Teacher Bio: Andrei Baumann
An active soloist, chamber musician, Andrei Baumann has performed extensively in the USA, Europe, Canada and Venezuela. As winner of the 2009 Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award, he performed with the quartet in Jordan Hall on January 29th, 2009. His Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall occurred in May 2008 with violinist Lily Francis as part of the Distinctive Debuts series. Other notable performances include a solo recital on the Sundays Live Concert Series at Los Angeles County Arts Museum which was broadcast by KCSN, 88.5 FM, solo recitals at the Crocker Art Museum Classical Music Series in California, performances at Caramoor Festival and with Itzhak Perlman at the Perlman Music Program. Andrei has performed in masterclasses for such distinguished artists as Elisso Wirssaladze, Pavel Gililov, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank and Marc Durand. Among the numerous festivals he has participated in are Corsi in Sermoneta, Italy; Ost-West Musikfest in Krems, Austria; Internationaler Kammermusikkurs in Böhlen, Germany; Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland; Banff Centre for the Arts and Orford Arts Centre in Canada; and in the USA, Aspen Music Festival, Perlman Music Program.
Recent performances have included a Mothers Day performance (2017) of the Grieg Piano Concerto with Peter Jaffe and the Auburn Symphony, and numerous chamber music performances with cellist Susan Lamb Cook and friends. Andrei is a frequent performer at the Mondavi Center, Harris Center, Crocker Art Museum and others venues in Northern California. He also recently released a second album Miroirs, which includes works by Bach, Debussy and Ravel.
Andrei has a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston, a Künstlerischer Ausbildung Diploma from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany, and a Bachelor of Music degree at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. His most influential teachers have been Andre Laplante, Jamie Saltman and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.
A seasoned educator, Andrei has been a piano faculty member at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA. He is also Head of the Piano Department at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine, and piano faculty at the Sacramento Youth Symphony Summer Chamber Music Workshop. Additionally, he has been a jury member at the A. Ramon Rivera Piano Competition at Rivers School Conservatory in Weston.
Teacher Bio: Chunwei (Vicky) Lee
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Classical pianist Chunwei (Vicky) Lee, a native Taiwanese, Vicky has been teaching piano for more than 10 years. She has worked with children and adults, from beginner to early advanced level. For her, it is rewarding to see that the students enjoy having music and piano playing as part of their life journey, gaining a sense of confidence and accomplishment as they improve their piano playing. Her students have participated in regular recitals and passed exams such as ABRSM, RCM, National Guild of Music, Certificate of Merit, and Yamaha Music.
With a passion for piano teaching and playing, she recently completed a master’s degree in piano
performance and pedagogy at Ball State University, studying with Dr. Robert Palmer. As
a graduate assistant, she taught private and group piano classes at Ball State and
worked as an accompanist with Ball State Women’s choir, Statesmen and in solo recitals. She relocated to Orange County, California after graduation to continue piano education.
Vicky started her study of piano at the age of 5 and oboe at the age of 12. She has participated in many performances as a pianist, accompanist, and oboist. She was also the member of Fu Jen University orchestra and wind ensemble, Sirens wind ensembles, and La Voix d’Azur. Her teachers in Taiwan include Dr. Joanna Ting, Dr. Yung-ying Gan, and Professor Chai-Hsuan Tsai. After graduating with a music degree at Fu Jen University, she continued her focus to piano education in Taipei for six years.
Vicky currently lives and teaches piano in Boston area and continues her music education, studying with
Professor Roberto Poli, at New England Conservatory.