Faculty

Kazimierz Brzozowski

Kazimierz BrzozowskiKazimierz Brzozowski is the founder and director of the International Music Festival in Nałęczów. He has garnered international acclaim for his captivating performances, in particular the music of Chopin. He has won top prizes at the Polish Piano Festival, in the Chopin Society Competition in Warsaw and has received awards from Ann Arbor Music Society, Kosciuszko Foundation in New York and the University of Michigan. He has given recitals and performed with orchestras in Poland, U.S.A. and Japan. He has been featured on the Polish Radio and National Television and made CD recordings with Music of Bach, Mozart, Chopin , Liszt, Bartok and Szymanowski. He holds a Master’s degree from the Fr. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw where he studied with prof. R. Smendzianka, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. Currently he teaches piano at Wayne State University in Detroit.

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Young Hyun Cho

Young Hyun Cho is an associate professor of piano at the Michigan State University College of Music. Prior to MSU, she served as an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Young Hyun Cho’s concert activities have taken her around the globe. She has performed in Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and throughout the United States. Recent reviews on her piano playing include the Aachen Zeitung of Germany: “Hohe Kunst auf den Tasten” (High Art on the Keys) and “Hochkaratigen Klavierkonzert” (a high-profile piano concert).

As a featured soloist, Young Hyun Cho performed with Budapest Symphony Chamber Orchestra MAV, Euro Sinfonietta Wien, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Eurasian Philharmonic Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Holland Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Northeast Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble of Rome, University of Texas at Arlington Symphony Orchestra, and Eastman Symphony Orchestra.

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Anna Jastrzebska-Quinn

Anna Jastrzebska-Quinn is a well known Polish pianist, a professor of piano at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and a long-term dean of the keyboard faculty at the university.
Born in Poland, she graduated with distinction from the National Higher School of Music in Warsaw, as the university was formerly known, and the Geneva Conservatory in Switzerland. She studied the piano with such outstanding artists and inspiring pedagogues as Jan Ekier, the editor of Chopin’s works for the authoritative Polish National Edition, in Warszaw; Harry Datyner, himself a pupil of Marguerite Long and Edwin Fischer, in Geneva; Nikita Magaloff, Gyorgy Sebok, Anton Cuerti and Menahem Pressler in Canada. She is a winner of international competitions, such as Palma de Majorca, Santander and Barcelona, and a number of national piano competitions in Poland. Chopin’s music has always held a special place in her extensive piano repertoire. In recognition of her art, for seven years she was a scholar of the F. Chopin Society in Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and Art. Since her debut in 1974 with the National Chamber Orchestra while still a student, Anna Jastrzebska-Quinn has played in most of European countries as well as in Canada, China, Thailand and Uruguay. She has made recordings of solo, chamber music and piano concertos with orchestras for the radio and television in Poland, Germany, Switzerland and Canada and published CDs with works by Chopin, Ravel and Ciurana in Spain.

Professor Jastrzebska-Quinn is an active and much in demand pedagogue. Her international graduate and postgraduate students win awards in many prestigious competitions and are recipients of artistic scholarships. She has served on juries of international competitions and has held master classes, seminars and lectures in music centers in Poland, Russia, Spain, Austria, England, USA, China, Thailand, Singapore and Uruguay. She acts as a consultant for the Artistic Education Centre and is an expert at the Ministry of Education in Poland.

Tomoko Mack

Tomoco MackTomoko Mack is a performing duo pianist. She has won, together with her sister Yuki, First Prize and Kodama Prize at the Fourth International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo; the Ellis Two-Piano Competition and the Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition and was featured artist in the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Michigan, the Symposium for Two-Pianos in Florida and the Quebec International Two Piano Festival. She has concertized all over United States, in Japan, Poland, Italy and Sweden and produced four highly acclaimed compact discs that include a diverse repertoire of one-piano and two-piano works: Rhapsody, American Mosaic, Fantasy and Danse Montage.

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Arthur Greene

“Incomparable master-pianist” (Upper Austria Krone News, 2019) Arthur Greene was born in New York. He went to Yale College, studying with Ward Davenny, and then Juilliard and Stony Brook, where he studied with Martin Canin. He now teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and in the summer lives in L’viv, Ukraine. These are some of the press accolades he has received: “A profound musician” – The Washington Post; “A masterful pianist” – The New York Times; “Intoxicating appeal” – Mainichi Daily News, Japan; “A romantic splendor of sound-colors” – Ruhr Nachrichten; “Stellar Scriabinist” – American Record Guide.

Mr. Greene was first prize winner in two major international competitions, the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer, and he was a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah, and National Symphonies, the Ukraine National Symphony, the Czech National Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, and many others. He has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul, and all the major cities in Japan. He was an Artistic Ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency. Mr. Greene recorded the complete Etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. He has performed the 10 Sonata Cycle of Alexander Scriabin in many important international venues, including multi-media presentations with Symbolist artworks. He has performed mazurkas with the Janusz Prusinowski Kompania, a Polish folk ensemble.

Mr. Greene has made many recordings together with his wife, the violinist Solomia Soroka, for Naxos and Toccata Classics, including the Violin-Piano Sonatas of William Bolcom. His recording for Toccata of piano works of the Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko has recently been released on Amazon.

Arthur Greene is a member of the piano faculty of the University of Michigan. There he has won the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Studio Teaching, and he and his students presented a recital series of the complete solo works of Chopin in nine concerts. He is a frequent judge of piano competitions, most recently the Isangyun Competition in Korea and the Teresa Carreño International Competition in Miami. His current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and his former students hold important teaching posts throughout the United States.

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