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Aldo Abreu

  • Chair, Early Music, and Director, Baroque Ensembles (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Historical Performance (College)
  • Recorder (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Orchestras (Continuing Education)

As a performer on the recorder, Aldo Abreu has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, New Zealand, Central America, and his native Venezuela…

John Adams

  • Piano

B.A. and B.M. (Oberlin College); M.M.

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Samuel Adams

  • Piano
  • Dept. Chair Emeritus

Samuel Adams created and directed NEC's School of Continuing Education and Summer School during his 25 years as an administrator, and was Chair of the SCE…

Melanie Almiron

  • Piano

Pianist Melanie Almiron has taught at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School since the 1997/1998 academic year.

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Kenneth Amis

  • Tuba

Kenneth Amis was born and raised in Bermuda.  He began playing the piano at a young age and upon entering high school took up the tuba and…

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Leslie Amper

  • Piano

Leslie Amper's piano performances have been called “noble, intense and urgent,” “artistically versatile,” “authoritative, intelligent,” and “stupendous.”

Tucker Antell

  • Jazz

Tenor Saxophonist Tucker Antell performs and records with groups including the Fat City Band, Soul City Horns, Omar Thomas Big Band, the…

Anait Arutunian

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Russian born violinist Anait Arutunian has established herself as both, a dedicated teacher and active performer.

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Linda Barbieri

  • Voice (Preparatory School)

Linda Barbieri grew up in Los Angeles, CA.

Kelly Barr

  • Violin (BSO)

Kelly Barr has been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since February 1996.

Nina Barwell

  • Flute

The New York Times wrote of Nina Barwell's debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall that "her playing reflected the skill and…

Jonathan Bass

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

Pianist Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States as soloist and chamber musician.

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Daniel Bauch

  • Percussion (BSO)
  • Preparatory & Continuing Education Chair, Percussion

Daniel Bauch serves as the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist with the Boston Symphony.

Kristian Baverstam

  • Clarinet (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Kristian Baverstam has been a member of the clarinet faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education since…

Larry Bell

  • Composition
  • Chair, Composition

Recognized by The Chicago Tribune as "a major talent," composer Larry Bell has been awarded the Rome Prize, fellowships from the…

Aline Benoit

  • Clarinet

Aline Benoit recently completed the teacher’s training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine,…

Maria Benotti

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music, Sonata Duo class

Violinist Maria Benotti has been teaching throughout her career.

Julia Bernstein

  • Piano

B.M., M.M.

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Bonnie Bewick

  • Violin (BSO)

A member of the Boston Symphony since 1987, Bonnie Bewick occupies the Stephanie Morris Marryott and Franklin J. Marryott chair.

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Paul Biss

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Violinist, violist and conductor Paul Biss has appeared in recital, with orchestra, and in chamber music performances throughout North…

Laura Blustein

  • Cello
  • Chair, String and Piano Chamber Music

B.M. with honors (NEC); M.M., D.M.A.

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Rebecca Bogers

  • Harp
  • Director, NEC Preparatory School

After several years as a member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School administration and faculty, harpist Rebecca Bogers serves as…

Robyn Bollinger

  • Violin

Daring, versatile, charismatic and passionate, American violinist Robyn Bollinger is a young artist on the rise. Just out of conservatory, Ms.

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Ben Bolter

  • Conductor, Festival Youth Orchestra

 

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Norman Bolter

  • Trombone (former BSO)
  • Euphonium
  • Chamber Music
  • Conductor, NEC Trombone Ensemble

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Norman Bolter was first inspired to play the trombone when, at age four, he saw the "Captain Kangaroo"…

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Boston Cello Quartet

  • Ensemble-in-Residence, Chamber Music

The first of its kind in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Cello Quartet was founded in 2010 by the Boston Symphony…

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Boston Trio

  • Ensemble-in-Residence, Chamber Music

Irina Muresanu, violin

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Rachel Braude

  • Flute

Rachel Braude, flutist and piccoloist, is an active performer and teacher in the Boston area. She can often be seen performing with the Boston Ballet…

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Kyle Brightwell

  • Percussion (BSO)

Percussionist Kyle Brightwell joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2012–2013 season, and occupies the Peter Lurie chair…

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Natasha Brofsky

  • Violoncello
  • Cello
  • Chamber Music

Natasha Brofsky, a member of the New England Conservatory cello faculty since 2004, has enjoyed a career in both the United States and…

Brendan Buckley

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Tenor Brendan P. Buckley is a skilled and sought-after performer. Brendan can be heard in Cape Ann Opera’s recording of Robert J.

