TATIANA GONCHAROVA

Tatiana Goncharova appeared at many of the world's leading stages such as Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel center, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, LG Arts Center in Korea and Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Ms. Goncharova's artistry has taken her to such renowned venues as Japan’s Miyazaki Music Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, National Hall in Taipei, December Nights in Russia, Singapore Sun Festival, Caramoor and Ravinia music festivals, Montpellier Music Festival in France, as well as the Appalachian Summer Music Festival and the Great Composers Festival in Canada, to name a few. Her many collaborations with artists of international statue include the celebrated violinist Pinchas Zukerman with whom she has performed extensively. A piano faculty at Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division, Ms. Goncharova has also taught at National Arts Center Young Artist Program in Canada, adjudicates competitions at the Juilliard School and Mannes School of music competitions as well as Vivo international music competition. Tatiana Goncharova has studied at the Moscow State Conservatory, Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music with Leon Fleisher, Yoheved Kaplinsky and Eugue Malinin. 

Artistic Director MinM, Piano Faculty Manhattan School of Music Precollege
MARION FELDMAN

Marion Feldman is recognized as one of today's leading performers and pedagogues of cello and chamber music. She is a member of the artist faculty at New York University, Steinhardt School Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, where she teaches cello and chamber music. Along with this, she has been on the cello and chamber music faculty of Manhattan School of Music, College and Preparatory Divisions, since 1974 and the CUNY Brooklyn College, Conservatory of Music since 1972. She also is a member of the faculty at the City University Graduate Center.

Cello Faculty Manhattan School of Music, Adjunct Cello Artist faculty NYU
JARAM KIM

A laureate of the 2000 Yehudi Menuhin International Young Violinists Competition, Jaram Kim made her debut at age six in GwangJu Namdo Art Concerto Hall.  She then won the Gold Medal in GwangJu HoNam Art Competition and at the age of ten, she performed Wieniawski Second Violin Concerto with the Seoul Chamber Orchestra. Jaram graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2007 and has been an active performer in the United States of America, Canada, and Europe. Her tours as a soloist include India and South America, including a recent engagement in Brazil to perform Prokofiev Violin Concerto in D Major under the baton of Daniel Guedes.

Besides her performance career, Jaram is a dedicated educator. For years, she held a violin faculty position at the School of Mahanaim and traveled internationally for master classes.

Since 2013, Jaram holds a violin/viola faculty position at the Bard College Conservatory of Music Precollege and recently received the Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from Stony Brook University in New York.

Creative Director MinM, Violin Faculty Bard Preconservatory 
MARK PRIHODKO

Proclaimed by the press as “a true Russian powerhouse” - LaCross Tribune, Mark Prihodko is Belarusian-American cellist that rapidly captures the undivided attention of the audience with a fearless dedication to music-making.

His debut at the age of 9 at the Musica Mundi festival in Belgium and Chat el Ro concert series in France was quickly followed by engagements with Moscow and Minsk Philharmonics. Before becoming a part of the elite Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School, Mark makes the United States his home at the age of 14 and immediately captures the attention of the American audience for his “astonishing virtuosic and spellbinding lyrical command over the instrument” - Pioneer Press. Upon receiving a prestigious Best Recital Of The Year award by Salon Se Leve Concert Series in 2015, Mr. Prihodko was already a winner of Mary West, Schubert Club, Rochester Guild, Rotary, YPSCA, and First Manhattan international competitions.

Creative Strategist, Chamber Music Faculty
XIAO WANG

Xiao Wang is First prize winner of the 2012 Szigeti International Violin Competition, 2016 New York Concert Artist Competition, 2016 William C Byrd Young Artist Competition. He is laureate of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition and 2015 Seoul International Competition. Xiao Wang has performed as soloist in many prestigious concert halls with distinguished conductors and orchestras around the world. He has collaborated with the National Orchestra of Belgium under the baton of Marin Alsop as well as toured with Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary. Mr. Wang also soloed with Maestro David Gilbert at Carnegie hall in New York City. He performed with the Gewandhaus Academisches Orchester in the Gewandhaus Leipzig Germany and performed under the baton of Maestro Andreas Ligeti appearing in Hungary’s Bela Bartok National Concert Hall. Among other engagements he has also invited to give solo recitals and master classes in many music festivals such as Budapest Spring Festival, Texas Music Festival, Qingdao Music Festival, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.

