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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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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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