Michael Bukhman

  • Piano
  • Chamber Music

Pianist Michael Bukhman has concertized across the United States, Israel, Canada, Europe, and Japan, where he recently gave his Tokyo recital debut at Ginza…

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Wha Kyung Byun

  • Piano

Wha Kyung Byun was born and educated in Korea, where she won several major competitions and was chosen as one of the most talented young…

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Jennifer Caraluzzi

  • Chair, Voice (Preparatory School)
  • Voice (Continuing Education)

A native of Bethel, Connecticut, Jennifer Caraluzzi is a performer, educator and administrator.

Meghan Carye

  • Chair, Chamber Music
  • Cello
  • Chamber Music

Meghan Carye is an active cellist and music educator in the Greater Boston Area.  She began her musical training at New England…

Julia Cash

  • Violin

Julia Cash is an active freelance musician and teacher in the Boston area.

Jared Cassedy

  • Director, Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble

Jared Cassedy is in his twelfth year in education.

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Cristi Catt

  • Contemporary Improvisation, Voice
  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Director, Medieval Folk Roots Ensemble
  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Cristi Catt is a soloist and chamber musician who specializes in mixing contemporary, world, folk and medieval music.

Lynn Chang

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

A top prizewinner of the International Paganini Competition in Genoa Italy, violinist Lynn Chang has enjoyed an active and versatile…

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Lucy Chapman

  • Chair, Chamber Music
  • Violin

Violinist Lucy Chapman, chair of NEC's chamber music faculty, also served as chair of the strings studio faculty from 2001 through 2012.

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Ephraim Cheung

  • Violin

Ephraim Cheung, Music Director and Conductor of Markham Symphony Orchestra, holds a Master of Music Degree in Performance from the…

Heeyeon Chi

  • Piano

Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed in Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, and in the United States, where she recently appear at…

Gloria Chien

  • Piano

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Ya-Fei Chuang

  • Piano
  • Piano Interpretation & Performance Seminar

In addition to her work as a studio instructor, Ya-Fei Chuang has designed the

Mark Churchill

  • Cello
  • Dean Emeritus, Preparatory and Continuing Education

Educator, conductor, and cellist Mark Churchill is Dean Emeritus of New England Conservatory’s Department of Preparatory and Continuing…

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Alla Elana Cohen

  • Composition
  • Music Theory

Alla Elana Cohen is a distinguished composer, pianist, music theorist and teacher who came to the United States in 1989 from Soviet Russia…

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Jean Danton

  • Voice

Soprano Jean Danton’s artistry has led to acclaimed performances throughout the United States in oratorio, opera, recitals, musical theatre…

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Lyle Davidson

  • Music Theory
  • Music-in-Education
  • Chair, Music Theory

Lyle Davidson conducts research in music and cognition, pedagogy, and assessment; and is a founding member of the Conservatory Laboratory Charter School.

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Jacqueline DeVoe

  • Flute
  • Chamber Music

Flutist Jacqueline DeVoe is an active freelance musician throughout New England and is equally dedicated to teaching flute and chamber music.

Pascale Delache-Feldman

  • Bass

French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman has enjoyed a diverse career performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician,…

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Al Dentino

  • Conductor, MYWE Concert Band

Alfred Dentino, an alumnus of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in Concord, Massachusetts, received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from The Ohio…

Brian Diehl

  • Trombone
  • Chamber Music

After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy (where he received the Fine Arts Award for Brass) trombonist Brian L.

Alexei Doohovskoy

  • Trombone

Alexei Doohovskoy is an active New England area freelance trombonist and music educator. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the…

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Tatyana Dudochkin

  • Piano

Tatyana Dudochkin, a distinguished pianist and teacher who chairs the Piano Ensemble program at New England Conservatory's Preparatory…

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Blaise Déjardin

  • Preparatory Cello (BSO)
  • Preparatory Chamber Music
  • Boston Cello Quartet, Preparatory ensemble-in-residence
  • Orchestral Repertoire for Cellists (College)

Born in Strasbourg, France, cellist Blaise Déjardin joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

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Allison Eldredge

  • Cello
  • Chamber Music
  • The Boston Trio, ensemble-in-residence

Cellist Allison Eldredge is a rare talent who has successfully made the transition from exciting virtuosic prodigy to important, mature artist.

Elizabeth England

  • Oboe

Elizabeth England, oboe, maintains a busy performance schedule in New England and beyond.

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Eli Epstein

  • Horn
  • Chair, Brass
  • Director, Youth Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Music
  • The Entrepreneurial Musician
  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Acclaimed for his "glowing sound," "facility," and "lyrical freedom," Eli Epstein is a sought-after horn player, educator, and conductor.

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Frank Epstein

  • Percussion (former BSO)
  • Chair, Brass and Percussion
  • Chamber Music
  • Director, NEC Percussion Ensemble

A native of Amsterdam, percussionist Frank Epstein came to the United States in 1952, settling in Hollywood, and joining the BSO in 1968.

