General information and rules for students 2008  


   ►General information and rules for students 2008  
2008 Concerto Competition:
Prokofiev Piano concerto No.1
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Since July 1990, the Foundation has organized a very successful summer music festival at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. Each year, about 30 talented young musicians, chosen through their auditions, come from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, and the United States to participate in an intensive musical training program with world-class masters on a one-on-one basis. The instructors of the festival include world renowned musicians: T. Krafchenko, Russell Sherman, Edwin Barker, (late) Luise Vosgerchian, Doriot Dwyer, Laurence Lesser, Masuko Ushioda, Yin Cheng-Zong, Lynn Chang, Anthony di Bonaventura, Wha Kyung Byun, David Deveau, Marylou Speaker Churchill, Mark Churchill, Hung-Kuan Chen, Pi-Hsien Chen ,Sylvia Chambless, Nai-Yuan Hu, Bion Tsang, Meng-Chieh Liu, Jean DeMart, Steven Finley, Samuel Headrick, Yong Yang,, Ilya Itin, Thomas Hill, Ree-Ven Wang, Shih-Huei Chen, Sue-Ellen Tcherepnin, Carol Ou, Neil De Land, Patty Thom, Michael Bonner, Gillian Rogell, Tracy McGinnis, Pascale Delache-Feldman, and many other outstanding artists. Along with private lessons, chamber ensembles, master classes and music theory, the students were taken to Tanglewood Music Center, concerts, musical performances, museums, piano factory, and many historical sites in the greater Boston area. The same program will be offered again from August 2-24, 2007 for the 16th year. Pianist Lang Lang郎朗 and many other young talents were students of this program.

Each year, the faculty members and the students of the music festival perform at least twelve concerts/master classes/lectures. The Longwood Symphony Summer Orchestra participated for the past 11 years to perform on campus and at the Boston Esplanade Hatch Memorial Shell by the Charles River. The Boston City official head count of the 2006 concert was 6,000. The festival concert series are of top quality and captured media attentions. Mr. Richard Buell of The Boston Globe wrote after Professor Pi-Hsien Chen’s recital of Bach’s “Art of Fugue” in 1997 : “Even now, any public performance of Bach’s ‘Art of Fugue’ has a way of taking on the character of a rite, a ceremony, a privileged visit to the great good place....”