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Faculty Bios

  • Piano

    Benjamin Hochman
    Winner, Avery Fisher Career Grant; performances with the Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies, New York, Los Angeles and Israel Philharmonics, London Philharmonia; recitals in New York, Boston, and Tel Aviv; recordings for Artek; faculty, Longy School of Music of Bard College.

    Yuri Kim
    Performances with conductors Levi, Oyama, and with Atlanta, Virginia, KBS Symphonies, Sejong Soloists; recitals in Weill, Merkin, Alice Tully Halls; festivals include Merano (Italy), Round Top, Summer Piano Institute at New Paltz; faculty, Mannes.

    Robert McDonald
    Gold Medal, Busoni Competition; performances with Baltimore, San Francisco Symphonies; festivals include Aldeburgh, Caramoor, Marlboro, Salzburg;  collaborations with American, Brentano, Juiliard, Muir and Takacs String Quartets, and Isaac Stern; artistic director, Taos School of Music; faculty, Curtis and Juilliard.

    Thomas Sauer
    Perfomances in Carnegie, Alice Tully Halls, Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall; collaborations with Colin Carr, Brentano Quartet; festivals include Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, Caramoor, Music@Menlo, Portland, Seattle, Taos; faculty, Mannes, Vassar College.

    Ignat Solzhenitsyn
    Winner, Avery Fisher Career Grant; performances with Boston, Chicago, Montreal Symphonies, Israel and Los Angeles Philharmonics, Philadelphia Orchestra; recitals in New York, London, Moscow, Tokyo; collaborations with Brentano, Emerson Quartets; frequent guest conductor. U.S. and abroad; faculty, Curtis.

     

    Strings

    Misha Amory
    Winner, Naumburg Viola and Chamber Music Awards; recitals, Houston, Los Angeles and New York; founding violist, Brentano String Quartet; festivals include Brindgehampton, Caramoor, Edinburgh, Marlboro; recordings for Aeon, MHS; faculty, Juilliard, Yale.

    Serena Canin
    Winner, Naumburg Chamber Music Award; founding second violinist, Brentano String Quartet; performances at Carnegie, Alice Tully, Wigmore Halls, 92nd Street Y; collaborations with Peter Serkin, Mitsuko Uchida; festivals include Aspen, Caramoor, Edinburgh, Marlboro; faculty, Princeton University.

    Miranda Cuckson
    Performances, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Berlin Philharmonie, Teatro Colon; festivals include Bard, Bridgehampton, Lincoln Center, Marlboro, Portland; collaborations with composers including Ades, Carter, Davidovsky, Lachenmann, Wuorinen; director, Nunc; faculty, Mannes.

    Michael Kannen
    Member, Apollo Trio and Context; winner, Cleveland Quartet Award; collaborations with Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin, Mitsuko Uchida, Donald Weilerstein; festivals include Chamber Music Northwest, Taos, Yellow Barn; Director of Chamber Music, Peabody.

    Mark Steinberg  
    Winner, Naumburg Chamber Music Award and Cleveland Quartet Award; founding first violinist, Brentano String Quartet; performances with Los Angeles Philharmonic and in Carnegie, Alice Tully and Wigmore Halls; collaborations with Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida; faculty, Mannes and Yale.

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