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Adam Esbensen

  • Cello
  • Chamber Music
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

In 2008, cellist Adam Esbensen joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Richard C. and Ellen E.

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David Eure

  • Jazz

David Eure currently teaches jazz violin at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education. Eure…

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Jane Ezbicki

  • Director, Youth Repertory Orchestra

Jane Ezbicki is a frequent guest conductor at youth orchestra festivals throughout New England. Ezbicki was the String and Orchestra director and Fine Arts…

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Jenny Fan

  • Cello
  • Suzuki Cello

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Emmanuel Feldman

  • Cello

Hailed by John Williams, Grammy award winning composer and conductor as “an outstanding cellist and truly dedicated artist,” Emmanuel Feldman

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John Ferrillo

  • Oboe (BSO principal)

Massachusetts native John Ferrillo is currently principal oboist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Mildred B.

Gary Fieldman

  • Jazz

Percussionist, composer and music educator Gary Fieldman is active in the Boston, Massachusetts area and is creative in a wide and eclectic…

Kathryn Fields

  • Voice

Kathryn Fields read music before English. Her performing career spans opera, concert and cabaret.

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Constantine Finehouse

  • Piano
  • Piano Duo

Pianist Constantine Finehouse has been praised by Rhein Main Presse Allgemeine Zeitung, for his "interpretations of depth and…

Frances Conover Fitch

  • Harpsichord (Preparatory School)
  • Early Music (Preparatory School)

Frances Conover Fitch has toured extensively in North America and Europe, and recorded for Swiss, German, Dutch, and French National Radio as well as for…

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Joseph Foley

  • Trumpet

Joseph Damian Foley has been principal trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic since 1990, and was recently appointed Principal Trumpet of…

Toby Forman

  • Conducting Fellow, Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble

Toby Forman graduated in 2013 from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, and started playing…

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D'Anna Fortunato

  • Voice

Mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato has long been an admired favorite on the American orchestral-concert scene, while establishing herself as a…

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Miriam Fried

  • Violin

Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists.

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Susanne Friedrich

  • Cello
  • Chamber Music

Susanne Friedrich was born in Vienna, Austria, and received her cello training at the Vienna Conservatory, studying with Victor Görlich and…

Amy Galluzzo

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Violinist Amy Galluzzo, a native of Kansas, moved to Great Britain where she began her violin studies and won a competition where a piece by composer…

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Daniel Getz

  • Viola (BSO)

Daniel Getz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra viola section at the start of the 2013–14 subscription season, and joined the NEC…

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John Gibbons

  • Historical Performance
  • Chamber Music
  • Director, NEC Bach Ensemble
  • Harpsichord

A distinguished keyboard artist and founding member of the Boston Museum Trio, John Gibbons has performed as harpsichord and fortepiano…

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Andrew Goodridge

  • Piano
  • Chamber Music

Andrew Goodridge has performed with many leading artists, including Roman Totenberg, Arturo Delmoni, Scott Yoo, D’Anna Fortunato, Sophie…

Ronald Gorevic

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

Ronald Gorevic has had a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher, on both the violin and viola.

Judy Grant

  • Flute

Judy Grant received her M.M. degree in flute performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts where she trained with BSO flutist Leone Buyse.

Matthew D. Green

  • Violin

Matthew Daniel Green began teaching in 1981 at the Bregenzer Musikschule in Bregenz, Austria, and the Musikschule der Stadt St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Nick Grondin

  • Jazz

An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S.

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Adam Grossman

  • Director, Junior Repertory Orchestra

Adam Grossman has been conducting at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School since 1988.

Nancy Hair

  • Cello
  • Early Childhood Studies

B.M.

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Thomas Handel

  • Chair, D.M.A. program
  • Music History & Musicology
  • Organ Class for Non-Majors (College)
  • Organ (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Thomas Handel maintains a varied career as an administrator, teacher, and performer.

Amanda Hardy

  • Oboe

Amanda Hardy, oboist, studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra principal oboist John Ferrillo at the New England Conservatory (NEC), where…

Natalia Harlap

  • Piano

B.M. (Tchaikovsky College of Music, Chelyabinsk); M.M.

Julia Hawkins

  • Piano

Julia Hawkins has been a dedicated teacher of students of all ages for over forty years, and has taught at the NEC Preparatory School for…

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Randall Hodgkinson

  • Piano

Randall Hodgkinson is a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society.

Harrison Honor

  • Percussion

Harrison Honor is a Boston-based percussionist comfortable in a wide variety of musical situations.

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Jason Horowitz

  • Chamber Music (BSO)
  • Violin (BSO)
  • Orchestral Repertoire (BSO)

Jason Horowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2006 Pops season.

