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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!

Peter Arfsten

A New York City native, Peter Arfsten began his flute studies at the age of 14, having no prior music education. He completed his Bachelors of Music and Performance Certificate at The Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College and Masters in Flute Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His career so far has afforded him the opportunity to play throughout the United States and Europe. He has won numerous awards, including first prize, The Arden J. Yocky Scholarship, provided by the Tuesday Musical Association in March 2019, first place in the annual Darius Milhaud Competition held at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and first place in the Queens Symphony’s Young Artist Concerto Competition. He has been a member of the Greenwich Symphony, in Greenwich, Connecticut since January 2017, the Cleveland Opera Theatre Orchestra since September 2018, and in March 2019, Mr. Arfsten joined of the Mansfield Symphony as solo piccolo. From September 2018 to June 2019, he was a Teaching Artist in Residence at The Cleveland School of the Arts. Mr. Arfsten is currently pursuing his Graduate Performance Diploma in the studio of Marina Piccinini at Peabody Conservatory. His principal teachers have been Susan Rotholz, Elizabeth Mann, and Mary Kay Fink.

Hongsuh Cha

Hongsuh Cha is pursuing a Master of Music in Flute Performance with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She began her studies at the Seoul Arts Middle and High School under the tutelage of Joohee Lee and received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Ewha Womans University, studying with Chongsun Pai.

Hongsuh has competed in many competitions hosted by prestigious institutions, winning the Donga Daily Report Music Competition, Ewha Kyunghyang Concour, Seoul National University Orchestra Concours, Hanyang University Concours, and Weimar Concours. She has performed as a soloist with the Chungcheongnamdo Symphony Orchestra, Kumho Flute Ensemble, and participated in the Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra, Kumho Young Artists Solo Concerts, Chosen Daily Reports New Musicians Concert, Ewha Womans University Graduation Concert, and Ewha University Orchestra Festival. She has performed in master classes with Andras Adorjan, Michel Moragues, Sharon Bezaly, Paolo Taballione.

Subin Cho

Subin Cho, 18 years old from Keller Texas. She started playing the flute when she was 10 and has been studying with Monica Song for 8 years and Won Lee for 4 years. She was a member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and 6A Texas All-State (2017&2018). Her individual achievements include performing at the Carnegie Hall in New York as a Grand Prize Winner of Concert Artists “VIRTUOSO” International Competition, she has appeared on From the Top on NPR and is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award(2019), Grand Prize Winner of Northeast Young Artist Competition(2018), First Place Winner of Donna Marie Haire Young Artist Competition(2017), Winner of MTNA National Senior Woodwind Competition in Texas Division, South Central Division, and National(2019). She was also finalist of 2018 NFA High School Soloist Competition, First in the Maverick Flute Soloist Competition(2018), First in the Dallas Symphonic Festival Senior Sonata Division(2018), a Grand Prize Winner of the Dallas Symphonic Festival Senior Concerto Competition(2017), winner of the Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition(2016), has been named Outstanding Soloist at the Annual Flute Festival for 4 consecutive years and outstanding Ensemble for 2 consecutive years, and Outstanding Soloist at TCU Flute Festival for 2 consecutive years. She has performed at the Basically Beethoven Festival as a Rising Star at the Dallas City Performance Hall(2017) and has performed Khachaturian Concerto with Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra(2019). She has performed in several master classes for well-known flutists including Marina Piccinini, Jim Walker, Carol Wincenc, Jasmine Choi, Mimi Stillman, Julien Beaudiment, Viviana Guzmán, Jean Ferrandis, Amy Porter, Sarah Jackson, and Shauna Thompson.

Giorgio Consolati

Praised for his “lustrous tone” (Musical America) and his “full tone, exacting articulation and interpretive intelligence” (New York Classical Review), Italian flutist Giorgio Consolati is committed to presenting diverse programs showcasing pieces that range from masterworks of the flute repertoire to newly-commissioned works. Giorgio’s career highlights include performances at the Marlboro Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Beijing China Conservatory. Giorgio has appeared on stage in David Geffen Hall performing Rouse’s Flute Concerto with Alan Gilbert and the Juilliard Orchestra. He has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra and the Verdi Conservatory Orchestra in Milan. Giorgio is currently studying in the highly selective Artist Diploma program at the Peabody Institute under the guidance of Marina Piccinini. As a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, Giorgio received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School, where he studied with Carol Wincenc.

