo                      Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Hannah Thomas-Hollands       Dallas, TX (Student of Profs. Christopher Adkins and Andrés Díaz, SMU)
Maura Timmerman                  Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Dan Totan                               Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Bion Tsang*                            UT Austin
Yu-Ting Tseng                         Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Mayara Velasquez                   Houston, TX (Student of Dennis Parker, Louisiana State U.)
Jesse Mic Vredenburgh           Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Ruth Wenger                            Phoenix, AZ (Student of Prof. Thomas Landschoot, ASU)
Esme West                               Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Elizabeth White                        Dallas, TX (Student of Profs. Christopher Adkins and Andrés Díaz, SMU)
Yi Xin                                      Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Anna Zaborsky                         Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Ying Zhang                              Austin, TX (Student of Prof. Bion Tsang, UT Austin)
Hai Zheng*                              Southwestern U.
Zhang Zheng                            China (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
MingYao Zhao                         Beijing, China (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)
Lejing Zhou                             Denton, TX (Student of Prof. Eugene Osadchy, UNT)
Xiaolai “Roy” Zhou                 Shanghai, China (Student of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, TCU)

* 2013 TCU Cellofest Guest Artist

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