2018 USOMC Accompanists
Anny Cheng is an active pianist and she has collaborated concerts with singers and instrumentalists in the United States, Ireland and Taiwan. She was invited as a guest artist with Arizona MusicFest and joined the faculty of the Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist as a principal Vocal Coach and Musical Director. She also joined the staff pianist at Viola Workout in Crested Butte, Co.. Anny served as a coach and staff pianist at Cy-Fair College in Houston. She completed her DMA in Collaborative Piano at Arizona State University, GPD at Longy School of Music and MM at Westminster Choir College.
Nathan Cheung received his Masters of Music degrees at the Eastman School of Music in both Piano Performance and Accompanying under the tutelage of Drs. Nelita True and Jean Barr. An alumnus of Stanford University, he has won the Ellis Duo Piano Competition, Aspen Concerto Competition, the American Prize, and the Stanford Concerto Competition. His achievements as a collaborative pianist include attending Aspen Music Festival, SongFest, and Music Academy of the West as a collaborative piano fellow. He is currently in the doctorate program at the Eastman School of Music under Natalya Antonova.
Nicholas Dold has an active career performing across the United States as a soloist and collaborative musician. He has been a featured artist in the Musical Flights Series of the Orchestral Institute Napa Valley, the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, and Indiana Public Radio – WFHB.
He currently serves on the piano accompanying staff of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Mondavi Center Young Artist Competition. He has held prior positions with the Duxbury Music Festival, the Crowden Music School, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and the Indiana University String and Piano Academies.
He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees at Indiana University. Visit www.nicholasdold.com for more information.
Gabrielle Lochard is a soprano and collaborative pianist currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music History and Literature at U.C. Berkeley. Her interest in collaborative piano started as a teenager, when she was the pianist for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Youth Ensembles. She has since collaborated with many instrumentalists and singers as an accompanist and coach. As a singer, Gabrielle is an avid interpreter of art song and has participated in workshops, festivals, and masterclasses, both internationally and domestically, with artists such as Lyne Fortin, Emilio Pons, Roger Vignoles, and Malcolm Martineau. Her graduate work focuses on questions of analysis, poetics, sonic effect, and musical beauty.
Christopher Salocks received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Stanford University, where he studied with Adolph Baller.
He participated in master classes of pianists Adele Marcus and Ivan Moravec, and has taught at Skyline College, Foothill College, De Anza College, and Stanford University.
For a number of years, he served as an official piano accompanist in the Music Teachers National Association state, regional, and national auditions, and he has performed at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
For over twenty-five years, he accompanied Van Cliburn Competition winner Jon Nakamatsu, and has appeared with Nakamatsu in two-piano concerts.
Chen Woo is one of the most highly sought-after collaborative pianists in the Bay Area.
She frequently collaborates with internationally-renowned musicians, including Lan Rao, Edna Garabedian, Richard Lin, Bin Huang and Haik Kazazyan.
A protégé of the late Maestro William Yannuzzi, music director of the Baltimore Opera Company, Woo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Soochow University in Taiwan and her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
As a former English major, Yi-Fang Wu decided to pursue her love of music after graduating from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan and came to Cleveland Institute of Music to study with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro for Master of Piano Performance. After obtaining the first master degree, Yi-Fang proceeded to join the Collaborative Piano program with Anita Pontremoli at CIM. Since then, she has collaborated with many wonderful chamber musicians while also maintaining for position as a staff pianist at SFCM Pre-College division. Yi-Fang has performed at the Eastern Music Festival, The Quartet Program, Miami Music Festival and International Music Festival and Workshop in Germany.