B.Mus. (Toronto), M.Mus. (Toronto), LLCM (Thames Valley), FLCM (Thames Valley), ARCT (Piano & Violin Performer, Piano Teacher)
Mark Andrews began studying piano at the age of two with Jesse Morrison, who specialized in the Kelly Kirby method of early childhood music education. Mark was the youngest pianist ever to graduate from this method. Upon Jesse's retirement, Mark began studying with Edward Parker, under whose tutelage he completed his LLCM, FLCM, and ARCT diplomas, winning the gold medal for the Piano Teacher's ARCT. Concurrently, Mark was also studying strings with Roxelyn Ethridge and Erno Kabok, and earned his ARCT on violin and RCM Grade 10 on viola, winning the silver medal for the latter. After finishing high school, Mark entered the University of Toronto, where he completed his Bachelors and Masters in Piano Performance, studying with James Anagnoson and Dr. James Parker.
Besides teaching, Mark also works as an accompanist and a freelance pianist. On the side, Mark improvises, composes, arranges, transcribes, publishes, records, remixes, and spends endless hours planning how to improve his home theatre system so Mahler's 8th symphony will sound just that much better. Most recently, Mark began a new doujinshi circle (artist's group) focusing mainly on traditional and experimental arrangements of anime and video game music for various and sundry instruments, including piano, strings, and the synthesizer chips from the Commodore 64 and the 80s-era Nintendo.
Mark is also a computer and board game enthusiast. He leads board game clubs at Sweet Thrills for kids in our lovely Roncy neighbourhood! Yes, he's a big kid himself!
Mark has been teaching with CMC since 2008.
RCM ARCT Performance in Piano and Violin, and Piano Licentiate of London (England) College of Music; B.Mus. and MMus in Trumpet Performance, Boston University.
During high school, Dr. Neal Andrews earned ARCT diplomas in both piano and violin from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto as well as the Piano Licentiate of the London (England) College of Music. These achievements combined with his trumpet skills led his piano teacher (the renowned Edward Parker) to dub him the future “one-man conservatory.”
While earning both the master and doctoral degrees at Boston University, Neal performed on numerous occasions at Boston’s Symphony Hall as 1st trumpet with the BU Symphony Orchestra. At that venue, a reviewer noted Neal’s performance to “merit special commendation.” Also during his time in Boston, Neal served as teaching assistant at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Dr. Andrews’ abilities on trumpet have received national recognition in both Canada and the United States. In Canada, these were recognized early with a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award (2003) as “Best Classical Musician Under 16.” In addition, Neal twice represented his home province of BC at the National Music Festival (FCMF).
In the United States, Neal’s university ensembles were repeatedly selected to participate in the U.S. National Trumpet Competition, most notably in 2009 when his trumpet ensemble placed 3rd nationally. More recently, Terry Everson, professor of trumpet at BU, recommended Neal to perform a series of concerts with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass.Neal was a founding member of the Andromeda Quintet, a professional brass quintet in Boston. He also played soprano cornet for 5 years with the New England Brass Band under the direction of the composer/arranger Stephen Bulla whose recommendation led Neal to join Toronto’s Weston Silver Band.
Neal has been teaching piano, violin and trumpet for many years and is very excited to be a part of our team of teachers at CMC.
BMus, University of Ottawa
Julie was born and raised in Ottawa. She started studying the piano at the age of three with Sonia Pescatore, a renowned performer, teacher and adjudicator in the Ottawa area.
At the age of five, she began performing and competing in local festivals and music competitions. Throughout her childhood, music was a major focus, and through her dedication, she received countless awards and yearly scholarships through her associations with the Ottawa Music Club, the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Contemporary Showcase as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Julie completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa with Mrs. Cynthia Floyd, where she majored in Interpretation, Performance and Pedagogy.
Julie strives to develop total musicianship and musical enjoyment through an innovative teaching approach emphasizing many aspects of musical appreciation. It is important to her that students enjoy their musical education and therefore she does her best to be encouraging and supportive of their musical endeavours. Although hard work is expected, she tries to emphasize that, while difficult, learning an instrument can be fun and rewarding. She also adapts her teaching style to suit each child’s needs. Fostering a child’s musical development is a gift Julie does not take lightly.
