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.

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.

Chia-Wei Chung

Chia-Wei Chung is a renowned pianist and one of the most sought-after piano pedagogues in Taiwan.

MinJung Baek

MinJung Baek started studying the piano at the age four, and showed her talent immediately at her first competition at age five and she had won more than fifty times in Korea national competitions and later, also great success in international competitions including 2012 Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Competition, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition in USA...

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.

Cahill Smith

Born and raised in rural Alabama, pianist Cahill Smith has performed in major venues in the United States and abroad, including four performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the PolyTheater in Chongqing, China, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall in Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art...

Yu Jung Park

Pianist Yu Jung Park has performed as a soloist and a recitalist in the United States, Europe, and South Korea. As a concert pianist, she has garnered numerous awards throughout her career, including the Rising Artist Evening of Piano Concerti V series from the New York Concert Artists & Associates and American Protégé Concerto Competition.

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.

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.

Lei Cai

Having received the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory Scholarship Award for five consecutive years, he came to the United States in 1992.

Lora Gubanov

A native of Bulgaria, Lora Gubanov has given many successful performances in the United States and Europe. Ms. Gubanov received the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Memphis in 2016, with a full teaching assistantship.

Henry Chow

Henry Chow received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, and his Master and Bachelor degrees from the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music in London. He has performed extensively in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, and is currently a faculty member of the University of West London Hong Kong Centre.