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Winnie Ip
M.M. Catholic University, Washington DC
B.M. Hartt School of Music, Hartford
L.R.S.M. Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Diplomas with Merit, advanced Chamber Music ABRSM
Certificate in Administration and Management, Harvard University Extension
Representative, ABRSM since 1990
Committee Presentation in the 8th World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Nashville, Tennessee 2003
2003 Soloist in the 10th Annual Concerto Concert, BU
2005 MTNA National Conference received PTGF Award
2006 Soloist Double Concerto Fundraising Concert in the Rachel Molly Foundation, BU
2008 Soloist Double Concerto Fundraising Concert in the KKCS, BU
Director, the Ip Piano School since 1992
Piano, Theory

Heeyeon Chi

B.M. McGill University, Montreal
M.M. New England Conservatory
Graduate Diploma, NEC
Doctorate Candidate, Boston University
Piano Faculty

Ai-Ying Chiu

Pianist Ai-Ying Chiu has years of experience teaching piano, including performance techniques, ear training, and theory. She has worked with all ages from beginners to advanced students. Ai-Ying has appeared as both soloist and chamber pianist at many important concert halls such as The Town Hall in New York City (U.S.A.), Le Petit Trianon in San Jose (U.S.A.) Walter Hall in Toronto (Canada), Basilica San Francesco in Assisi (Italy), Rachmaninoff Concert Hall in Tambov (Russia), Chih-Shan Hall of Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center in Kaohsiung City (Taiwan), and many others in Germany and France. In pursuit of her Master’s degree and Graduate Performance Diploma, she studied with Michael Lewin at The Boston Conservatory, where she was the winner of the H. Wilfred Churchill Piano Scholarship Competition in 2006 and the Piano Honors Competition in 2007 and 2009, and an Honorable Mention Award recipient in the 2008 Mozart Concerto Competition. She was also an Honorable Mention Award recipient at the 2008 Chinese International Piano Competition in New York City.
Piano Faculty

Gonzalo Farias

Candidate D.M.A. Piano Performance, NEC
Artist Diploma, M.M.  Piano Performance, NEC
Winner Flora Guerra Piano Competition
Winner Claudio Arrau National and International Competitions
Piano Faculty since 2005

Younggyo Lee

Professional Profile:
MIE (Music in Education) Internship 2012~2013 New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
TA for non-major Piano 130/530 class 2010~2013 New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Classical Piano Instructor 2007~2010 Modern Music Academy, Suwon, Korea
Assistant Teacher of Piano Department 2007~2009 Sookmyung Women’s Univ., Seoul, Korea
Private piano studio teacher 2003~2010 Seoul and Suwon, Korea

Boston University, 2013 Fall, Doctoral of Music Arts, Boston, MA
New England Conservatory of Music, 2012-2013, Graduate Diploma, Boston, MA
New England Conservatory of Music, 2010-2012, Master of Music, Boston, MA
Sookmyung Women’s University, 2007-2009, Master of Music, Seoul, Korea

NEC scholarship and Merit Grant, 2012-2013, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Full Graduate Scholarship, 2007-2009, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul Korea
Bursary of Vice President Student, 2005-2006, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
Honor Student Scholarship, 2003-2006, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Honors and Awards:
Honors and Awards
3rd Award 2012 23rd Eumak Journal Competition, Seoul, Korea
1st Award 2011 9th Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Competition, Korea
Dean’s Lists 2011 (Spring/Fall) New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
1st Award 2010 The Haneum Music Competition, Seoul, Korea
2nd Award 2009 5th Euroasia Music Festival Competition, Seoul, Korea
2nd Award 2008 The Haneum Music Competition, Seoul, Korea
1st Award 2001/2002 The Competition of the ministry of Suwon Education, Seoul, Korea
The Grand Award 1998 The Competition of the ministry of Suwon Education, Seoul, Korea
Piano Faculty

Tal Zilber

Israeli born pianist Tal Zilber enjoys an unusually diverse career of classical, jazz, and pop performances as well as composing, arranging, and improvising. Zilber has appeared as a soloist with the Ramat Hasharon Orchestra in Tel Aviv and his recordings were featured on the Galei Zahal radio station in Israel. Zilber was chosen to serve as an Outstanding Musician in the Israeli Defense Forces and during the three years of his military service, he was chosen by the Zionist Federation to participate in a concert tour in Australia. Prizes and Awards include the Andre Watts Scholarship, the America-Israel culture foundation scholarship, the Lillian H. Duncan Prize and the Marian Fox Martel scholarship. Zilber holds a M.M from Rice University, a Performance Diploma from Indiana University, and a B.M. from the Rubin Israeli Music Academy, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His has performed in the Masterclasses of Pnina Salzman, Ronan O'Hara, Evelyne Brancart, Tamás Ungár and the Eroica Trio. Past teachers include Brian Connelly, Edmund Battersby, Michael Boguslavsky, and Alexander Volkov. Zilber is pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in the studios of Ran Blake and Bert Seager. Visit website >>>
Piano Faculty

Robert Anemone

Boston based violinist Robert Anemone is noted for his versatility as much as his virtuosity. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Concord Symphony and Williamsburg Youth Orchestra and has presented numerous recitals across the east coast. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with such artists as James Buswell, Grigory Kalinovsky, Jeffrey Irvine, and Carol Ou, and has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall. As an orchestral musician, he has held principal positions with NEC’s Philharmonia and Sinfonietta, the Heifetz Institute Chamber Orchestra, and the Freisinger Chamber orchestra, and is a founding member of Boston’s Discovery Ensemble. Also an avid proponent of new music, he has premiered, performed and recorded works by Efstratios Minakakis, David Hertzberg, Joan Arnau Pàmies, Ralph Farris and others, some of which were written specifically for him. A graduate of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and the New England Conservatory, he is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of James Buswell, where he is a recipient of the Dorothy J. Bales ’41 Violin Scholarship.
Violin / Viola Faculty

Rhiannon Banerdt

A native of Los Angeles, made her solo debut at age 14 with the New England Youth Ensemble in South Africa. She has since given solo and chamber music performances at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, New York's Weill Hall at Carnegie, and Boston's Jordan Hall. A former member of the Amethyst Piano Trio, Ms. Banerdt was selected for the semifinals of the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the same year was awarded first prize in the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition. She is a member of Discovery Ensemble, a chamber orchestra presenting workshops and performances in underserved communities in the Boston area. Rhiannon received her Bachelor's degree from New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Lucy Chapman and is currently pursuing graduate studies there with Paul Biss.
Violin Faculty