Violin Faculty
Manhattan School of Music Precollege
GEORGE TAYLOR

George Taylor is currently Professor of Viola at the Eastman School of Music. Before joining the Eastman faculty, he was a member of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, a position he held from 1979 through 1986. A dedicated, sought-after and beloved teacher, he has served on the artist faculties of The Castleman Quartet Program, Le Dormaine Forget, the Chautauqua Institution, Musicorda, The Encore School for Strings, the Meadowmount School, the Manchester Music Festival, and the Elan International Music Festival, among others. Mr. Taylor is also the inspiration for and collaborator in a series of highly successful workshops called “Viola Intensive’ and presents a summer technique workshop for violists at Eastman. With faculty colleagues Carol Roland and Phillip Ying he co-hosted the highly successful 40th International Viola Congress at the Eastman School of Music. He has also served as a juror for international competitions in Europe and the United States and has served on the boards of the American Viola Society and the Sphinx Organization.

Viola Faculty 
Eastman School of Music
HANA KIM

Mr. Hana Kim has earned high praise for his passionate and expressive musicianship and has established a reputation as a versatile clarinetist. He performs extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and his native Korea. He plays with such distinguished organizations as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Riverside Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, New World Symphony, KBS Symphony, and the International Sejong Soloists, and was invited as a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center and National Repertory Orchestra. Mr. Kim has also appeared in many prestigious concert halls including Konzert Haus in Berlin, Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Ton Halle in Zurich, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, New York Korean Cultural Center, the Kennedy Center, Zipper Concert Hall, and Sejong Cultural Center.

Clarinet Faculty
Conductor, The New York Wind Orchestra
CHIYOKO NOGUCHI

One of the most famous violinists and professors in Japan is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including Juilliard Concerto Competition and International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.  

   

She made NY concerto debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1992 and made her recital debut at the Weill Hall of the Carnegie hall in 1994. After she had graduated from Juilliard, She completed her study at Tokyo National University of the Arts.

As a promising artist, she has been invited to perform at many renowned venues in Japan. She is the leader of the Tokyo Solisten Ensemble and a member of the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo. She teaches at the Tokyo University of the Arts as an assistant professor.

Violin Faculty Tokyo University of the Arts
INESA SYNKEVICH

A laureate of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych has also won first prizes in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and at the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén” in Spain, as well as awards in the Minnesota International Yamaha Piano-e-Competition, the Vianna da Motta and the Porto international competitions in Portugal, the Casagrande International Competition in Italy, the Panama International Competition and the Cidade del Ferrol and the Spanish Composers competitions in Spain. Inesa Sinkevych has been praised for her “intense, thrilling and sophisticated playing” (General-Anzeiger, Germany), "grand passion and elegant lyricism" (Audiophile Audition), “rich cantabile” (Ritmo, Spain), "maturity that belies her age”, and called a "Schubertian of real distinction" (Music Web International).

Piano Faculty Manhattan School of Music
JULIAN LANGFORD

Julian Langford was a prizewinner of numerous competitions, including Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists Competition, Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow competition, and the Chappaqua Orchestra Concerto Competition. Julian has worked with many esteemed artists such as Amit Peled, Ralph Kirshbaum, Paul Katz, Steven Doane, Hans Jorgen-Jensen, Michel Strauss from the Paris Conservatory, Jerry Grossman of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Enso Quartet and the Chiara Quartet. Julian also performed the Schubert Two Cello Quintet with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, and was invited to be a guest artist with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center at Damrosch Park. Julian received his Bachelor of Music degree and his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University. 

Cello Faculty 
Long Island Conservatory
RUIQI FANG

Ruiqi Fang has been praised for her “ intense and thrilling playing" ( Huashang Newspaper) and has performed as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music player at the Beijing Concert Hall, the National Center for the Performing Arts, the Taipei National Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall in New York, at the Palau de la Música in Valencia, Spain.and at the Basilica Menor del Convento de San Francisco de Asis in Havana, Cuba. Active as an international music educator, Ms. Fang has given lectures and master classes in Shanghai Steinway Center, Xi’an Baisi Music & Art Center, and Xianyang Normal University. Active as a highly acclaimed collaboration pianist, Ms. Fang has worked with numerous leading musicians such as Sir. James Galway, Pinchas Zukerman, Lucie Robert, Nicholas Mann, Colin Carr and Bonnie Hampton.

Piano Faculty
Long Island Conservatory