Julie has always had a passion for music as well as a love for children and teaching. She comes from a long musical tradition which she is eager to help pass on to the next generation.
Julie taught in the Parkdale / Roncesvalles area for several years, and is now happy to be a part of the CMC faculty, returning to teaching in a neighbourhood she loves.
BMus, University of Toronto
Pianist Michele Comrie is an experienced music teacher originally from the Kitchener-Waterloo area. An accomplished musician as well, she completed her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto in 2013. Prior to her university degree, she competed in many music festivals across Ontario, receiving multiple scholarships and first place awards for her performances.
In addition to piano, Michele is a self-taught guitarist and trained alto saxophonist, with prior experience in bands and ensembles. Along with her teaching career, Michele is the Music Director at Mount Carmel Zion United Church and enjoys developing and coaching the choir there.
Accustomed to teaching a wide-range of students in age and ability, Michele enjoys finding new ways to teach each student that fits their unique style. She has coached students towards First Class Honours in RCM exams, festival competitions, learning new styles of Rock and Pop, and even beginner jazz improvisation.
Michele is excited to have joined the faculty at CMC!
B.Mus., New England Conservatory of Music, M.Mus, University of Toronto
Mezzo-soprano Alida Doornberg has recently completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Toronto where she studied with celebrated soprano Monica Whicher. While at U of T Alida completed a teaching practicum under the guidance of Lorna MacDonald, head of Vocal Pedagogy. Alida has since enjoyed growing and learning as a teacher through offering private lessons to singers of all ages.
From 2017-2019 Alida performed with Voicebox: Opera in Concert and was featured as a soloist in their “Chorus Fire” concert with Russell Braun and Isabel Bayrakdarian, and “Comedy Unbound;” a tribute concert for Stuart Hamilton. Opera roles include Ino in Semele with the Toronto Lyric Opera Centre, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte and Cornelia in Julius Caesar, both with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre of Toronto (SOLT). Additional chorus credits include La bohème with Against the Grain Theatre and Candide with Toronto Operetta Theatre.
Alida is a proud member of Echo Women’s Choir where she serves as the alto section lead and has assisted in directing and arranging songs for the choir. Alida has participated in many prestigious summer festivals and Young Artist training programs including the Vancouver International Song Institute's French Melodie Immersion program, the Cowtown Opera Summer Academy in Calgary, the Taos Opera Institute in New Mexico, and "Si parla, si canta" Italian language and opera program in Urbania, Italy. Alida is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she earned her Bachelor's of Music degree with Honours.
B.Mus. in Performance, UVic; MMus in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, UofT
Raised in Victoria BC, Aimi's music making journey began when she was three years old in group piano lessons, accompanied by her mother. From that point onwards, she has continued her music education through the years, winning numerous competitions and awards in local and provincial festivals. She has also been a recipient for various scholarships and awards through the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the University of Victoria.
Aimi is an active performer in solo and chamber music, and recently enjoyed performing with the Victoria Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra as a winner of their concerto competition.
Under the tutelage of professor May Ling Kwok, Aimi graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in 2018. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under the instruction of Dr. Midori Koga.
Aimi has been teaching piano, theory and history since 2010. In her teaching, Aimi hopes to create an environment where students have fun making music and can develop physical facility in their piano playing. She looks forward to helping students at the CMC find their own individual sound and voice at the piano.
B.Mus. in Performance, UVic; MMus in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, UofT
Iris Hung began playing the piano at the age of five, after learning “Hot Cross Buns” (for two fingers). Since then, she has learned to use all of her fingers and has performed across Canada and in Austria and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. At the age of six, she won her first BC Provincial Medal of Excellence from Conservatory Canada for her grade one exam, and in 2010 and 2012, won the National Medal of Excellence for the highest exam mark in Canada for grades 9 and 10 piano. A winner of many local and provincial festival classes and competitions, Iris recently performed with the University of Victoria Orchestra as the winner of the annual concerto competition. She has also studied at the Universität Mozarteum’s Internationale Sommerakademie in Salzburg, as the winner of the Johann Strauss Scholarship Competition.
