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Carter Johnson, piano: week 3

Praised for his interpretive sensitivity, imaginative programming, and ability to make classical music speak to all kinds of audiences, Canadian pianist Carter Johnson is quickly establishing a reputation as one of his generation’s most gifted and multi-faceted pianists. His most recent competition victories include first prizes in international competitions such as the 2023 Concours « Étoiles…

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Mildred Roche: Collaborative Pianist

Mildred A. Roche has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Converse College, and a Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying from Boston University. She currently serves as Director of Accompanying at Converse College. Besides her duties at Converse, Mrs. Roche is organist/choir director at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, and has been music director…

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Lori Rhoden: Piano Program Director

Lori Rhoden maintains an active schedule as a performing artist, clinician, teacher and adjudicator. She has performed in China, Korea, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 2011 she completed the Southwest China Piano Pedagogy Project as a USA Fulbright Specialist grant recipient. She has been a piano faculty member at the MasterWorks Festival since…

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Sandra Shen: Weeks 1 – 2

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: Weeks 1 – 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….” (New York Concert…

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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 American Liszt Society…

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Heidi Louise Williams: Weeks 3 – 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 North America and internationally, having won numerous prizes.  Her engagements have included recitals at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Taiwan National…

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Sean Kennard: Week 4

Sean Kennard has won top prizes in numerous international competitions including the Queen Elizabeth, and has released solo and chamber music albums on both Naxos and Delos. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras around the world such as the Prague Radio Symphony, Japan’s NHK Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Chamber Orchestra of Frankfurt,…

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