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Yosif Feigelson

Cello Instructor

Respected around the world, Latvian-born cellist Yosif Feigelson enjoys a solo career spanning over three decades. He has been compared to such cello greats as Rostropovich and Piatigorsky, and praised for his marvelouslsinging tone, effortless technique, and sincere, enlightening interpretations.

Mr. Feigelson was the top prizewinner of the prestigious Tchaikovsky (Moscow 1974) and J.S.Bach (Leipzig 1976) competitions. He has performed at every major hall in New York City, as well as Symphony Hall in Chicago and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was a guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, and Knoxville Symphony among others. In 1990, he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant given to outstanding instrumentalists.

Mr. Feigelson has collaborated with some of the world’s best known musicians such as soprano Barbara Hendrix, pianists Vladimir Feltsman and Bella Davidovich, violinist Oleh Krysa, and violist Yuri Bashmet.

In addition to performing, Mr. Feigelson has offered master classes for string players and ensembles at the Aspen Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Detroit Civic Orchestra, Rutgers University, Waterloo Festival, and other venues in the U.S. and abroad.

Amy Dahm Huh

Violin Instructor

Dr. Amy Dahm Huh has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, as well as Mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Austria, Germany, Spain, and Korea. Her performance highlights as a soloist include the New York Classical Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center, the Czech Republic Sofia State Symphony, the Duxbury Festival Orchestra in Massachusetts, and the La Fuse Players in Korea.

Dahm Huh studied with Doyeon Kim at Yonsei University in South Korea. She received a Masters of Music degree from Mannes School of Music, the New School under Daniel Panner, and a Professional Studies Diploma from Boston University, under Michelle LaCourse. In 2014, she graduated from Stony Brook University’s Doctoral program under the tutelage of Nicholas Cords and Lawrence Dutton.

Dahm Huh has a strong passion for charity work and has used her musical talent to benefit children and seniors. As the Music Director at EnoB and a volunteer at Opportunity Music Project, she organizes and performs in many benefit concerts in New York City.

Dr. Dahm Huh is currently on the faculty at Northern Academy of the Arts, and New York School of Music and Arts. She serves as the principal violist at the Bergen Symphony Orchestra, and her string quartet, “Selene Quartet”, performs regularly in the United States and overseas.

Chang Ho Lim

Violin Instructor

Dr. Chang Ho Lim made his debut as a soloist with the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra and as a recitalist at the Kumho Prodigy Concert Series, where he was the winner of the Kumho-Asiana Cultural Foundation Auditions. Since then, he has appeared as a soloist and chamber artist at major music venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall in London, the United Nations Headquarters and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Lim is the winner of the New York Music Competition and Mason Gross Chamber Music Competition and has won top prizes at the Corpus Christi, Juilliard Concerto, and the Joong-Ang and Ewha Kyung Hyang Concours. His live performance of Mendelssohn Octet with the Soloists of New England was released in spring 2019 on Spice Classics and is available on iTunes worldwide.

Lim earned his BM and MM from the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Donald Weilerstein and Naoko Tanaka, and completed the Professional Studies program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Sylvia Rosenberg. Lim earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University under the tutelage of Todd Phillips. He is currently on the faculty at Rutgers Community Arts and Northern Academy of the Arts in New York.

Katie Miller

Trumpet Instructor

Katie Miller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Central Washington University and a Master’s in Trumpet Performance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her principal teachers include David Krauss of the Metropolitan Opera, Steve Emery of the Boston Pops, and Matthew Muckey, the Assistant Principal of the New York Philharmonic.

As a trumpeter, Katie has appeared with the Artemis Orchestra, the Patriot Brass Ensemble, the Long Island Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra, and many others in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Washington State.