Kyoko Horowitz

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Violinist Kyoko Horowitz has twice been named winner of the prestigious Mainichi Competition in Japan.

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Sarah Houghton

  • Director, NEC Children's Choruses

Sarah Houghton has worked extensively with young singers for over 10 years, including teaching in schools and musically directing.

Anne Howarth

  • Horn

Anne Howarth, horn, is an active chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher in the Boston area and throughout New England.

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Franziska Huhn

  • Harp
  • Director, Preparatory Harp Ensemble

Harpist Franziska Huhn has given numerous solo recitals throughout the United States as well as international recitals in Lithuania, Norway…

Cale Israel

  • Music Theory

Cale Israel is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned his B.A. in Jazz Performance, focusing on the trombone.

Peter Jarvis

  • Director, String Training Orchestras, String Chamber Orchestra
  • Chamber Music

Peter Jarvis, a native of Canada, began his career as a member of Museaus, one of Canada’s premier touring string quartets featured…

Susan Jarvis

  • Violin
  • Chair, Suzuki Violin

B.M. (University of Ottawa); B.Ed. (University of Lethbridge); M.M.

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Jin-Kyung Joen

  • Violin

Violinist Jin-Kyung Joen has performed internationally as a member of I Filarmonici di Torino, Accademia Romana, I Soloisti Aquilani, and…

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Mihail Jojatu

  • Cello
  • Chamber Music
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

Romanian-born cellist Mihail Jojatu joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's cello section in 2001 and became fourth chair (the Sandra and…

Eugene Kaminsky

  • Piano
  • Chamber Music

Born in the former USSR, Eugene Kaminsky received his Bachelor Degree at Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv (Israel), and his Master of…

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Elita Kang

  • Violin (BSO assistant concertmaster)

Violinist Elita Kang joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 1997–98 season, and occupies the BSO's Edward and Bertha C…

Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian

  • Piano

Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian has performed extensively in her native Armenia and the former Soviet Union, as well as internationally.

Steven Karidoyanes

  • Director, Youth Symphony

Boston native Steven Karidoyanes is in his tenth season as Conductor and Music Director of the New England Conservatory Youth Symphony. …

Eyran Katsenelenbogen

  • Jazz
  • Improvisation (Classical)

Master pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen continues to thrill and inspire audiences throughout the world.

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Mickey Katz

  • Cello (BSO)
  • Chamber Music

Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004, and occupies the BSO's Stephen and Dorothy Weber Chair.

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Paul Katz

  • Violoncello
  • Chamber Music
  • Professional String Quartet Training Program
  • Cello

Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years,…

Richard Kelley

  • Trumpet

The career of trumpeter Richard Kelley is not only a testament to the versatility of his instrument, but also to the ability of one…

Peter Kenagy

  • Jazz

Jazz trumpeter Peter Kenagy's music has been called elegant and adventurous, both modern and rooted in tradition, with a sound all its own…

Eugene Kim

  • Cello

An avid chamber musician and solo recitalist, cellist Eugene Kim has given solo performances throughout Korea, England, Italy, and his…

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Soovin Kim

  • Violin

Violinist Soovin Kim joins the New England Conservatory faculty as of fall 2014.

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Yeesun Kim

  • Chair, Strings
  • Violoncello
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence
  • Cello

Cellist Yeesun Kim is a member of the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence.

Fredericka King

  • Piano
  • Piano Classes

Fredericka King, pianist, has been praised for her lyricism, expressiveness, beautiful warmth of tone and outstanding technique.

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Nicholas Kitchen

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violinist Nicholas Kitchen, a native of Durham, N.C., has been active as a soloist and chamber musician since making his first professional…

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Alexander Korsantia

  • Piano

Pianist Alexander Korsantia has won great critical acclaim for his versatility, power and the unique sincerity of his playing.

Mark Lakirovich

  • Violin

Honors Diploma (B.M.), Azerbaijan State College of Music; graduate studies, Azerbaijan State Conservatory, Music Academies of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem,…

Valentina Lass

  • Piano
  • Chamber Music

Valentina Lass earned her M.M. from Moscow State Conservatory in piano performance and piano pedagogy.

Ginny R. Latts

  • Eurhythmics
  • Composition
  • Piano
  • Chair, Early Musicianship

B.A.

Sabrina Learman

  • Voice

Sabrina Learman began her training in acting while spending summers in San Francisco, attending the American Conservatory and Attic…

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Alexandre Lecarme

  • Cello
  • Chamber Music
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

A native of Grasse, France, cellist Alexandre Lecarme joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2008–09 season.

Jeanie Lee

  • Piano

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jeanie Lee made her international debut at age 12 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Judith Lee

  • Violin

B.M. in violin performance, Eastman School of Music; M.M.

