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John Adams

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

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Samuel Adams

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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…

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Melanie Almiron

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

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

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Leslie Amper

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

Jonathan Bass

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

Julia Bernstein

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.M., M.M.

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Michael Bukhman

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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 (College, Preparatory School)

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…

Victor Cayres

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Heeyeon Chi

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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

Gloria Chien

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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Ya-Fei Chuang

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Interpretation & Performance Seminar (Continuing Education)

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

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Tatyana Dudochkin

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Ensemble (Preparatory School)
  • Director, Annual Composer Anniversary Concert

"Formidable Russian born pianist.... highly sensitive and passionate playing with colorful tone."  - Anthony Tommasini, Boston Globe

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Constantine Finehouse

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

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Andrew Goodridge

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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

Natalia Harlap

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

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

Julia Hawkins

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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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Eugene Kaminsky

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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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Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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

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SangYoung Kim

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a “Brilliant champion,” and by La Libre Belgique for her “poetic enchantment” and “epic performance,”…

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Fredericka King

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Classes (Continuing Education)

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

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Alexander Korsantia

  • Piano (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)

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

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Hitomi Koyama

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Hitomi Koyama has won prizes in consecutive years at Dichler Competition held in Vienna, Austria and also has received Leni Fe Bland…

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Valentina Lass

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Ensemble (Preparatory School)

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

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Ginny R. Latts

  • Eurhythmics (Preparatory School)
  • Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Theory (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Early Musicianship

B.A.

Jeanie Lee

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

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Max Levinson

  • Collaborative Piano (College)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)

A recipient of the Andrew Wolf Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first prize in the 1997 Dublin International Piano Competition, Max Levinson…

Isabella Yan Li

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

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

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Rodney Lister

  • Chair, Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Director, Contemporary Festival
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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

Deborah Nemko

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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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Bianca Oglice

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

Svetlana Ostrovskaya

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

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

Konstantinos Papadakis

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

Ellen Polansky

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.M.

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Roberto Poli

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in Venice, Italy, Roberto Poli is an eloquent communicator and a rising exponent of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, which he has comprehensively studied…

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A. Ramón Rivera

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Piano Seminars (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Pedagogy (College & Continuing Education)

Ramón Rivera is the former Director of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School, where he continues to chair Piano Seminars.

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Yoon-Wha Roh

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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 (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

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Marc Ryser

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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Sergey Schepkin

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

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Yukiko Sekino

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

Elizabeth Skavish

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Sightreading (Preparatory School)

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

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Naoko Sugiyama

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Pianist Naoko Sugiyama, a native of Japan, is active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Japan and the Northeastern United States.

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Sarah Takagi

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

Known for her unique daring performances where she often combines multi-disciplines/genres and media, Sarah Takagi has emerged as an original thinker and…

Mana Tokuno

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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

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Aimee Tsuchiya

  • Chair, Piano and Collaborative Piano (Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, String & Piano Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano for Singers (Preparatory School)

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

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Vivian Hornik Weilerstein

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

Vivian Hornik Weilerstein is the director of the 

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