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Marina Piccinini’s Studio consists of students from across the United States, Europe, and Asia. With a fine balance of Undergraduate, Artist Diploma, Masters, and Doctoral Degree students, the studio offers a wide range of musical thought and practical application in private and master class settings. Join us on Facebook!

Subin Cho

Subin Cho hails from Keller Texas, where she began playing the flute at age 10 and studying with Monica Song and Won Lee. Currently she is finishing her Bachelors degree at the Peabody Institute with Marina Piccinini.

Highlights of Subin’s extensive list of prizes and achievements include a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York as a Grand Prize Winner of Concert Artists “VIRTUOSO” International Competition, appearances on National Public Radio’s From the Top-as the recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, the Basically Beethoven Festival as a Rising Star at the Dallas City Performance Hall, and as soloist in the Khachaturian Concerto with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.

She has performed in masterclasses for Marina Piccinini, Jim Walker, Carol Wincenc, Jasmine Choi, Mimi Stillman, Julien Beaudiment, Jean Ferrandis, Amy Porter, and Sarah Jackson.<

Giorgio Consolati

Praised for his “lustrous tone” (Musical America), Italian flutist Giorgio Consolati has performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Miami’s New World Center and the Beijing China Conservatory. As a soloist, he performed with Alan Gilbert and the Juilliard Orchestra, as well as with the National Repertory Orchestra and the Verdi Conservatory Orchestra. As an orchestral musician, Giorgio worked under the batons of John Adams, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Gianandrea Noseda, Peter Oundjian and David Robertson.

Passionate about chamber music, Giorgio has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. He has also taken part at the distinguished contemporary festival Milano Musica, where his performances were broadcasted by the premiere Italian classical radio station Rai Radio 3, and with the Juilliard School’s AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble. Giorgio is a top prizewinner of several competitions including the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition, the ninth De Lorenzo International Flute Competition, and the Emanuele Krakamp Flute Competition. In 2019, Giorgio has released Tour De Flute, his debut album.

A native of Milan, Giorgio is the first flutist in the Verdi Conservatory’s history to graduate with top honors and honorable mention. As a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, Giorgio received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School studying with Carol Wincenc. He has also earned the prestigious Artist Diploma from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Marina Piccinini and he is now continuing his education with a Doctorate of Music degree.

Eli Gentle

Born in Texas and raised between Namibia and the United States, Eli Gentle began formal musical training on piano at age seven and flute at age fourteen. In high school, Eli played flute and piccolo in the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI) Orchestra at Quartz Mountain and Tulsa Youth Concert Orchestra. He also performed with two Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) honor ensembles: the All-State Band (flute) and All-State Mixed Chorus (tenor).

Eli remained musically active in college while pursuing a business degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In addition to participating in marching/athletic bands, he was the principal flutist in the UAB Wind Symphony for three years and played flute and piccolo in the pit orchestra for UAB Opera’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

After graduating from UAB in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and minors in Arabic and International Business, Eli pursued a Master of Arts (MA) in Arab Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC (2011-2013). This path led Eli to a consulting career at McKinsey & Company in Dubai and Paris until he decided to leave consulting during the pandemic and return to his childhood home of Namibia for a year to help turn around struggling local companies there.

Eli is currently a Bachelor of Music (BM) candidate at the Peabody Conservatory as a student of Marina Piccinini. His previous teachers include Peabody alumna Lisa Wienhold, Valerie Watts, and Pam Terhune. Additionally, he has studied or appeared in masterclasses with Marina Piccinini, Aleksandr Haskin, Mary-Karen Clardy, and Christina Smith.

Outside of music, Eli spends his time doing CrossFit, biking, yoga, and cooking.

Kristen Isaly

Kristen Isaly is currently attending the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University as a second year undergraduate student. She began her flute studies at the age of 5 at the Music Institute of Chicago, following the Suzuki method. Upon moving to Colorado, she continued her private studies with Paul Nagem and later, Brook Ferguson.

During her high school years, Kristen participated in various ensembles including the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the Colorado All State Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Colorado Boulder Honor Band. She held the principal Flute position with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, performing on tours in the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia.