Iris believes that music is a powerful tool for self-discovery and expression, and strives to instill a high level of integrity and a deep love for music in her students. She began teaching piano in 2011, working with beginners as young as four years old. Since then, she has also coached university students and tutored music theory, history, and musicianship. With five years of pedagogy and student-teacher training, Iris is familiar with working with students of all skill levels and preparing students for recitals and festivals.
Iris graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance while also having studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Both under the tutelage of May Ling Kwok. She recently complete the Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Toronto, under the instruction of Dr. Midori Koga.
Iris is excited to be a part of the CMC teaching faculty!
B.Mus. in Performance, UVic; MMus in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, UofT; ACP in Harpsichord Performance, UofT; ACCM, Conservatory Canada (Associate Performer)
Louise Hung’s first introduction to Classical music was hearing a rendition of Für Elise playing through the speakers of garbage trucks in Taiwan as an awe-struck baby. Now, she works to share the curiosity and wonder of music through her teaching and performing. Growing up in Coquitlam, BC and now studying in Toronto, she has won numerous scholarships and awards from festivals, solo and concerto competitions, and summer institutes. She completed her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance with Distinction at the University of Victoria under the tutelage of May Ling Kwok. Currently, she is completing her MMus in Piano Performance and Pedagogy program at the University of Toronto; studying performance with Professor Marietta Orlov and pedagogy with Professor Midori Koga. Her areas of pedagogical research are the application of mental imagery and Baroque dance in piano education.
Louise has been awarded Conservatory Canada Medals of Excellence for piano studies, theory studies, history studies, and the Conservatory Canada Lynda Rehder Kennedy Medal of Excellence for the top exam marks in Canada. She has also worked with top pedagogues in both North America and Europe, including Robert Levin, Andrea Lucchesini, Jimmy Briere, Enrico Elisi, James Parker, Corey Hamm, Marc Pierre Toth, Ken Broadwood, and Ralph Markham, in masterclasses and summer institutes.
Louise performs as a soloist and collaborative musician in recitals, competitions, and festivals across Canada. She is a performer comfortable on both piano and harpsichord. A passionate advocate for “hip” (historically informed performance), she has studied with Colin Tilney on harpsichord and is now studying with Tafelmusik’s Charlotte Nediger. Recent early music engagements include Tafelmusik Winter Institute, Opera Q, Cor Unum, Theatre of Early Music, and the Gallery Players of Niagara.
Louise has been teaching piano, theory, and history since 2010. As a teacher, she works to nurture a student’s musicality, imagination, musical understanding, and physical comfort at the piano. She loves melding history, theory, performance practice and imagination into her lessons. She believes in tailoring her teaching style to suit each student’s search for their own unique way of musical expression.
B.Mus. Classical Piano Performance (McGill), M.Mus. with Distinction, Dalcroze Teaching License (Longy School of Music, Boston, USA), Diplôme Supérieur (L’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze / La Haute École de Musique de Genève, Switzerland).
For more than a decade, Cheng-Feng has been working with families and students here at CMC. Seeing the students grow musically and as human being has been a great source of joy and curiosity for him.
Locally he has been invited to present workshops for the Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario, the Etobicoke Suzuki School, the Royal Diploma program of RCM, and teachers of the TDSB, and early childhood music teachers at RCM, University of Ottawa and Wilfrid Laurier University. He also presented topics related to piano pedagogy and Dalcroze Eurhythmics at conferences in Quebec, Switzerland, and Yukon Registered Music Teachers’ Association. He has also been invited as a guest teacher internationally in USA, Mexico and France.
Cheng-Feng also serves as the co-director of studies for Dalcroze Canada, where he mentors and supervises the teacher training candidates. Prior moving to Toronto from Boston in 2006, he was on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music, Powers Music School, and the Winchester Community Music School.
Cheng-Feng continues to share his gift and joy for music in Toronto through teaching and performing. He finds his passion and inspiration in developing the musical artists within the hearts of his students and helps them to find their self-expression through musical embodiment.
