Faculty

Composition

LUCA CORI – Coordinator of Composition

Luca Cori 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, and Siena. READ MORE

JESSE JONES

Composer, conductor, and mandolinist Jesse Jones is an American artist of wide-ranging tastes and influences. His music has been performed extensively across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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

Soprano Tony Arnold is recognized internationally as a leading proponent of new music. 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’s versatility has made him one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. 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

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

Hailed as “One of the best new music performers around” (American Record Guide), Thomas Rosenkranz enjoys a musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, 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