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Julianne Lee

  • Violin (BSO acting assistant concertmaster)

Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral…

Mark Lee

  • Chair, Voice (Continuing Education)
  • Voice (Preparatory School)

Mark Lee’s earliest musical training was rooted in the American sacred music traditions of the mid-western United States.

SuJin Lee

  • Chamber Music

Angela Leidig

  • Suzuki Violin

Angela Leidig’s involvement with the Suzuki method goes back 30+ years.

Jeffrey Leonard

  • Assistant Director, Youth Jazz Orchestra

Jeffrey Leonard is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Berklee College of Music and holds his Masters in Music Education from Boston University.

Evangelia Leontis

  • Voice

Evangelia Leontis, soprano, has extensive experience on the opera, concert and recital stages.

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Laurence Lesser

  • President Emeritus
  • Walter W. Naumburg Chair in Music
  • Violoncello
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director, "First Monday at Jordan Hall"
  • Cello

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), …

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Marguerite Levin

  • Clarinet
  • Chamber Music

Marguerite Levin is a sought after musician and teacher in the Greater Boston area.

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Brian Levy

  • Jazz Studies
  • Music History & Musicology (College)

Jazz saxophonist Brian Levy received his Ph.D.

Isabella Yan Li

  • Piano

B.M. (Shanghai Conservatory of Music), M.M.

Ming-Hui Lin

  • Cello
  • Suzuki Cello

Hailed as one of the 100 Passionate People (Taiwanese American Project), Ming-Hui Lin is a versatile cellist, an avid chamber musician, and…

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Rodney Lister

  • Chair, Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Director, "Today's Youth Perform Today's Music"
  • Music Theory

Composer Rodney Lister has received commissions, grants, fellowships, and awards from the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood), the Fromm…

Jessica Lizak

  • Flute

Flutist Dr.

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David Loebel

  • Associate Director of Orchestras
  • Music Director, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Noted for performances that combine innate musicality with interpretive insight, David Loebel joined the faculty of New England…

Ronald Lowry

  • Cello

Ronald Lowry is an active performer in many of Boston’s leading musical organizations.

Kai-Yun Lu

  • Clarinet

Kai-Yun Lu is the principal clarinetist of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, holding the Muriel Bledsoe Chair since 1998.

Paula Majerfeld

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

Paula Majerfeld, violinist/violist, has appeared throughout the United States as guest soloist with the Colorado and Jefferson Symphonies,…

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Lautaro Mantilla

  • Chair, Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Lautaro Mantilla is a guitarist, composer, and improviser from Bogota, Colombia. He has a B.A.

Andrew Mark

  • Cello

Cellist Andrew Mark received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from New England Conservatory.

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James Markey

  • Bass Trombone (BSO)
  • Director, Preparatory Trombone Choir

James Markey is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since Fall 2012, at which time he also joined the New England Conservatory…

David J. Martins

  • Assistant Chair, Woodwinds and Woodwind Chamber Music
  • Clarinet

With a dual career as a performer and conductor, David J. Martins balances orchestral and chamber venues with an active teaching and conducting schedule.

Ellen Michaud Martins

  • Chair, Woodwinds and Woodwind Chamber Music
  • Horn

Ellen Michaud Martins received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Lowell, College of Music.

Katherine Matasy

  • Clarinet
  • Chamber Music

One of the Boston area’s most versatile musicians, Katherine Matasy has been described by The Boston Globe as “a musician of depth and…

Yuri Mazurkevich

  • Violin

A native of Lviv, Ukraine, Yuri Mazurkevich studied with the legendary David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory, where he received his…

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Margaret McAllister

  • Music Theory

Margaret McAllister, a composer member and Co-President of Composers in Red Sneakers, has composed music for many different genres,…

Margo McGowan

  • Clarinet

Margo McGowan is principal clarinet with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and second clarinet with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

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Matthew McKay

  • Percussion (BSO)

Percussionist Matthew McKay joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2012–2013 season, and occupies the Barbara Lee…

Julia McKenzie

  • Early Music (Preparatory School)

Julia McKenzie enjoys a varied musical life playing violin in assorted styles, settings, and ensembles in and around Boston.

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Rick McLaughlin

  • Jazz (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Lab 2017

Rick McLaughlin’s work has been heard all over the world.

Austin McMahon

  • Jazz

Austin McMahon currently leads ensembles and teaches private drum-set lessons for the jazz department of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and…

Craig McNutt

  • Percussion

Known for his distinctive style and thoughtful musicianship, timpanist/percussionist Craig McNutt has become a vital performer in the realm…

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Zaira Meneses

  • Guitar
  • Boston GuitarFest

From an early age, Zaira Meneses began studying both classical guitar and voice and appearing frequently in a wide variety of venues both…

Vanessa Morris

  • Jazz

Vanessa Morris’ unique sound is a blend of many influences, ranging from Betty Carter and Nina Simone to Antonio Jobim and Al Green.