ARCT Performance & Pedagogy with Honours, B.Mus & M. Mus Composition, U of Toronto
As a third generation teacher, Lusiana has been teaching piano in Canada since 1991. Her mastery and love for teaching music inspired her to start the Classical Music Conservatory (CMC) in Toronto in 1997. As a teacher, Lusiana holds both ARCTs with honours in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, a Bachelor of Music, and a Master of Music in Composition. She has been teaching for over 30 years now, and each year, her passion for musical education grows.
Lusiana teaches all ages and levels. She prepares students for all RCM levels of piano, theory and harmony as well as for music festivals with First Class Honours with distinction achievements. She believes in nurturing her students with long term concrete goals, a good foundation in technique and a lot of performance practice with much emphasis on FUN. She encourages her students to be open to other sources of learning from her community team of amazing teachers at CMC.
Being the Executive Founding Director of CMC, Lusiana's time is extremely limited to a very select few students who are accepted by a personal interview/audition process.
B. Mus, Berklee College of Music
Kat McLevey is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and arranger from St. John's, NL. Kat's early musical life involved singing in choirs, taking classical piano lessons and playing french horn in school bands. In their teens, Kat gravitated towards guitar, electric bass, and mandolin, finding an avenue for songwriting and production. They quickly made a name for themselves among Newfoundland and Labrador's gamut of prestigious songwriters with the release of their debut album Evergrown in 2015. With its characteristic alternate guitar tunings and twisting melodies, the record earned Kat Female Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2015 MusicNL Awards, as well as a nomination for Rising Star of the Year at the 2015 East Coast Music Awards.
After taking a gap year to write, perform, and record, Kat pursued a Bachelor of Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA studying electric bass, jazz composition, American roots music, and just about everything in between. After graduating in the summer of 2019, they hit the road with acclaimed songwriter Tim Baker on a tour across the US opening for Half Moon Run. Moving to Toronto on the heels of that tour, Kat has settled in well as a session musician, performer, arranger, and educator. They can be found performing and touring with the bands Zinnia and Donovan Woods.
As a teacher, Kat loves helping students connect with their creativity and engage with music in new ways. With training in both classical and jazz traditions, their teaching approach gives structure to their students' goals and interests. Kat couldn't be happier joining the team at CMC!
B.Mus. in Performance, Humber College, RCM Classical Guitar Performance ARCT level
Luan Phung (born 1991 in London, England) is a Toronto based improviser, composer, guitarist, and teacher/clinician who works in a broad spectrum of musical idioms. He has been described as “outstanding” and “an impact player” who “raises the bar on so many levels” by distinguished Canadian guitarists Geoff Young and David Occhipinti. Equally comfortable performing straight-ahead jazz and freely improvised musical contexts, to fully notated new music/contemporary works, Luan is an in demand Canadian musician.
As a young classical guitarist, he garnered a number of musical accolades including four consecutive Royal Conservatory of Music silver medals for the highest practical examination mark in the province, a number of first place gold medals at Performing Arts BC, a finalist for the renowned Kay Meek scholarship Competition, and a national finalist at the Canadian Music Competition, among others. Luan was chosen to play in the TD Canada Trust High School Jazz Intensive, led by the anchor of Chicago’s jazz scene, renowned and innovative flautist Nicole Mitchell and winning the CanFor scholarship in conjunction with the Vancouver International Jazz festival, as well as being chosen to play in the Ottawa Youth Summit All-star Band, led by Canadian trumpet great Jim Lewis and winning the Galaxie Rising Star award for jazz performance. Luan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber College with honors and was awarded the Ten Quinlan guitar award and the Dave Stillwell composition award. Luan has studied with Hanh Nguyen, David Occhipinti, Geoff Young, Kirk MacDonald, Shannon Gunn, Jim Lewis, Ted Quinlan and many more. Luan currently leads his own quintet and performs/records in a variety of musical contexts and groups in festivals and around the Toronto area.
Luan has over 10 years of experience teaching beginner and advanced music concepts and technique to students who range from young beginner children to potential post-secondary music degree entrance hopefuls and believes in the importance of imparting passion, curiosity, and knowledge onto the next generation of music makers.
