Dr. Clara Yang

Praised by Fanfare as “a first-rate pianist who isn’t afraid of challenges,” Chinese-American Pianist Clara Yang has performed in notable venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York), Auditorio Nacional de Musica (Madrid), the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Remonstrantse Kerk (The Netherlands), the Seymour Centre (Sydney, Australia), the Barclay Theater (Irvine, California), Kodak Hall at the …

Langning Liu

An acclaimed piano virtuoso, Lang-Ning Liu made her New York debut concert with The Juilliard Orchestra, Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times hailed her as “a sensitive, extremely compelling artist”, and praised her “elegant pianism, warmth and artistic maturity”; while Musical America has remarked on her “miraculous strength and confident breadth.” After winning several …

Wei-Yi Yang

Pianist Wei-Yi Yang has received worldwide acclaim for his captivating performances and imaginative programming. Winner of the gold medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, he has performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and across America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Most recently, his …

Dr. Wenjing Liu

Renowned for her passionate and intense musicality, Dr. Wenjing Liu, a solo performer and chamber musician, has captivated audiences across the United States, China, and Italy. Her concert repertoire extends from prestigious professional venues, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, to prominent academic institutions worldwide.   Dr. Liu …

Dr. Sarkis Baltaian

Dr. Sarkis Baltaian has gained an international reputation as a concert pianist, chamber musician, recording artist and pedagogue. He has been praised by critics for his “beautiful tone and ability to project even the most delicate pianissimos” and compared to George Gershwin and Oscar Levant for his performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Dr. Baltaian …

Dr. Stephen Pierce

South African born pianist, Stephen Pierce enjoys a multi-faceted career as a sought-after teacher, presenter, performer, adjudicator, clinician, and scholar. At the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music, he oversees the secondary piano and keyboard pedagogy programs while teaching applied piano, and courses in piano pedagogy, and keyboard literature. Stephen also teaches …

Dr. Christopher Madden

Dr. Christopher Madden is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the UMKC Conservatory, where he teaches piano pedagogy, applied piano, and oversees the keyboard skills curriculum.  His playing has earned him numerous scholarships and grants, allowing him to perform throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy. Active in both publishing and presenting, Christopher’s most …

Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng

Professor Ching-Ming Cheng will be inducted into the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame in 2023. As chair of the music department at California State University, San Marcos, Dr. Cheng received the CSUSM Chancellor’s Outstanding Music Teacher Award in 2021. Dr. Cheng currently serves as Faculty Director of the Colorado State University San Marcos Foundation Board …

Dr. Karen Follingstad

Karen Follingstad has been Professor of Piano at San Diego State University since 1984. She has also taught at Kent State University, the University of Akron, and was artist faculty at the Kent-Blossom Music Festival from 1992-94, where she coached chamber music and performed with principal members of the Cleveland Orchestra. As a solo recitalist, …

Felix Tao Chang

Tao Chang studied piano with Sequeira Costa, hailed as the heir to the last student of Liszt. He was the first Asian to win the Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition, and the first winner of the Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition. Chang has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals in the Slovak Republic, …