Meet the Panels of world class musicians
piano / Jazz
An internationally renowned pianist, composer and arranger, Mark Berman has written music for, and played and recorded with Aretha Franklin, Phoebe Snow, Gladys Knight, Carole King, and others. He is on-camera bandleader and conductor for season 3 of the Emmy Award-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. Berman writes and produces music for television and film, and is a powerful presence on Broadway, conducting orchestras and playing lead piano and keyboards. His first violin concerto will premiere in 2022.
guitar / Baroque
Guitarist Pierre Beaudry performs through the world. His extensive concert career takes him to Europe, North America, China and South East Asia, where his solo performances are acclaimed both by the public and the press.
He has been on the music faculties of three universities in Quebec, Canada (Concordia, Bishop’s and Sherbrooke)
He was recently appointed as professor of guitar at the Tiziano Rossetti International Music Academy in Lugano, Switzerland.
Coleman has taught and performed nationally and internationally for nearly 4 decades as a solo, chamber, commercial and orchestral musician. His career has taken him from Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall, from Seattle to Sarajevo, and from the mountains of West Virginia to the glaciers of Iceland, premiering new works by major composers and garnering numerous accolades.
From International to Virtual Concert Halls, Award-winning Australian pianist Ka Long (Chris) Au is always passionate and dedicated to bringing the gift of music to your ears through refinement and sincere communication
Whilst studying at the Colburn School and the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music, he was privileged to work with artists such as John Perry, David Louie, Ory Shihor, Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, and Robert McDonald
Ka Long (Chris) Au
"Innovative", "Authentic", "The Only" - Maestro Preziosi is hailed by major magazines, TV and Radio Talk Shows in Italy, Vatican, USA, Germany, for her ballets, symphonic, and orchestral compositions. Her concertos and chamber music are performed and published around the world.
A recording artist, cellist Soo Bae is an international soloist and chamber musician. She has performed in major venues around the world and has served as a judge for the Juilliard & Mannes school's concerto competition among others. Currently serves as a faculty to the Curtis Summerfest in Philadelphia.
Winner of a Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize and featured in the Smithsonian Museum for African-American History, Ms. Hall-Tompkins is a violin soloist entrepreneur who has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “New Yorker of the Year.”She was “Fiddler”/Violin Soloist of the Grammy/Tony-nominated Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof
Mrs. Botnari-Kulik holds 2 Master Degrees: First one in violin performance from the Moscow State Conservatory (Moscow, Russia) and second one in Arts Management from American University (Washington,DC), has an extensive experience in all aspects of classical music such as performance, project creation and management, governance, operations, production, marketing, fundraising
Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance, acclaimed international concert organist, organologist and author of research books and articles, an Adjunct Professor of the Warsaw University of Social Sciences, a well-known lecturer and member of Royal College of Organists in United Kingdom.
Giacomo Franci is a Master Pianist and the Artistic Director of the New York Chamber Players Orchestra. He is a guest conductor of great orchestras such as The Beijing Symphony and Symphony Orchestra of Grosseto. Maestro Franci is world renowned as the leading interpreter of the music of Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky:
" He has a vast knowledge of music. His high level of piano skill is incomparable" - Silk Road (China)
Recently he signed a contract for Sheva Collection Record Company
Award winning pianist Donna Weng Friedman enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, producer, curator and app developer. Her new EP Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings, featuring exclusively AAPI/BIPOC artists, aims to promote understanding and tolerance and combat racism, with all proceeds donated to supporting the AAPI community.
In collaboration with WQXR, Ms. Weng Friedman created and produced Heritage and Harmony, a virtual concert video series in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. She is the co-creator and co-host of HER/MUSIC;HER/STORY, a mini-series on WQXR as well as a concert series that shines a light on women composers, past and present
Active as a composer, conductor and educator, Peter Askim is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists and conductor of the NC State and Raleigh Civic Orchestras. Called a “Modern Master” by the Strad, he is known for his music and his advocacy of composers and the artists of tomorrow.