RCM Grade 10 Piano, B. Mus. Jazz Performance & M. Mus. Jazz Performance, University of Toronto
Chris Pruden is a pianist/keyboardist based in Toronto, ON. Heavily influenced by jazz, contemporary classical, folk, rock and electronic music, Chris has performed across North America, China, and Europe. He is a frequent sideman and collaborator with Juno Nominated Tara Kannangara, Juno Winning Sammy Jackson, Zinnia, Language Arts, Future Machines, and Ronley Teper's Lipliners.
Chris has been teaching classical, pop, and jazz piano for the past 10+ years, and is happy to be a part of the CMC community.
B.Mus., Calgary, M.Mus., Doc of Mus., U of Toronto
Erik Ross composes for all musical media and he has written for productions that include electronics, theatre, film and dance. His large choral work, Icarus in the Sea, with text by Lorna Crozier, was toured four times in Canada by the Canadian Chamber Choir, and his chamber opera Northern Lights, Eastern Fire, with librettist Phoebe Tsang, for which he was also the pianist and music director. His commissions also include a piece for Toca Loca’s P*P Project, a solo steelpan and brass band piece for steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague for the 25th anniversary season of the Hannaford Street Silver Band, a large work for the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan and a chamber orchestra piece for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. His concerto for saxophonist Wallace Halladay and percussionist Ryan Scott premiered in March 2013 on the final concert of the 30th anniversary season of the Esprit Orchestra. His song cycle, Waypoints, with the poetry of Zachariah Wells, was written for Phillip Addis and Emily Hamper and was premiered in Toronto and was subsequently performed by the commissioners at the Bastille Opera house in Paris. His most recent commissions also include a song for tenor Lawrence Wiliford and a song cycle for soprano Ambur Braid and the Canadian Art Song project, on the death poetry of Charles Baudelaire. He is currently writing a song cycle for chamber orchestra, soprano and tenor for g27.
Dr. Ross’s Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra was premiered by Joseph Salvalaggio and the Memphis Symphony, and it was performed again at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Melbourne, Australia, by Diana Doherty under the direction of Nicholas Daniel. His piano trio was premiered by the Gryphon Trio at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, he wrote a chamber opera for Tapestry New Opera Works’ production at the Opera America Conference, and he wrote a marimba concerto for Ryan Scott and the Esprit Orchestra.
He holds a Doctor of Music degree from the University of Toronto where his advisor was Christos Hatzis and he was a two-time recipient of the John Weinzweig Scholarship. He spent two years composing for the Canadian Composers Music Workshop at the Festival of the Sound under the direction of Gary Kulesha, he has acted as musical interpreter for numerous John Oswald projects, and he has acted as dance captain for numerous Halo Ballet productions (a piece that combines live music with live video dancing).
Erik also takes great enjoyment in performing contemporary classical/jazz/rock repertoire, particularly that of his peers, and he is an improvising pianist and keyboardist, including performing for the New Creations Festival with the Toronto Symphony. He has received numerous awards, fellowships and scholarships, including top prizes at SOCAN, and has received commissions from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Music Gallery, Roger D. Moore and the Laidlaw Foundation. Erik is an avid educator, and has taught private and conservatory piano, theory, improvisation and composition lessons to individuals of all ages and ability levels for 20 years. He has taught classes at the University of Toronto and U of T at Scarborough and has been an instructor/composer for numerous music programs including: education director for Soundstreams Canada’s Cool Drummings Festival; the Canadian Music Centre’s outreach program; with the Gryphon Trio at Earl Haig Secondary School; the Classical Music Conservatory; the Canadian Composers Music Workshop; the Canadian League of Composers’ Composing the Future; the Canadian Children’s Opera Company’s OPERAtion KIDS program; Young People’s Theatre’s Music Theatre program.