Kristen has been awarded numerous accolades and honorable mentions in competitions sponsored by the Colorado Flute Association, and the Colorado Springs Young Artists. In addition, she has participated in master classes taught by Christina Jennings, Amy Porter, Marina Piccinini, Jim Walker, and Diana Morgan.

Isabelle Jamois

Isabelle Jamois is currently pursuing a BM in flute performance with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute, having previously attended UC Santa Barbara from Fall 2019 until Spring 2021, where she studied with Jill Felber.

Isabelle began studying flute at the age of 9 and was active performing with various ensembles during high school, including as principal flute of the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra and as piccoloist in the California All-State honor ensembles.

This summer, Isabelle was named a protégé of the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego, and given the distinction of Fenstermaker Scholar. Previously, she won first place in the 2020 Winds division of the Music Scholarship Council’s annual competition, the San Diego Flute Guild’s 2018 Young Artists Senior Division and 2017 Piccolo division, and was named the 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year by the Rotary Club.

She has performed in masterclasses with Marina Piccinini, Aaron Goldman, and Leone Buyse and this summer attended the Eastern Music Festival.

Jack King

Jack King is a flutist from Wilmington, North Carolina. During high school, he studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with Dr. Tadeu Coelho. He is currently a freshman at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University studying with Marina Piccinini.

Jack began playing the flute in the seventh grade. Through local and state-level competitions, he developed a passion for music. Jack has performed in several European countries and participated in masterclasses with Marina Piccinini, Demarre McGill, Valerie Coleman, Elizabeth Rowe, and Emi Ferguson.

In April 2022 Jack won the UNCSA Concerto Competition with Jacques Ibert’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, which he will be performing in October of 2022.

Kelly Li

Kelly Li is pursuing a Master of Music in Flute Performance with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Originally from Vancouver, she began studying the flute at the age of 9. She received her Bachelor of Music at the University of British Columbia, where she studied with Christie Reside.

Kelly has participated in the Richmond Music Festival and the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival. Some of her achievements include receiving 44 first places, 26 scholarships, 11 medallions, and three trophies. Kelly has been nominated to represent Vancouver three times in the Kiwanis Music Festival Performing Arts BC.

She was principal flute at the Lord Byng Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.

Kirkland Moranos

Kirkland Moranos is currently completing her undergraduate degree at the Peabody Institute, studying with Marina Piccinini.

Kirkland has been awarded prizes in competitions such as the Upton Brevard Music Scholarship Competition, and in 2014 was selected as a Rising Star Soloist by the Spoleto Festival. She has played piccolo in the Eastern Music Festival Faculty Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz and has performed with the South Carolina Philharmonic under the baton of Morihiko Nakahara. She has worked with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Eighth Blackbird, and the US Army Woodwind Quintet both individually and with her woodwind quintet. Kirkland can be heard on the soundtrack of the film Tethered, which was released in 2017.

Kirkland attended high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Dr. Tadeu Coelho; her former teachers include Mimi Stillman and Teri Forscher-Milter.

Christian Paquette

French-Canadian flutist Christian Paquette is the newly appointed principal flute of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. He previously held the positions of principal flute with the York Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is a doctoral candidate at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Marina Piccinini. He has frequently performed in his hometown of Ottawa, Canada with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Thirteen Strings Ensemble. From 2015 to 2017 he was the President of the Ottawa Flute Association.

Christian has performed in the Shriver Hall Concert Series, Music and Beyond Festival, recitals at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Concerto performances with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra (Nielsen) under the baton of Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the University of Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (Ibert and Nielsen), and with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra (Rodrigo). He is greatly looking forward to his performance of the Reinecke Flute Concerto with the Farnborough Symphony Orchestra in England later in 2022. He is the recipient of numerous competition awards, such as the MPIMC (Marina Piccinini International Master Classes) Concerto Competition, first prize at the Yale Gordon Competition, Canadian Music Competition, the National Music Festival, the NACO Bursary Competition and many others. For the past two summers, Christian was a Fellow in the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Past teachers include Paula Robison, Denis Bluteau, and Camille Churchfield.

Christian is extremely grateful to the Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard as well as the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation for their generous support in his doctoral studies at the Peabody Institute.

