Lansum International Music Festival


2017 Lansum International Music Festival

Faculty & Guest Artists


Edward Wolanin, Poland

Edward Wolanin began his piano studies with Urszula Hop when he was 5 years old. He graduated from the secondary music school in Rzeszów (Krystyna Matheis-Domaszowska’s class). As the youngest student in the history of the Academy he began to study at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw when he was 15. He studied with Professor Jan Ekier, Professor Bro­nisława Kawalla and Professor Marchwiński (in his chamber music class).  Fol­low­ing his grad­u­a­tion he con­tin­ued his stud­ies with Pro­fes­sor Jan Ekier as a post-graduate student. 





Nancy Weems, USA

As a concert pianist, Nancy Weems has performed extensively in the United States and in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Central America, and the former Soviet Union. Selected as a United States Artistic Ambassador, Ms. Weems represented the United States in three international concert tours, and presented a solo debut recital at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She has appeared as guest artist with numerous orchestras, and has given master classes in conservatories in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the West Indies. 





Sergey Schepkin, USA

Sergey Schepkin has performed worldwide. He made his Carnegie Hall recital début in 1993 (at Weill Recital Hall) to an enthusiastic reception from the audience and The New York Times. He has performed for the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center; Celebrity Series of Boston; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; the LACMA and Maestro Chamber Series in Los Angeles; London’s Steinway Hall and Proms at St Jude’s; the National Concert Hall in Dublin; the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki; the Grand and Chamber Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg; and the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, to name just a few places.




Hao Huang, USA

Dr. Hao Huang is Senior Advisor to the President for International Initiatives and the Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music at Scripps College.  Currently serving his seventh year as Chair of the Scripps Music Department, Huang has served as a United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador on several overseas tours to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  Huang was awarded the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship at Harvard College during the time he studied with Leon Fleisher.  Upon graduation with AB cum laude in music, Huang won the Frank Huntington Beebe grant for European Study with an excellent audition.  After returning to the States, Huang studied with Beveridge Webster at the Juilliard School and graduated with an M.M. in piano.  Currently, Huang's research focuses on Asian music philosophy and the relationship between literature and music of the Harlem Renaissance.



Anne Harley, USA

Anne Harley teaches applied voice and music history, with a research focus in interdisciplinary vocal pedagogy and also in American and Russian chamber music composed by women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  She is an accomplished vocal soloist, singing opera and oratorio in North America.  Before coming to Scripps, she taught previously at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Longy Conservatory.  She debuted in Europe at Amsterdam's Conzertgebouw as the lead in Handel's Acis and Galatea, and has since toured in Europe several times.





Dr. Andrew Park, USA

Dr. Park is a renowned Korean-American solo pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. He is First Prize winner of Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition(currently known as Virginia Waring International Piano Competition). Dr. Park is a devoted performer of chamber music. He travels around to play chamber music with his own group, the Park Trio. He was also invited to have some performances with El Camino College/CTS Orchestra, OMC Orchestra, ICO Orchestra, and Dosan Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Park is also an active private studio teacher in Fullerton, Orange County, and his students have won the prizes from numerous competitions throughout the country. Dr. Park has been invited to give masterclasses and lectures in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. He is a chairperson of MTNA Annual Evaluation and Sonata/Sonatina competition. He is also a judge of Lansum Competition, SYMF and MTAC competitions including CM Advanced Panel. Dr. Park has participated in teaching piano at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Los Angeles City College, and he also has worked as a first lecturer at USC Thornton School Music. Currently, Dr. Park is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and                                                              Fullerton College.


Roza Yoder, USA

Róża Kostrzewska Yoder graduated with high distinction from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and studied under: Bronislava Kawalla, Jan Ekier, Daniel Pollack, Antoinette and John Perry, Vitaly Margulis, and Irina Dąbrowska. Yoder is an active performer and teacher in Greater Los Angeles, frequently giving master classes and lectures for students and teachers, and has led many summer study programs in Poland, France, and the United States. Yoder’s notable performances include the Brahms D minor Piano Concerto with the Palomar Symphony Orchestra, and a series of solo, concerto, and chamber music concerts in Finland.





Rachel Vetter Huang, USA

Dr. Rachel Vetter Huang holds an A.B degree from Radcliffe College, Harvard University and an M.M., D.M.A from the state University of New York at Stony Brook.  She formerly served as violin professor for Converse College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has received NEA grants towards production of chamber music festivals in New York and Colorado, and has enjoyed the privilege of being chosen to participate in an NEH Summer Seminar, the 1989 ""JAZZ: A Comparative View "" at Yale University, directed by John Szwed.  Dr. Huang has been invited to make presentations on the topic of violin-piano duo repertoire as the chamber music at state and national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association and the College Music Society.  Dr. Huang is currently on the faculties of Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University.




DR. Baruch Meir, USA/ ISRAEL

Baruch Meir is an exceptional artist, he did a beautiful performance of my piano work entitled A LITTLE SUITE FOR CHRISTMASS which was distinguished by a deep musical insights and consummate technical skill. It was certainly one of the very finest performances this work of mine has ever received" (George Crumb, composer; 1968 Pulitzer Prize in Music; 2001 Grammy award; 2004 Musical America "composer of the year").  Pianist Baruch Meir has performed extensively in Austria, China, England, France, Israel, Portugal, Serbia and throughout the United States.