MEET THE NEW PIANO COLLECTIVE

Dedicated to Artistry, Collaboration, and Innovation, the artists of New Piano Collective have established a meaningful presence as leaders in their field. Alumni of the Eastman School of Music, they represent over a dozen distinguished institutions including Harvard University, Granados-Marshall Academia in Barcelona, San Francisco Conservatory, and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.
 

Jiyang Chen

Praised by critics for his poetic and lyrical style, Jiyang Chen made his concerto debut at the age of seventeen, graduated from NYU and Eastman, and continues a thriving career as a portrait photographer in NYC. Find out more.

Albert Kim

Albert Kim teaches and performs in the U.S and China as a solo and collaborative pianist. Faculty at Linfield College from 2013-17, he joins the keyboard faculty of the University of Central Missouri in fall 2017. Find out more.

Eunmi Ko

Praised for “beautiful array of pianistic colors” and “original interpretation”, pianist Eunmi Ko (eunmiko.com) concertizes throughout the US, South America, Asia, and Europe. She plays a wide range of piano repertoire including dozens of premieres. Find out more.

Jeffrey Ladeur

Praised for his "...glowing sound..." (San Francisco Classical Voice) Founder and Artistic Director of New Piano Collective, Founding Member and Pianist of Delphi Trio, LaDeur performs internationally as soloist with orchestra, recitalist, and chamber musician. Find out more.


Igor Lipinski

Igor Lipinski is the new Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Oklahoma, a frequent orchestra and recital soloist, and a graduate of Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music. Find out more.

Bobby Mitchell

Bobby Mitchell's musicianship is embedded in the here and now of music as performance art. This season includes Rzewski's iconic The People United Will Never Be Defeated! and Beethoven's fourth piano concerto with Philippe Herreweghe. Find out more.

Daria Rabotkina

Lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer) Daria Rabotkina has performed internationally with orchestra, in recital, and chamber music. She is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Piano at Texas State University in San Marcos. Find out more.

Paul Sanchez

Praised as “a great artist” (José Feghali, 2013), pianist/composer Paul Sánchez is Director of Piano Studies & Artistic Director of the International Piano Series at the College of Charleston, & is Artistic Director of Dakota Sky Academy. Find out more.


Johnandrew Slominski

Johnandrew Slominski, DMA, joins the Linfield College faculty in 2017. He earned four degrees and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He appears worldwide and records for Centaur Records and Soundset Recordings. Find out more.

Owen Zhou

Freelancing musician and teacher in Denver, Colorado. New York debut in 2012 with the Scriabin Piano Concerto. Audio engineer and cinematographer. Mountaineer and skier. Find out more.

 


GUEST ARTISTS AND FESTIVAL COLLABORATORS

Delphi Trio

Praised for “…spot-on ensemble playing and a beautifully blended sound…” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “…rich, committed string tone, dazzling pianism, rhythmic flexibility, and risky tempi…” (Sarasota Herald Tribune) the Delphi Trio has become a powerfully eloquent voice in the world of chamber music. Find out more.

Liana Bérubé

The artistry of violinist Liana Bérubé is inextricably intertwined with self-knowledge and self-compassion. Her openly expressive aesthetic, described as “searching mastery” (Charleston Gazette-Mail), has been heard in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She is co-founder and violinist of the Delphi Trio. Find out more.

Michelle Kwon

Bay Area native Michelle Kwon holds B.A. and M.M. degrees in Violoncello Performance from Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and studied with Christopher Costanza and Jennifer Culp, respectively.  Find out more.

 

Kayleen Sanchez

Praised for her “keen technical virtuosity… her voice [that] thrills along the spine” (Sherod Santos, 2016), soprano Kayleen Sánchez is a recitalist, pedagogue, and recording artist with particular passion for early and new music. Find out more.

Kindra Scharich

Mezzo Soprano Kindra Scharich has been praised by The San Francisco Chronicle for her "exuberant vitality", "fearless technical precision", "deep-rooted pathos" and "irrepressible musical splendor."  As a dedicated recitalist, she has performed over 150 art songs in 10 languages. Find out more.

Brandon hendrickson

Brandon Hendrickson, baritone, is an active performer on the opera, concert and recital stage. Hendrickson’s “mellifluous,” and “beautiful baritone,” as hailed by Opera News, has been heard interpreting standard and contemporary operatic and recital repertoire on an international level.Find out more.

 

Amy Likar

Amy Likar, DMA, is a San Francisco Bay Area based performing and teaching artist. Equally at home in an orchestra, as a chamber musician or as a soloist, Amy is also a passionate and committed teacher.  Find out more.