Many of my students went on to have wonderful careers - both performing and teaching. Here are some of those who are successfully continuing the tradition around the world... Victoria Mushkatkol

Yoonie Han, the first-prize winner of the Washington International Piano Competition , the Fulbright Competition, Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, the World Piano Competition, and the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, and has garnered major prizes at the Helsinki Maj Lind International Piano Competition and Milan Concorso Pianistico Ettore Pozzoli Internazionale. Following her 2001 grand-prize award in the Korea National Music Competition, the Korean Ministry of Culture named her its “most promising young artist.”


Ieva Jokubaviciute, winner of Namburg Chamber Music Competition (Trio Cavatina). A much sought after chamber musician and collaborator, Ieva's chamber music endeavors have brought her to major stages around the world such as Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, London's Wigmore Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center, and on national tours with Musicians from Marlboro. Ieva has appeared as a guest artist in chamber music performances on National Public Radio's Performance Today, with New York Philharmonic musicians at Merkin Hall, and with Boston Symphony musicians at Tanglewood.

Andrius Zlabys, winner of Cleveland international competition. Aside from his recital and solo engagements, Andrius has enjoyed collaborations with such renowned musicians as violist Yuri Bashmet, violinist Hilary Hahn, and a long-time collaboration with violinist Gidon Kremer with whom Zlabys has toured extensively in Europe, Japan, South America, and the US. In 2003, Zlabys earned a Grammy nomination for his recording of Enescu’s Piano Quintet with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica.

Soyeon Kate Lee,  Chamber Music at Lincoln Center, Namburg Solo Competition, winner of Cleveland International Competition

Ms. Lee’s 2012/13 season highlights included performances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Rose Studio, and the Kaplan Penthouse, as well as Boston’s Gardner Museum as a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two.

Jiayan Sun, the 3rd Prize winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012. Mr. Sun has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto and frequently performs with the China National Symphony Orchestra. Recently named a Syliff Fellow by the Tokyo Foundation, Mr. Sun has participated in a number of festivals including Aspen Music Festival, PianoTexas, ChamberFest at Juilliard and Pianofest on Long Island.

Xin Tong, Semi-finalist at Chopin International Competition in Warsaw.

Laureate of American piano competitions, including Chicago, New York – Woodmere Music Competition (first prize) and Cincinnati – the World Piano Competition.

Shwai Wang, artistic director and active participant of chamber music series in Cleveland. Shuai Wang has given numerous solo and chamber concerts throughout the United States, China and Europe. Performed in venues including Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall in New York City, John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society and others.