RECAP: 2020 Steinway Intensive

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We are so proud of our students for completing the 2020 Steinway Intensive! This week-long program featured master classes with several notable pianists, including Fabio Bidini (Colburn), Andrew Park (Azuza Pacific), Ning An (Cal State Fullerton), HyeJin Kim (Colburn), and special guest artist, Dominic Cheli. The week kicked off with a special live streamed faculty concert on July 19, 2020. Starting the following Monday, students attended a series of master classes designed to enhance each student’s repertoire, sharpen their technique, and develop performance skills — which they got to demonstrate in the program’s finale — the Steinway Student Concert, live streamed on July 25, 2020.  

Read on for exclusive insights and interviews with some of the world’s accomplished master teachers and pianists!


Find out who Andrew Park’s favorite composers are and why (below).

Listen to what Dominic Cheli has to say about becoming a successful pianist (below).

Watch Ning An discuss how he loves teaching (below).


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As part of OCMD’s 2020 @steinwayandsons Summer Intensive program, pianist and professor Ning An has joined us as a Master Class instructor. Internationally acclaimed, Mr. An is a rare pianist who “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding” according to the New York Concert Review (NYCR). Mr. An currently serves as the Artist-Teacher and Assistant Professor of Music on the piano faculty of California State University Fullerton, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to learn from him this summer at OC Music & Dance! #pianolessons #masterclass #piano #OCMD #collegeprep #ocmusicdance #ocpiano #steinway #musiceducation #steinway

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Hear HyeJin Kim’s story on how she got started with her piano career (below).


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We’d like to extend a warm round of applause to another of our Steinway Summer Intensive Master Class instructors, HyeJin Kim! Praised by critics for her “passionate…polished and expressive” performances, Ms. Kim is a classical pianist who has received numerous awards, including prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, DAAD Prize, Steinway & Sons Advancement Award Competition, and Toronto International Piano Competition. She has performed and toured with numerous orchestras: the Russian State Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester, Budapest Symphony Orchestras, and more. In fall 2018, Ms. Kim began teaching at pre-college Music Academy divisions of the Colburn School. #pianolessons #masterclass #piano #OCMD #collegeprep #ocmusicdance #ocpiano #steinway #musiceducation #steinway

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