Erik has also written works for artists and ensembles such as soprano Carla Huhtanen, counter-tenor Scott Belluz, the Aldeburgh Connection, Arpatambora, the Caliban quartet, the Lee-Villanueva Duo, oboist Sarah Jeffrey, accordionist Joseph Petric, hornist Gabriel Radford, as well as a cave installation that was produced in collaboration with the Contemporary Keyboard Society through the New Music in New Places series of the Canadian Music Centre. His compositions have been performed by artists such as vocalists Tracy Smith Bessette, Norine Burgess, Teri Dunn, Matthew Leigh, Allyson McHardy, Marion Newman, Giles Tomkins and Vilma Vitols, hornists Nancy Goodearl and Joan Watson, New Music Concerts, the Talisker Players, and the Land’s End Chamber Ensemble. He has had live performances of his works in Australia, Canada, England, France, Japan, Latvia, Thailand, and the United States.
Erik is at: www.erikrossmusic.com
Bachelor of Music in Performance, Jazz, University of Toronto
Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Josh completed his studies at Mohawk College, studying with Adrean Farrugia.
Graduating from Mohawk with Honours, he received numerous scholarships including the Richard Newell Memorial Scholarship and the Antony Roberts Music Excellence Award.
After Mohawk College he continued his studies earning a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto receiving the Jean A. Chalmers Award. There he learned from Canadian Jazz Greats such as Dave Young, David Restivo, Mike Murley, Chase Sanborn, and Gordon Foote.
Still living in Toronto, Josh is a busy performer playing in many large and small ensembles, with some of the top musicians in the city. Including groups such as John Macleod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra, Marie Goudy 12tet and the Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra.
Josh has been teaching Piano, Guitar and Bass both privately and at music studios since 2009. He has taught all ages from beginner to advanced in various styles such as Jazz, Classical, Rock and Pop, also has succesfully prepared students for RCM examinations including theory. Having years of music education both privately and at post secondary institutions, Josh is well equipped to figure out the best way to help students progress.
Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Commercial Music, Humber College
Originally from Kanagawa, Japan, Hiro Suzuki is an enthusiastic musician and teacher with 9 years of teaching experience both in English and Japanese. Hiro works predominantly in the genres of jazz, Latin, pop, and rock.
After formally learning the piano and drums, Hiro picked up the guitar and played in various jazz, rock and bossa nova groups, orchestra pits for musicals, and on recording projects.
Hiro acquired his first experience in teaching back in Japan, where he taught guitar students of all levels and ages for 4 years at a music academy. Then, Hiro moved to Canada to pursue a degree in Music at Humber College, where he studied with David Occhipinti, Lucian Gray, Kirk McDonald and Trevor Giancola, and was awarded Humber's scholarship for academic excellence in 2021.
After graduating from Humber, Hiro is an active performer in the Toronto live music scene. Since moving to Canada, Hiro has taught in-person and online private guitar, ukulele, drums and piano lessons tailored to each student's needs and requirements for the past 5 years.
M.Mus. Piano Performance (University of Music and Dance Cologne, Germany)
At the age of 7 Cathy Yang started her musical career with Prof. Zhaoyi Dan in China. Soon after she immigrated to Canada and continued her musical journey with Vladimir Niurenberg in Toronto. Her professional musical studies were completed with Prof. Ilja Scheps at the University of Music and Dance Cologne (Germany) with a Masters degree in piano performance. While in Canada, she participated and received prizes in many regional piano festivals and also in the nation-wide Canadian Music Competition. In 2006, she won two first prizes at the solo and concerto competition at Ithaca College in New York, USA.
In May 2006, she was invited by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation as one of two representatives from Canada to participate in their music festival Moscow Meets Friends. Performing in the Central Music School in Moscow, Russia, she shared the stage with some of the most talented young musicians from around the world.
In 2010, Cathy won the third prize in her age category at the International Piano Competition Vila de Capdepera in Spain.
While in Aachen, Germany she was invited multiple times by the Collegium Musicum orchestra of the RWTH Aachen to perform as the soloist in the piano concertos of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. She also performed in Poland with various orchestras. As a member of Aix Alma Trio she toured several times in Germany.
Cathy was part of the Pedagogical Internship with Dorothee Broichhausen in 2012 where she gained more love of teaching. Cathy has been teaching for 10 years, now lives in Los Angeles, California and is currently working on some innovative piano projects. She is excited to join the musical family at CMC.