Assisting aspiring young artists


Jose FeghaliJOSÉ FEGHALI (Master Class)

Artist in Residence-Piano at Texas Christian University

Gold Medalist and winner of the Chamber Music prize at the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, José Feghali has been Artist-in-Residence at TCU’s School of Music since 1990. He has appeared in over 1000 performances worldwide, including appearances with numerous orchestras and has appeared in all the major cities and in virtually every state of the nation.


SAM HOLLAND (Master Class)

Director of the Division of Music at Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University

Sam Holland is an award-winning professor and director of the Division of Music at the Southern Methodist University. He has presented hundreds of lectures and recitals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His articles have appeared in every major English language professional keyboard journal and he is the author 

johnOwingsJOHN OWINGS (Master Class)

Herndon Professor of Music Chair of the Piano Division at Texas Christian University

Since 1990, John Owings has been a member of the faculty of Texas Christian University where he is Herndon Professor of Music and Chair of the Piano Division. In 1993, the University conferred upon him its highest honor – the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity – for his performances of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas.


ELIDA DAKOLI (Private Instruction)

Born in Albania, Elida Dakoli started playing piano at the age of six. After showing great potential, she began her formative musical training under Professor Shpresa Tafaj at her hometown’s music school. By the age of 12, she had performed her first solo recital, followed by concerts throughout the nation’s cities.

CHRISTINA LONG (Private Instruction)

Ms. Long holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of North Texas.  Under the tutelage of Mr. Adam Wornicki, she received the Dissertation Award for Excellence in Musical Performance.  She has served as an Artist-in-Residence in Southeast Oklahoma State University, an Assistant Professor of Music at Tabor College in Kansas and Westfield State College in Massachusetts.  

 FENIA CHANG (Private Instruction)

Steinway Artist, Ms. Chang made her solo debut at age 9, after having won the first International Japan Kawai Piano Competition. The performance was broadcasted on national television in Taiwan. She has maintained a busy concert career in both solo and collaborative performances in Asia, France, Italy, and the United States. 

CHENYI CAO (Private Instruction)

Talented pianist and experienced piano teacher Ms. Chenyi Cao is originally from Shanghai, China where she earned a bachelor in music performance degree from Shanghai Normal University. She came to the United States for further studies of music in 2008 and studied at California State University where she earned a master’s degree.


ARSENITY KHARITONOV (Private Instruction)

A prize winner of numerous national and international competitions, including the 1991 Sergei Rachmaninoff Competition (Russia), 2003 “Slavic Music” Competition (Ukraine), Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition (Memphis, USA), and the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition (Los Angeles, USA), Arsentiy Kharitonov has been heard in solo recitals and with orchestras in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Sweden, and the United States.