Our Faculty


David Northington is a world-renowned concert pianist and teacher/educator. At his debut recital, the New York Times called David Northington “an immensely gifted musician…who combines the technical mastery of a virtuoso with the musical sensitivity of a poet.”

Jerome A. Reed

Jerome A. Reed is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Piano at Lipscomb University. He has performed extensively in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America, appearing in such venues as the Mendelssohnhaus in Leipzig, Germany; the Musikhochschule in Graz, Austria; and the Conservatoire Royale in Brussels, Belgium.

Cheng-Feng Hsieh

Cheng-Feng Hsieh is a Steinway Artist. Mr. Hsieh was Foreign Expert Professor and the Director of the Piano Teaching and Research Section in Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Dalian, and now serves as Professor of Piano, Graduate Tutor, and the Director of Piano Art Research Center in Music Conservatory of Guizhou Normal University in China.

Chia-Wei Chung

Dr. Chung is a Professor at National Taiwan Normal University. She earned both Master and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Ching-Wen Hsiao

Dr. Hsiao is an Assistant Professor of Piano at West Virginia University. She holds her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Jerome Lowenthal.

Timothy Kwok

Timothy Kwok earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Since graduation, Kwok joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a piano and harpsichord faculty member. He is currently a full-time lecturer of the Bachelor of Music Programme at the Macao Polytechnic Institute.

Ruixi Niu

Ruixi Niu is the Admisitrative Director at East/West International Piano Festival, she is currently pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at West Virginia University with full assistantship.

Yu Jung Park

Yu Jung holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from Temple University. Currently, she is affiliated as an adjunct faculty at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea.

Peng Cao

Pianist Peng Cao is a rising star in Chinese piano region. His performance is full of passion and romantic sense. "His playing is endowed with magic!" said by famous conductor and pianist Eschenbach after listening to Peng Cao’s performance.

Michelle Huang

Michelle Huang is an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned her Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University.

Shijun Wang

Shijun Wang is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Weber State University. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Eastman School of Music.

Yingnan Liu

Yingnan Liu is a faculty member at Shenyang Conservatory of Music. He earned his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at Manhattan School of Music.