Preparatory Division Faculty


David Oei
Studies at Peabody Conservatory, The Julliard School. Piano studies with Mieczyslaw Munz, Ilona Kabos. Chamber Music studies with Felix Galimir.
Chamber Music & Piano

David Oei was a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic at the age of nine and has since performed with major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore Symphonies. Mr. Oei is the winner of five Interlochen Concerto Competitions and the Concert Artists Guild, WQXR Young Artists, Young Musicians Foundation and Paul Ulanowsky Chamber Pianists Awards. He has made guest appearances with the Audubon Quartet, Da Capo Chamber Players, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, St. Luke's and Orpheus Chamber Ensembles and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2012-2013 he performed the Mozart Concerto No. 20, Brahms Concertos No. 1 & No. 2 and the Beethoven Concerto No. 3 with the Strathmere Festival Orchestra, comprising some of the finest chamber musicians in NYC.

Founding director of the Salon Chamber Soloists and a founding member of the Aspen Soloists and the Intimate P.D.Q. Bach he is also currently a member of the Alaria and Elysium Chamber Ensembles, Festival Chamber Music, LED Trio and the HD Duo with pianist Helene Jeanney besides enjoying a longtime collaboration with violinist Chin Kim. A former regular artist at Bargemusic and Chamber Music Northwest he has performed at various festivals including Caramoor, Sitka, Bard, Seattle, Washington Square and Kuhmo (Finland).

His television credits include "Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts", "CBS News Sunday Morning" and the "Today Show". He has recorded a wide range of chamber works for Delos, ADDA, Vanguard, CRI, Pro Arte, Arabesque, Albany, Grenadilla, Festival Chamber Music and New World Records. In the summer of '07 he conducted the Washington Square Festival Chamber Orchestra in a Gershwin/Weill concert titled "Music as Political Statement" and has since recorded the Strauss and Rachmaninoff Sonatas for cello and piano with Ruth Sommers and "The Lay of Love and Death of the Cornet Christoph Rilke" by Viktor Ullmann for piano and speaker with Lutz Rath. His duo CD with his wife, violinist Eriko Sato, titled “Five Not-So Easy Pieces”, has been released on their new label Prestissimo. Mr. Oei is a faculty member of Alaria, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Hoff-Barthelson Music School and the Mannes College Of Music.
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