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

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.

THALEA QUARTET

Formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, the Thalea String Quartet has been praised for their “vibrant performance” and “sincere expressivity” (SF Classical Voice). Find out more.

Natalie Parker A graduate of Rice University, an active chamber musician, and a founding member of the Farallon Quintet, Natalie Parker is a principal clarinetist of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Find out more.

Natalie Parker

A graduate of Rice University, an active chamber musician, and a founding member of the Farallon Quintet, Natalie Parker is a principal clarinetist of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Find out more.