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Donna Kwong made her concerto debut with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of thirteen, and has since been featured as soloist with various orchestras, including L'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, London Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and Utah Symphony.
Tatyana Miroshnichenko is an esteemed piano educator at the Children's Music School in the City of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Theatre and the Arts and has been teaching piano for more than 50 years.
Goran Končar, one of the most prominent Croatian violinists, born 1954, studied at the Zagreb Music Academy in the classes of Martin Borić and Josip Klima. He achieved his M.A. degree in the class of Leonid Kogan at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. He continued his musical training with Max Rostal in Bern and Henryk Szeryng in Geneve. Then he continued studying under Yfrah Neaman in London to become his assistant at the Guildhall School of Music in the period 1981 – 1983.
Jeremy Mastrangelo has been a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, in Ottawa, since 2014 and was guest principal second violin with the NACO for the final three years of Pinchas Zukerman's tenure as music director of the orchestra. Previously, he was associate concertmaster of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and was designated to be the orchestra's next concertmaster in 2010.
David Grigorian studied with Mistislav Rostropovich at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and in 1970 he was prize-winner at the Tschaikovsky Competition in Moscow for cello. He has enjoyed success on the concert platforms of France, Spain, Holland, Austria, Germany and former Yugoslavia, and appeared in cultural centers of the then Soviet Union such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Riga and Novosibirsk.
Maestro Michael Avagliano currently serves as music director of the Central Jersey Symphony and the Summit Symphony, and is on the faculty of Drew University as director of the University Orchestra and a professor of violin and viola. Mr. Avagliano is increasingly in demand as a guest conductor in the New York area and beyond.
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Seojin Yang studied at Yonsei University. As a proud graduate, she won the Yonsei University’s concerto competition. Her passion for music continued her to study Master’s degree at Mannes College of Music in New York with Marcy Rosen, and Doctoral degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey with Jonathan Spitz.
Soprano Asmik Arutiuniants was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 2010 she graduated her bachelor at State Conservatory of Uzbekistan & in 2018 an assistant in the department of music at Florida Atlantic University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. She's winner of the FAU 2016-2017 Concerto and Aria Competition & the Voice Experience Opera Idol Competition in Chicago, IL.
Praised for her “rich dramatics” (The Boston Globe), Pamela Stein Lynde is a versatile singer, composer, and music educator. She is currently a composer fellow with American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice Workshop.
Johanne Veraque is the premier voice teacher of Heart’s Desire Music Studio. Growing up, she worked as an actor, host, and singer at the Middle East Kingdom-Wide television program, Children’s Choice. She continued her music training at the Adventist University of the Philippines, pursuing a BM in Music Education majoring in Voice Performance.
Joseph Itkor has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from West Chester University and a Master's degree in School Administration from Montclair State University. He currently teaches Wind Ensemble and Music Theory at Arts High School, a magnet school for the arts in Newark, NJ.