James Mosher

  • Horn
  • Chamber Music

James Mosher has taught horn and chamber music at New England Conservatory Preparatory School since 2006.

Dubravka Sajfar Moshfegh

  • Violin
  • Viola

Graduate from Zagreb University and Brussels Royal Conservatory; Diplome Superieur for violin and Premier Prix for Chamber Music; studies with K.

Farhoud Moshfegh

  • Violin

Graduate from Munich University and Brussels Royal Conservatory; participant, Budapest Bartok Seminar, Salzburg, Goslar, Weimar, Siena masterclasses;…

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Mai Motobuchi

  • Viola
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violist Mai Motobuchi joined the Borromeo String Quartet in August 2000.

Hank Mou

  • Bass

Michael Mucci

  • Director, Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble

Michael Mucci recently retired from the Longmeadow Public School System, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, where he taught for thirty-five…

Deborah Nemko

  • Piano

Deborah Nemko is Professor of Music at Bridgewater State University and faculty member of New England Conservatory’s Piano Preparatory and…

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Greg Newton

  • Bassoon

Gregory Newton is one of New England’s most active musicians, having performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops…

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Bob Nieske

  • Jazz Studies
  • Director, Youth Jazz Orchestra

Bob Nieske has worked with Jimmy Giuffre, the Either/Orchestra, George Russell, and Stephane Grappelli.

Rictor Noren

  • Violin
  • Viola

Rictor Noren teaches at The Boston Conservatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Atlantic Union College, the Prelude Music Academy, and the New World…

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Thomas Novak

  • Chamber Music
  • Provost and Dean of the College
  • Interim President
  • Bassoon
  • Chamber Music

An active chamber and freelance musician in New York for 10 years, bassoonist Thomas Novak was a founding member of the Amerigo Ensemble,…

Thomas Oesterling

  • Voice

Tenor Thomas Oesterling is heard frequently on the opera and concert stage in the Boston area.

Bianca Oglice

  • Piano

Bianca Oglice holds a Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from Boston University and a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory.

Andrea Olmstead

  • Music History (Preparatory School)

Andrea Olmstead is the leading authority on modernist American composer Roger Sessions, with four books and Grove dictionary articles on…

Karen Oosterbaan

  • Chamber Music

Karen Oosterbaan maintains an active and varied career as a violinist and Alexander Technique teacher in the Boston area.

Svetlana Ostrovskaya

  • Piano

Pianist Svetlana Ostrovskaya has been teaching at New England Conservatory since 1992.

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Carol Ou

  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and…

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Sam Ou

  • Cello
  • Chamber Music
  • Assistant Chair, Strings
  • Cello

Praised for his "impassioned performance" (Boston Globe) and playing "with remarkable ease and clarity, while maintaining a graceful—if vociferous…

Rachel Panitch

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Rachel Panitch is a Boston-based violinist, improviser, composer, and teaching artist.

Konstantinos Papadakis

  • Piano

Born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Konstantinos Papadakis has performed in recitals and has collaborated with chamber ensembles and…

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Heng-Jin Park

  • Piano
  • Chamber Music
  • The Boston Trio, ensemble-in-residence

Heng-Jin Park has been praised by Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe as "A centered musician with uncommon control over the sonorous possibilities of…

Joshua Peckins

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Joshua Peckins, violinist, has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s Performing Arts Center. …

Dimitar Petkov

  • Chamber Music

Robert Pettipaw

  • Trumpet
  • Chamber Music
  • Chair, Brass

B.M. (Boston University); M.M.

Randall Pingrey

  • Music Theory

Ellen Polansky

  • Piano

B.M.

Roberto Poli

  • Piano

Venetian pianist Roberto Poli began his musical studies at age twelve under Giorgio Vianello, a pupil of Ferruccio Busoni's disciple Gino…

Kelly Powers

  • Jazz

Kelly Powers is a pianist, composer and improviser based in New York City.

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Kenneth Radnofsky

  • Saxophone
  • Chamber Music

Saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, including the Leipzig…

Christopher Rathbun

  • Bass

Chris Rathbun has enjoyed decades of bass playing from orchestra and chamber music to blues, free improvisation, be-bop, Bluegrass, Dixie…

Abigale Reisman

  • Director, CI A Cappella

Abigale is a violinist, vocalist, composer, improviser, and educator.

Michael Reynolds

  • Cello

Michael Reynolds has been the cellist of the world-renowned Muir String Quartet since its inception in 1979.

