Wael Farouk

Piano Guest Artist – Week 3   Egyptian-American pianist Wael Farouk has performed internationally in such venues as the White Hall in St. Petersburg, Schumann’s house in Leipzig, and Carnegie Hall in New York, where his solo debut in 2013 was described as “absolutely masterful.” Praised as a “formidable and magnificent pianist” by the New…

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Lori Rhoden – Weeks 1-4 (Program Director)

Lori Rhoden is Professor of Music Performance and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy and Group Piano at Ball State University where she teaches piano performance, piano pedagogy, and group piano.  A nationally certified music teacher, Rhoden maintains an active schedule as a soloist, collaborative artist, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Rhoden has performed in China, Korea, Canada,…

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Sandra Shen – Week 1

Steinway Artist Sandra Wright Shen has been described as a classical “pianist of the first order”. With her passion, musicality, and inspiration, she aims to move hearts through music. Sandra has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in 14 countries and throughout US, at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Music Center in DC,…

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Li-shan Hung – Week 2

“A major musician of tremendous stature, a deeply probing artist.” (Dr. Tom Wendel, late Chair of the American Beethoven Society.)    “What a paradise life would be if all the concerts I reviewed were as good as this one.  Pianist Li-shan Hung gave a truly extraordinary performance…, making music at the highest level….” (Timothy Gilligan,…

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Daniel Paul Horn – Week 3

An active and versatile pianist, DANIEL PAUL HORN is Professor of Music and Keyboard Chair at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 1984, and was honored with a 2009 Senior Academic Achievement Award for sustained excellence in scholarship.  As a solo recitalist, he has appeared throughout North America, at the…

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Heidi Louise Williams – Week 4

Praised by New York critic Harris Goldsmith for her ‘impeccable soloistic authority’ and ‘dazzling performances’, American pianist Heidi Louise Williams has appeared in solo and collaborative performances across the United States and internationally. Her engagements have included recitals at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Taiwan National Recital Hall in…

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