Katie was also a semifinalist in the National Trumpet Competition for three consecutive years and appeared as a featured performer at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Boulder, Colorado. She was a faculty trumpet artist with the Luzerne Music Center’s Summer Festival Brass Quintet, performing chamber music alongside some of the best orchestral and freelance musicians on the East coast. She has performed with many notable Broadway musicians as a second and third trumpet player in Lincoln Center’s most recent production of The King and I.

In addition to her playing career, Katie maintains an active trumpet studio in Montclair, New Jersey, where she welcomes students of all ages to experience a multifaceted approach to the trumpet. She is a former teaching artist at “Play on, Philly!” an El Sistema based program dedicated to providing children with musical lessons and classes while helping them become stronger members of the community. Katie also coaches the Tian Gao Marching Band giving lessons and group masterclasses to students of all ages. She is a dedicated member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s “REACH” program, which is devoted to helping people from all backgrounds experience the power of music.

In addition to her teaching and performing, Katie is an avid student of the Alexander Technique and looks for numerous ways to incorporate an understanding of efficiency and movement into both musical and everyday life.

Wen-wen Chou

Conductor

Ms. Wen-Wen Chou had been touring with Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra, which performs in major venues such as Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center.

Ms. Chou has also served as the Assistant Conductor of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of National Taiwan Normal University Symphonic Band, Vice Conductor of China Youth Corps Youth Wind Orchestra, Affiliated Wind Ensemble and Affiliated Youth Band of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, First Resident Conductor of Tao-Yuan Symphonic Band, etc. She founded the Youth Vacation Symphony Orchestra (1993), the Alumni Band of Taipei Municipal Hongdao Junior High School (2000), the Taiwan Wind Ensemble (2004), and the Taiwan Youth Band (2009). She is also the Music Director of the Tian Guo Marching Band.

Ms. Chou majored in Orchestral Conducting, and graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and Graduate Institute. Afterwards, she became the Director of NTNU Symphony Band and has led various orchestral groups to international events. Before majoring in conducting, Ms. Chou was Concertmaster of CYC Youth Wind Orchestra, NTNU Symphonic Band. She also played Clarinet in Symphony Orchestra of NTNU and the Affiliated Wind Ensemble of NTSO.

Hsiao-Ching Hsieh

Piano and Music Teacher

Ms. Hsieh is an accomplished pianist, pedagogue, and composer. She acquired extensive experience in solo performances, vocal and dance accompaniment, and orchestration at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria.

Ms. Hsieh received instruction from renowned musicians, including Professors Georg Kern, Wolfgang Brucker, Schneider Cuvay, Harmut Holl, and Schirai Holl.

She received a Master’s degree in Instrumental Pedagogy and Piano from Mozarteum University in 1997.

In the past decade, Ms. Hsieh worked as a private instructor in Taipei, Taiwan and as a resident artist at the Niaosong Academy of the Arts in Yunlin, Taiwan. She received the Best Instructor Award at the International Talents Competition (2004) in Taoyuan, and her students received awards at the 2015 National Taiwan Steinbach Piano Competition.

In 2007, Ms. Hsieh performed her original compositions (“Return” and “Nu Wa”) in a concert tour throughout Taiwan. In 2009, she held a solo recital at the Taipei International Exhibition of Arts, where she also performed original compositions.

Mei Xuan

Er-Hu Instructor

Mei Xuan started learning Erhu when she was only ten years old. After graduating from Anhui Arts University, Mei Xuan performed as the principle Erhu player with the orchestra of the Opera House for over 25 years. Meanwhile, she also produced many recordings for movie and TV program soundtracks of.

In 2007, Mei Xuan began a new chapter in her career when she joined the world renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts Company as their Erhu soloist.

In the past decade, she has toured with the company in more than one hundred cities around the world, including the world’s top venues like Kennedy Center in Washington, and Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. She also played with Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra at the Carnegie Hall.

Apart from performing, Mei Xuan also works as a music teacher. She previously taught in the Music Department of the California College of the Arts. She currently teaches at Northern Academy of the Arts in Middletown, NY.