Steinway Summer Intensive Master Instructors

Steinway Academy students will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire, sharpen their technique, and develop their performance skills by learning from some of the world’s most accomplished pianists. The Academy will feature master classes and private lessons from accomplished musicians and instructors, including the individuals featured below.

NATALYA ANTONOVA

As a soloist of two major concert managements, “Soviet Union Concert”, Antonova concertized in Russia, Estonia, Georgia, etc. After 10 years of serving, she accepted a position of Professor of Piano in the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. Antonova has given hundreds of master classes and lectures throughout the world. She has participated in many International Festivals in such countries as Germany, South Korea, USA, etc. Antonova has judged numerous competitions as well. She is currently a tenured professor at the Eastman School of Music.

FABIO BIDINI

Bidini is one of today’s most important pianists and  faculty member at The Colburn School. His outstanding piano playing brought him to his London debut with the London Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas. He performed at the United Nation as a soloist of the BBC Wales and had his North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

HYEJIN KIM

Ms. Kim has received numerous awards including prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, DAAD Prize, Steinway and Sons Advancement Award Competition, and Toronto International Piano Competition. She has performed and toured with numerous orchestras such as the Russian State Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester, and Budapest Symphony Orchestras, and more. In fall 2018, Ms. Kim began teaching at pre-college Music Academy divisions of the Colburn School.

YOHEVED KAPLINSKY

Kaplinsky served as an adjudicator for international competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Cleveland, Arthur Rubinstein, Dublin, and Tchaikovsky Competitions. She received the Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award in 2003. She completed her entire academic career at Juilliard, where she studied with Irwin Freundlich and Dorothy Taubman. Kaplinsky has been a faculty member at Juilliard since 1993, Chair of the Piano Department since 1997, and the Susan W. Rose Chair since 2000.

KEVIN KENNER

Kenner has won the International Chopin Competition, the International Terrence Judd Award, and many more. Kenner has performed as a soloist with world-class orchestras including the Halle, BBC Symphony, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He has collaborated with conductors such as Jahja Ling, Jacek Kaspszyk, and Jerzy Maksymiuk, just to name a few.

YUNLIN YANG

Ms. Yang is a professor of Piano, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, former deputy director of Piano Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has won many of Excellence in Teaching prizes, including prizes from the He Luting foundation of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Government and a President Award as well as Outstanding Working Award of Shanghai Music Middle School.

XINNING ZHANG

Ms. Zhang is a professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She received her MM in piano performance from Northwestern University, winning 2nd prize in Northwestern University’s Concerto Competition during her studies. She adjudicates competitions for national professional piano competitions in China. Her students have gone on to study at top music schools in Europe and the U.S., including The Julliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the Universität der Künste Berlin, among others.