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Jonathan Richter

  • Conductor, NEC Concert Choir
  • Director, NEC Youth Chorale, Young Women's Chorale, Youth Camerata

Dr. Jonathan Richter is an active conductor, vocalist, and music educator based in the Boston area.

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Magdalena Suchecka Richter

  • Chair, Strings
  • Violin
  • String Pedagogy

 

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William Riley

  • Guitar (Preparatory School)

William Riley has an active career as a guitarist and educator.

Aristides Rivas

  • Chamber Music

Cellist Aristides Rivas made his solo debut at age fourteen with the Los Llanos Chamber Orchestra in Guanare, Venezuela.

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A. Ramón Rivera

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Seminars (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Pedagogy (College)

B.M., M.M. (NEC); studies with J.M.

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Rachel Roberts

  • Director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship
  • Flute

Rachel Roberts has navigated both the non-profit performing arts and higher education sectors, having held unique positions in both that focus on…

Yoon-Wha Roh

  • Piano

Yoon-Wha Roh, a native of Korea, made her debut with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in KBS Hall at the age of 15.

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Marilyn Roth

  • Chair, Piano
  • Piano

Marilyn Roth has spent a life in teaching young adults and children, dedicated to nurturing artistry, love of music, and love of the piano…

Vera Rubin

  • Violin

Vera Rubin has performed solo and chamber music throughout Russia, Germany, Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, and the United States.

David Rubinstein

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

David Rubinstein has played as a substitute violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, touring Europe, South America, Asia, and the…

Marc Ryser

  • Piano

Clara Sandler

  • Voice

Clara Sandler, mezzo-soprano, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, feels at home in a wide range of styles, from opera, oratorio and…

Stephen Savage

  • Music Theory

Stephen Savage was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for five years (1975-1980), where he taught theory, counterpoint, figured bass, composition,…

Sergey Schepkin

  • Piano

The Russian-American pianist Sergey Schepkin has performed around the globe, from the United States to Russia to Japan to New Zealand.

Yukiko Sekino

  • Piano

Praised for her “thrilling, inspirational performance” (Florida Sun-Sentinel) and “elegance of line, leaping energy” (San Jose Mercury…

Judith Serkin

  • Cello
  • Chamber Music

Judith Serkin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Her teachers were Marta Casals Istomin, David Soyer and Mischa Schneider.

Jennifer Sgroe

  • Voice

Jennifer Sgroe began her musical career in dance and musical theater before moving into the operatic repertoire.

Richard Shaughnessy

  • Clarinet
  • Chamber Music

Clarinetist Richard Shaughnessy has enjoyed great success as a teacher of clarinet and chamber music to students of all ages.

Kathryn Sievers

  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

At age five Kathryn Sievers began violin lessons in her mother's Suzuki studio in the Marshall Islands.

Shane Simpson

  • Music Theory

Elizabeth Skavish

  • Piano

A member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School faculty since 1998, Elizabeth Skavish teaches Piano, Piano Sight-reading and…

Clara Slater

  • Piano

Studies in Singapore; A.R.C.M. in performance and teaching at Royal College of Music, London; Fulbright Scholarship; M.M.

Brooke Sofferman

  • Jazz

Brooke Sofferman is a jazz percussionist and composer.

Joung Hoon Song

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

Joung Hoon Song began his violin studies at the age of ten in South Korea.

Jamie Stewardson

  • Jazz

Jamie Stewardson is a jazz guitarist.

Jenny Stirling

  • Violin, Viola

Jenny Stirling was born into a very musical family in London, UK.

Naoko Sugiyama

  • Piano

Pianist Naoko Sugiyama, a native of Japan, is active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Japan and around the Boston area.

LeeAnn Sutton

  • Suzuki Viola

A firm believer in the power that music has to be an agent of social change and of its ability to create beauty in the world, LeeAnn Sutton

Abby Swidler

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Klaudia Szlachta

  • Violin

Klaudia Szlachta is an award winning violinist who has both performed and taught internationally. A Polish national, Ms.

Sarah Takagi

  • Piano

Since making her debut with the orchestra at age 11, Sarah Takagi has performed numerous concerts in the U.S., Canada and Japan.

Fudeko Takahashi

  • Violin

Fudeko Takahashi was the first Japanese citizen ever to receive a top prize from an international competition without studying outside of…

Valerie Thompson

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Rebecca Thornblade

  • Chamber Music

Rebecca Thornblade, a grand prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs…

Mana Tokuno

  • Piano
  • Piano Duo

Pianist Mana Tokuno has received wide-spread acclaim for her sensitive and insightful interpretations and her brilliant virtuosity.

Aaron Trant

  • Percussion

Alexei Tsiganov

  • Jazz

Alexei Tsiganov was born in Leningrad (now St.

