Dr. Annie Lin, adjunct associate professor at Southern Methodist University, is a collaborative pianist working with the string division’s undergraduate and graduate students. She maintains an active private teaching studio as a faculty/co-founder of the Brandeis Piano Conservatory in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Lin has recorded several hundred recordings for college auditions and competitions with young artists on the BPC Recording label. Since 2015, she has been a distinguished College Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, conducting piano assessment exams for all levels. She received her degrees from the University of Southern California, studying with renowned pianists and pedagogues John Perry and James Bonn and undertaking summer studies with French pianist Cécile Ousset in Toulouse, France.
Dr. Yang serves as a staff collaborative pianist at Texas Christian University and will start a career as an adjunct instructor at Tarrant County College in the fall of 2023. Yang made a concerto appearance with the TCU Symphony Orchestra in 2019 and shared stages with renowned artists at music festivals as a collaborative pianist. She received a DMA degree in piano performance with a cognate in piano pedagogy from TCU. Her main teachers include John Owings, Ann Gipson, the late José Feghali, Alan Chow, and Huazhen Xie. In addition, Yang received a three-year intensive training in piano pedagogy, taught piano courses at a collage-level in various settings, and has maintained a piano studio with 20-30 students. Other than music in the Classical era, Yang has gone on to experiment with church music on both traditional and contemporary styles and jazz music.
Passionate about ensemble playing, award-winning pianist Michael Bukhman has performed with such luminaries as Kim Kashkashian, Itzhak Perlman, Julia Bullock, The Attacca String Quartet, Dawn Upshaw, as well as musicians from the Boston, Dallas, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. Recent international tours include clarinet-piano performances in Estonia and Poland, with previous tours to China and Taiwan.
Currently Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, Bukhman established a local chapter for Music for Food—an international community outreach program. In 2022 he participated in the opening concerts of the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, performing Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Prior to his appointment to TCU, Bukhman served on the staff and pre-college faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, to which he returned last summer as a faculty member at Morningside Music Bridge International Festival. Also in the summer of 2022, Bukhman was appointed as Collaborative Arts Chair for the Texas Music Teachers Association, a three-year term. In 2017, he served as Guest Artist-in-Residence at the Oberlin Conservatory, where he was invited back in 2020 to participate in the Beethoven 250th anniversary celebration.
Having recorded the complete 24 Preludes and Fugues by Shostakovich, Bukhman was the first to receive a BM with Honors in Piano Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory under the tutelage of Robert Shannon and earned his MM and DMA degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of Robert McDonald.