Yun He Lee, Piano
B.M., M.M., Professional Studies in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland in U.S.A.)
Master Class: Russell Sherman (Liszt Festival of American Society)
Award: Piano Concerto Competition (Peabody Conservatory)
Piano Concerto Performances with Korean National Symphony Orchestra, Bordeax Symphony Orchestra of France, Peabody Orchestra.
Chamber Music Performances with Paris Razumowsky String Quartet and Austria Salzburg Mozarteum String Quartet and Albert Markov ( Violinist )
Numerous Duo and Solo Piano Recitals ( U.S.A., Korea, Canada ).
Studied with Julian Martin, Fernando Laires, Robert Weirich.
Teaching Experience: Associate Professor, Music Department ( 96-98 ), Music Department Chairperson ( 94-96 )
Assistant Professor ( 92-96 ), Full Time Instructor (89-92 ) at Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea.
Piano Lecturer at Seoul Arts School, and Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea ( 1989-1994 )
Presently: Director and Parental Adviser, Toronto Music Academy of Canada
John Shillingberg, Piano, Music Theory, Ear Training
B.M., M.M., GPD in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland in U.S.A. )
Master Classes: Ruth Laredo, Claude Frank, Ann Koscielny, Rosalyn Turek, Samuel Sanders
Award: Baltimore Music Club Award, National Society of Arts and Letters Competition Finalist, Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition-1st Place Standing.
Numerous Duo and Solo Piano Recitals ( U.S.A., Korea, Canada)
Orchestral Pianist with the Annapolis Symphony ( Maryland )
Guest soloist: Kang Neung Symphony Orchestra ( Korea ), Potomac Symphony Orchestra ( Maryland ), Piano Music Magazine ( Korea )
Duo Recital with Cellist Jong Young Lee , Sponsored by KBS Television( Korea )
Studied Piano with Fernando Laires, Robert Weirich, Donald Currier
Studied Organ with Donald Sutherland
Presently: Organist / Music Director at Streetsville United Church, Mississauga
Director, Toronto Music Academy of Canada
Dr. Izabella Budai, Flute, Music Theory, Ear Training
Izabella Budai has been an active flutist for the past sixteen years, performing extensively in solo, orchestral and chamber music settings. A former Principal Flutist with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra, the London Community Orchestra and a frequent extra for Orchestra London in the past, she now freelances in the Toronto area and devotes most of her time to chamber music. In addition to numerous short-term collaborations with instrumentalists in the area she is founding member of the duo Flautas del Fuego with fellow flutist Alhelí Pimienta and Duo Agilis with pianist Peichen Chen. Izabella studied with Camille Watts, Nora Shulman (University of Toronto) and Annelie Metrakos (University of Western Ontario) as well as János Bálint at various summer programs in Hungary and Italy. Izabella has recently been awarded her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree at the University of Toronto.
Izabella is a passionate and dedicated teacher. She conducts her lessons in a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a flexible approach, adjusting the curriculum to each student's individual needs and goals. A variety of styles are explored and theory and history are incorporated into the lessons in very practical ways. Izabella has taught flutists of all ages and levels and has worked with other instrumentalists as well, as a chamber music instructor and conductor.
Liuba Bekmambetova, Violin
Liuba Bekmambetova started her career
during the study in Tashkent Conservatory as Concertmaster
of the Orchestra Of The Song and Dance
Ensemble. After completing her Master Degree at Moscow State University of Culture she worked with The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin (Moscow)
both as a musician and project director. During those years she was a co-author of many projects which were given a warm welcome by audience,
musicians, and even by critics. Among them "Adoracion al Ritmo", suite for percussion and string orchestra, and jazz fantasy on the music
by Prokofiev for Saxophone and string orchestra "Saxophonist and Werewolf" (DVD was released). Teaching the violin has always been very important
part of her career. Here in Canada she successfully combines her teaching experience with the best traditions of the famous Russian Music School. Her
students are always successful on the RCM exams in violin, theory of music and harmony. Being devoted to her profession, she inspires her students
to learn music with commitment and passion. Her students are winners of many violin competitions in Ontario.