Faculty

Composition

LUCA CORI – Coordinator of Composition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Luca Cori (1964) has studied composition at the Conservatory of Milano obtaining the summa cum laude diploma in 1992; during the same period he studied with Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough and Gérard Grisey in Milan, Rome (master at the Accademia di S. Cecilia), and Siena (Accademia Chigiana, 1988 e 1989, both years with diploma of honor and S.I.A.E. scholarship). READ MORE

JESSE JONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The music of Rome Prize- and Guggenheim-winning composer, Jesse Jones, has been described as “striking,…elegant and poised” (New York Times), “engaging, …eerie, and well-written” (Los Angeles Times,) “fascinating,” and possessed of “the melodic earthiness of Britten” (New York Classical Review.) READ MORE

CHEN YI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Guangzhou in 1953, Dr. Chen Yi received her degrees from Central
Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Columbia University in New York, composition teachers are Profs. Wu Zuqiang, Chou Wen-chung, and Mario Davidovsky. READ MORE

Artists-in-Residence

QUATUOR BOZZINI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Since 1999, Quatuor Bozzini has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. READ MORE

KEVIN SPAGNOLO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Pedro Spagnolo (1996) started playing the clarinet at the age of eight in the conservatory ”Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Luigi Boccherini” in Lucca, and in 2013 he was graduated for the Bachelor’s Degree with the best marks ”cum laude” and honours under the teaching of prof. Remo Pieri. READ MORE

Performance

TONY ARNOLD, soprano


Celebrated as a “luminary in the world of chamber music and art song” (Huffington Post), Tony Arnold is internationally acclaimed as a leading proponent of contemporary music in concert and recording. READ MORE

LISA CELLA, flute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
A champion of contemporary music and Associate Professor at UMBC, Lisa Cella performs throughout the United States and abroad. READ MORE

FELIX FAN, cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Felix Fan, is a rare talent in the world of contemporary music. Described by Gramophone as “particularly sublime”, he is one of the most acclaimed, renowned, and respected cellists performing today. READ MORE

MARK FEWER, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Described as “genre-bending” by the National Post, and “intrepid” by the Globe and Mail, Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked of a violinist – and then some. READ MORE

AIYUN HUANG, percussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The ever-evolving Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. She was the First Prize and the Audience Award winner at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2002. READ MORE

LEVY LORENZO, technology & technical director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Born in Bucharest, Filipino-American Levy Marcel Ingles Lorenzo, Jr. works at the intersection of music, art, and technology.  READ MORE

URSULA OPPENS, piano

Ursula Oppens, a legend among American pianists, is widely admired particularly for her original and perceptive readings of new music, but also for her knowing interpretations of the standard repertoire. READ MORE

THOMAS ROSENKRANZ, piano (On leave for 2020 festival)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Thomas Rosenkranz was the recipient of the Classical Music Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association and is active worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser, festival organizer and artist teacher. READ MORE

Staff

AIYUN HUANG, artistic director

Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. READ MORE

NATHANAEL MAY, founder 

As a festival producer, concert organizer, recording artist, consultant, educator, and pianist, Nathanael May seeks to open doors for musicians in today’s competitive marketplace. READ MORE

CURTIS RUMRILL, web design

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. READ MORE