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Zen Music Center

DR. MIKAKO OGATA
Piano
Languages: English, Japanese
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, City University of New York

  • Master of Music, Tokyo College of Music

  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music

  • Bachelor of Music, Tokyo College of Music

  • Carnegie Hall, New York debut recital 2002 (with clarinetist Paul Wybraniec)

  • Specialize on a history of the performance practice of Mozart’s piano music.

HANNAH HAN
Piano
Languages: English, Korean
  • Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Mannes College of Music

  • Performed as an accompanist at Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Opera.

  • Accompanist at various music festivals and concerts in New York and New Jersey.

BRENDA A. MCGEE
Piano / Music Composition
Languages: English
  • Master of Fine Arts, Music Composition, California Institute of the Arts

  • Bachelor of Science, Music Theory & Composition, Mercy College / Westchester Conservatory of Music

  • Studied at McGill University, Faculty of Music, Montreal, Canada

  • Works successfully with special needs and autistic children

  • Author of piano book for beginner children or adult students entitled:

    • "Sacred Music Piano Study Series, Vol. 1"

  • Formed the piano program at Watts Tower Piano Center in Los Angeles, California

DR. PAUL WYBRANIEC
Clarinet / Alto Saxophone / Music Theory / Aural
Languages: English, Polish
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, SUNY Stony Brook University

  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music

  • Master of Music, Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, Poland

  • Bachelor of Music, Opole City Music School & Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, Poland

  • Carnegie Hall, New York Debut Recital in 2002 (with pianist Mikako Ogata)

  • PMduo member; performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland, France, Switzerland, South Korea, United States, and Japan.

STELLA CHIU
Flute
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Master of Music, New York University

  • Bachelor of Music, SUNY Purchase College, New York

  • Assistant principal flute with Northern America elite youth orchestra

  • Performed in Kennedy Performance Center, New York state Performing Art Center; Carnegie Hall.

XUAN LI-WINTRINGHAM
Flute
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Master of Music, Flute Performance, Arizona State University

  • Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

  • Eastman Community Music School, Mentor of Flute + Flute Ensemble Director

  • Guest Artist and Residency, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

  • Honors, Exceptional Flutist from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao

  • Students have won many competitions and awards, including solo festivals, first chair in several bands, and Korean Christian Young Musician Competition

ELI SCHAFFER
Violin / Viola / Guitar
Languages: English
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University

  • Performed at Carnegie Hall, and with New Jersey and New York ensembles

GREG ERICKSON
Ukulele / Guitar
Languages: English
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kean University

  • Performs as a soloist and with rock bands in New Jersey.