Chi Lee has enjoyed performing as an orchestral and chamber musician
throughout the world. Chi holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and a master’s degree from Rice University. Her mentors include members of the Chicago Symphony, the Houston Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, American String Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Chi joined the Richmond Symphony Orchestra as associate principal viola in
2018. She has performed in leading concert halls throughout the world such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Musik-und Kongresshalle Lübeck, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Admiralspalast Berlin, and Snapes Proms. Her performances in international festivals include the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Rendsburg, Germany, the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme in Aldeburgh, United Kingdom, Bard Music Festival, and Asian Youth
Orchestra, where she toured to Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, and Shanghai. Chi was a fellow of The Orchestra Now from 2016 to 2018 where she regularly performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. As a chamber musician, Chi is a founding member of the Florestan String Quartet, based in New York. The Florestan String Quartet has toured Taiwan, performing throughout the country in concerts and educational workshops for students. She has been teaching faculty at the Bard College Conservatory Preparatory Division and the Amadeus Music School in New York City. She was awarded the Best Teacher Award from the KRB NY International Competition in
2012 and was winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition in 2013.
FLUTE - PIANO
Yuan-I Hung was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She was a piano accompanist for vocal/instrumental students and a music theory assistant at the University of Mississippi where she received her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance. During her time there, Yuan-I performed as the principal flute for The University of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. As an active flutist, she also performed for musicals and operas.
Yuan-I has been teaching piano and flute for 17 years. Her students obtain an excellent grade on the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) exams every year in both piano and flute. As a musician, she desires to share all her musical knowledge and passion with students. At the same time, she expects students to enjoy, love, and continue to share their passion for music with others in the future.
In lessons, she will not only teach musical skills but also music theory and music appreciation. Students will learn the music background of different periods in addition to the life and styles of various composers. She hopes students will develop a sense of music interpretation when they practice as well as when they have the opportunities to perform.
Currently, she is pursuing her D.M.A degree under the guidance of Professor Jonathan Snowden at Shenandoah University.
Pianist Dr. Heqing Huang has appeared in recitals at Florida, California, New York, Iowa, among other states. As a soloist, Dr. Huang has performed with The University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, Symphony of the Vines, Lynn Phiharmonia and Ars flores symphony orchestra .
Dr. Huang earned his DMA in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa under Dr. Uriel Tsachor and served as teaching assistant to the school of music. He had a studio of 20 students and taught group piano classes for both major/non-major students at the University of Iowa. He also taught at the Pre-College Piano Conservatory at UI.
Mr. Huang’s competition achievements include: First prize in the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota piano competition with Virginia B. Toulmin Award (2014), Ars flores young artist concerto competition(2011), First prize in “HAILUN” National Piano Competition (2007 Sichuan Subdivision), special prize in the 1st National Youth Piano Competition held by the China Culture Ministry (2009), Finalist in the 4th Wiesbaden International Piano Competition in Germany (2009) and Finalist in both Chautauqua International Piano Solo and Concerto Competition, New York (2013/2016).
He had master classes with Leon Fleisher, John Perry and Jon Kimura Parker.
Ms. Song received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from The Catholic University of America. She has won several competitions, including the Young Artist Competition (Gaithersburg), the Piano Concerto Competition of Maryland State Music Teachers Association, the DC Federation of Music Clubs competition, the Luciana Montanari Mendola Award, the Friday Morning Music Club Piano Competition and the Catholic University of America Concerto Competition. Ms. Song has also been a student at masterclasses of The Washington International Piano Series, given by well-known pianists Igor Lebedev, Professor Changxin Guan and Professor Murray McClachlan. She recently performed Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the CUA Symphony Orchestra, and also as a chamber orchestra pianist in an opera world premiere in Puerto Rico.
Viktoria began studying piano at the age of 6 at Music School in Russia St. Petersburg. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory from Music College of Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg Russia and earned her Master’s degree in Music Education and Curriculum Development from St. Petersburg State Pedagogical Institute of Herzen – St. Petersburg, Russia. Viktoria has taught students of all levels and ages, teaching skills ranging from basic scales to classical sonatas to modern jazz. She also has plenty of experience teaching music appreciation, music theory, and ensemble music. Over the course of her career, Viktoria has learned that compassion, communication, and encouragement are just as essential to imparting technique and musical knowledge.