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Aimee Tsuchiya

  • Piano
  • Piano for Singers
  • Chair, Piano and Collaborative Piano

Pianist Aimee Tsuchiya teaches piano and "Piano for Singers" in NEC's Preparatory School, and is chair of piano and collaborative piano in…

Anne Tyson

  • Chamber Music

Anne Tyson is a versatile collaborative pianist, performing a broad repertoire with both instrumentalists and singers.

Devin Ulibarri

  • Chair, Guitar (Preparatory School & Continuing Education)

Devin Ulibarri is a versatile musician, passionate educator, and avid scholar.

Zebediah Upton

  • Trumpet

Nicholas Urie

  • Music Theory

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1985, Nicholas Urie was a recipient of the first annual ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award at the age of…

Mieko Van Haeren

  • Violin

Mieko van Haeren has been actively teaching at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School for the past three decades. Ms.

Dana Lynne Varga

  • Voice

Praised for her "stunning voice", soprano Dana Lynne Varga (formerly Dana Schnitzer) continues to amass accolades for her numerous operatic roles that…

Sophie Vilker

  • Violin

Sophie Vilker graduated from the Gnesin Academy of  Music in Moscow. Her principal teachers were Yuri Yurovetsky and Gregory Gamburg.

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Valeria Vilker-Kuchment

  • Violin (BSO)

Violinist Valeria Vilker-Kuchment is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Donald Weilerstein

  • Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies
  • NEC's Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician.

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Vivian Hornik Weilerstein

  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Coordinator, Piano Chamber Music
  • NEC’s Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Professional Piano Trio Training Program
  • Chamber Music

Vivian Hornik Weilerstein is the director of New England Conservatory's

Michael H. Weinstein

  • Music Theory

Michael H.

Ezra Weller

  • Music Theory

Hui Weng

  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Guzheng
  • Director, Chinese Ensemble

Hui Weng, a Guzheng virtuoso steeped in age-old Chinese traditions, has crossed borders that few others have dared to.

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Jayne West

  • Voice

Soprano Jayne West has performed with many of the country's leading orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony,…

Barbara Winchester

  • Voice
  • Chamber Music
  • Voice Classes

Barbara Winchester, Soprano, has performed extensively in opera and oratorio in the Boston area with many leading groups, including the Boston…

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Lawrence Wolfe

  • Double Bass (BSO assistant principal)

Lawrence Wolfe is assistant principal bass of the BSO and principal bass of the Boston Pops.

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Hugh Wolff

  • Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras
  • Chair, Orchestral Conducting
  • Resident Conductor, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Hugh Wolff joined the NEC faculty in fall 2008, and has conducted a large share of NEC's College

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Randy Wong

  • Music-in-Education (College)
  • Chair, Music-in-Education (Continuing Education)
  • Faculty Advisor, MusicLaunch Program at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Randy Wong, Ed.M, CFRE is a nationally respected program developer, educational researcher, and arts administrator, specializing in the…

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Cynthia Woods

  • Director, String Repertory Orchestra

Hailed as a conductor with 'gusto and exuberance' (Jim McDonald, the Boston Musical Intelligencer) whose performances have 'dynamic and immersing outcomes' …

Amy Goodman Wulfman

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Amy Goodman Wulfman has had an international career as a concert violinist, performing with orchestras in Europe and in the U.S.

Esther Ning Yau

  • Chamber Music
  • Piano Duo

Pianist Esther Ning Yau is a native of Hong Kong and an avid chamber musician.

Joel Yennior

  • Jazz

Joel Yennior is a trombonist, composer, and educator currently residing in the greater Boston area.

Xiang Yu

  • Violin

Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2010, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu is regarded as one of today’s…

Ryan Yure

  • Chamber Music

Liana Zaretsky

  • Violin
  • Viola

Liana Zaretsky was born in Moscow, Russia. A few years after her family immigrated to the U.S. and landed in Boston, MA, Liana started violin lessons.

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Michael Zaretsky

  • Viola

Born in the former Soviet Union, violist Michael Zaretsky graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory cum laude.

Peter Zazofsky

  • Violin

Violinist Peter Zazofsky has enjoyed a career as soloist, chamber musician and educator that spans twenty years and thirty countries on five continents.

John Ziarko

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

Graduate, Boston University; violin with Roman Totenberg; viola with Eugene Lehner; assistant principal viola, Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra;…

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David Zoffer

  • Chair, Jazz (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Lab 2017
  • Contemporary Improvisation (College)

David Zoffer is a multi-instrumentalist whose principal instrument is piano.

Marta Zurad

  • Director, NEC Preparatory String Orchestra
  • Violin

Marta Zurad received her Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory and her Graduate Diploma and Master of Music degree from…