Peruvian pianist Priscila Navarro performs solo recitals, major chamber works, and a large selection of concerti with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Priscila holds a Master’s degree from the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, where she was a Teaching Assistant and a student of Santiago Rodriguez. Previously, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, where she was a student of Dr. Michael Baron and received the Steinway Society scholarship.
Ciro Foderé, a former pianist with the New World Symphony, regularly performs chamber music and orchestral works in Miami. He has also performed with the NWS in Rome and Perugia, Italy, and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Mr. Foderé has been a soloist three times with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ignat Solzhenitsyn and David Stahl, performing Gershwin and Saint-Saens concertos. After being featured numerous times in all the important halls in his native Uruguay, Mr.
Japanese pianist Rie Tanaka started playing piano at the age three. By the age of ten, she had won the first place at the Muse Daito Piano Festival in Osaka and has been active in the competition scene ever since. Tanaka was a prize winner of the 8th Rosenstock International Piano Competition, Kyoto Piano Concours and Osaka College of Music Competition. Tanaka moved to the US in 2008 and has since been named the winner of numerous competitions.
Pianist Thomas Dickinson has performed across the United States and abroad in England, the Czech Republic, Russia, Taiwan and China. His teachers include Sue Liu Wen, Frances Clark, Donald Betts and Donald Currier. Additional studies were with Jerome Lowenthal, Richard Goode and André Watts. He was ITT Fellow for two years of study with Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and Germaine Mounier of the Paris Conservatory. He earned his Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University.
Licia Lucas was born in the Brazilian city of Itu, in the state of São Paulo. She began her musical studies with the piano teacher Nayl Cavalcante Lucas and graduated from the National School of Music in the class of Professor Neida Cavalcante Montarroyos. Ms. Lucas studied in Brazil with Homero de Magalhães, a disciple of Alfred Cortot, and in Italy, at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, with Vincenzo Vitale. She further perfected her piano technique with Bruno Seidhofer and Hans Graf of the “Viennese School.”
Pianist Tao Lin’s appearances in Asia, North America and Europe have brought unanimous critical accolades and praise for his subtle, intimate pianism and brilliant technique. “He has excellent facility and keen musical intelligence, his Schumann, Brahms were broad and searching, his Beethoven was crisp, crystalline, and exhilarating.” The Miami Herald
Molly Roseman serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at UW-Stevens Point. She is an active solo and collaborative pianist throughout Wisconsin and has been a featured performer with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and on Wisconsin Public Radio’s "Live at the Elvehjem" series. She has performed in many venues throughout the United States including the National Flute Association Conventions, the U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, Atlanta Pro-Mozart Society, and the Tallahassee Bach Parley.
Dr. David Severtson, pianist, maintains an active performing career as a solo and collaborative artist. He has performed on faculty and guest artist recitals at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Luther College, St. Olaf College, Bemidji State University, and he has appeared on concert series throughout the country. Dr. Severtson holds graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Minnesota.
Pianist, percussionist, harpist and conductor, Michael Linville is currently Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music Activities for the New World Symphony, the orchestral academy founded in 1987 by Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Linville is also artistic coordinator of the New World Percussion Consort, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music that features percussion.