Denis Savelyev

Originally from Western Ukraine, Denis Savelyev was born in Lviv and began studying flute at the young age of five. After completing a combined Bachelor's and Master's degree at the 'Gnessin Academy of Music' in Moscow, he moved to the USA to pursue a MM at the Mannes School of Music and Professional Studies at The New School University, where he studied under Judith Mendenhall. He was later a member of The Orchestra Now, graduating from Bard College with a Master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies.

Denis has won multiple prizes including 1st Prize at the New York Flute Club Competition, the New Jersey Flute Society and 2nd Prize at the Young Artist Competition of the National Flute Association. He is also a recent recipient of the “Rising Star” award at Galway Flute Academy.

Orchestrally, he has worked with the Mariinsky Theater in Vladivostok, as well as with Orchestra Now, the Manhattan Symphonie and the New York Symphonic Ensemble on its Japanese tour in 2016, under conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Fabio Luisi, Hans Graf, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, JoAnn Falletta, and Leon Botstein amongst others.

He has performed at various international venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC; Merkin Concert Hall, the Morgan Library and the Met Museum in NYC; Lviv Philharmonic, Kremlin Concert Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus; Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Currently, Denis pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in the studio of Marina Piccinini.

Elizabeth Stern

DMA candidate Elizabeth Stern enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, teacher, writer and high performance coach.

At the age of 10 she enrolled in the pre-college division of the Juilliard School, and then pursued a Bachelor’s degree with Jeanne Baxtresser and Alberto Almarza at Carnegie Mellon University, and later with Elizabeth Rowe at the New England Conservatory.

Elizabeth has won first prizes in the 2009 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Artist Auditions Competition, the 2009 Crescendo Music Awards, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society’s Competition and was the 2016 Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition winner.

She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Wallingford Symphony, Choate Rosemary Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, the Long Island Philharmonic and the Hartwick Festival Orchestra, and has given numerous world premieres, including at the National Flute Association Conventions and at Harvard University.

Her writing has been featured by Boston University’s Institute for Philosophy and Religion, Wholebeing Institute, SKP Artist Management, and the NY Flute Club, among others.

In addition to her music studies, Elizabeth also holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Music Performance, and Performance Psychology summa cum laude from Boston University, a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Meditation, and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her studies focused on leadership psychology, German literature, and arts in education.

Lily Xie

Zishu “Lily” Xie, began her musical studies at the age of five as a pianist, and as a flutist at age nine. She attended the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, graduating in 2015 with degrees in both Flute and Piano. She earned her Bachelors degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Alexa Stil, and her Master of Music degree as a Henry Mancini Institute fellow student at University of Miami, Frost School of Music under Dr. Jennifer Grim. Currently, she is completing a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate at Peabody Conservatory as a student of Marina Piccinini.

Xie claimed the First Prize in The Seventh International Competitions of Young Musicians in Vladivostok, Russia and the First Prize in the Nanning International Flute Competition in China. As the winner of the 2014 Masterwork Music Festival Concerto Competition, she performed as a soloist with the festival orchestra.

Lily has performed in Masterclasses with Marina Piccinini, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Peter-Lukas Graf, Wierzbinski Antoni, Pierre-Yves Artaud, and James Galway.

Xie continues to pursue her piano playing, taking First Prize in the China International Art Festival Solo Competition, and performing with Lang Lang and Yuja Wang. She is also deeply interested in conducting and composing.

Zelin Wang

Zelin Wang began studying flute at the age of 9 and soon after was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music middle school in Beijing under professor Zhu Tongde. She continued her high school studies as a scholarship student at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, where she studied with Sara Andon. Currently, Zelin is a first year BM student under professor Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute of Music.

During her high school studies, Zelin performed in numerous settings, including as soloist in the Rodrigo Flute Concerto, in chamber music and as principal flute of the Idyllwild Arts chamber orchestra.

Zelin has performed in various summer festivals including NYO (National Youth Orchestra) China, MPIMC (Marina Piccinini International Master Class), JSW(Juilliard Summer Wind), Galway Festival, and Idyllwild Summer Chamber intensive as student ambassador. She also participated in master classes with various flutists including Marina Piccinini, Carol Wincenc, Ransom Wilson, Ulla Miilmann, and Kersten McCall.