Adam Eydelson

Adam Eydelson is a sophomore at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. Adam is from Saratoga Springs, New York and was the principal Flute of the Empire State Youth Orchestra for 4 years. Adam started playing the flute while living in Israel at the age of 11, studying with Anatoly Kogan in The Rehovot Music Center. Adam has won competitions in NC, NY, and studied during the summer at such places as the Curtis Institute of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Luzerne Music Camp.

Adam has performed for the most renowned Flute players in the world such as, William Bennett, Linda Chesis, Jeanne Baxtresser, Robert Dick, Carol Wincenc, Bonita Boyd, Paula Robison, and many more. He has performed at places such as Carnegie Hall, Portugal, North Carolina, New York, and more.

Victor Hernandez

As winner of the 2017 International Music Competition ‘London’ Grand Prize Virtuoso, first prize winner in the 2017 American Protégé International Competition, second prize winner in the 2017 Golden Classical Music Award Competition, and winner of the 2017 Yamaha Young Artist Competition, flutist Victor Hernandez has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the Music for All Summer Symposium in Indiana. Other successes include first prize in the 2016 Great Composer International Music Competition “Master of Wind Concerto Competition”, alternate winner of the 2016 and 2015 MTNA Southern Division Young Artist Competitions, winner in the 2015 Mid-South Flute Society Master class Competition, and winner of the 2011 Concurso de Instrumentos de Viento Madera y Metal ICA.

Victor has performed as a member of the Juan Pablo Duarte Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), Alfredo de Saint Malo Orchestra Festival (Panama), National Youth Orchestra (Dominican Republic), Young Philharmonic Dominican Republic, and in the Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music of Dominican Republic. He has performed under the batons of Benjamin Zander, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Arturo Marquez, Carlos Riazuelo, and Rafael Payare.

Victor is pursuing a Master of Music in Flute Performance with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. He has performed in master classes for Carol Wincenc, Denis Bouriakov, Jasmine Choi, Tara Helen O’Connor, Jean-Louis Beaumadier,, Domenico Alfano, Leone Buyse, Jim Walker, and Jeffrey Khaner.

Kirkland Moranos

Kirkland Moranos is a first year undergraduate studying with Marina Piccinini at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She attended her last two years of high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to pursue a concentration in flute performance under Tadeu Coelho. Kirkland has performed alongside the SC Philharmonic under the baton of Morihiko Nakahara, and also as principal flute under Joshua Gersen as part of Curtis’s Summerfest. She remains thankful for the influence of past teachers Teri Forscher-Milter and Mimi Stillman.

Passionate about remaining musically active, Kirkland has received numerous awards including the Margaret Upton Brevard Music Scholarship and the South Carolina Flute Society’s Junior Artist Competition. In 2014 the Piccolo Spoleto selected Kirkland as a Rising Star soloist. She has performed in masterclasses for Jeffrey Khaner, Jasmine Choi, Lorna McGhee, Alberto Almarza, Soo Kyung Park, and Nathalie Joachim. Kirkland was selected to travel and perform with Flute Tour and can be heard on the soundtrack of the fourth-year film Tethered, which was released in May 2017. Kirkland was a founding member and the flutist of the Anemos Quintet from 2016-2018, which was chosen to collaborate with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Eighth Blackbird, and the US Army Woodwind Quintet.

Ryan Norville

Ryan Norville is pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute under the tutelage of Marina Piccinini. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and received his B.M from the Eastman School of Music. Ryan has attended the Chautauqua Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. His previous teachers include Brook Ferguson, Nancy Stagnitta, Bonita Boyd, and Nadine Asin.

Christian Paquette

Christian Paquette is pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute. He has previously studied with Camille Churchfield and Denis Bluteau in Canada, as well as Paula Robison in Boston. He has also worked in flute repairs with Adam Workman, founder of Flutistry Boston.

Notable performances include appearances in the Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa, recitals at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, performances of the Ibert and Nielsen Concerto with the University of Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Rodrigo Concierto Pastoral with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra.

Christian also completed an orchestral conducting apprenticeship in the 2010 NAC Summer Music Institute with Maestro Kenneth Kiesler and Maestro Pinchas Zukerman. He was also the assistant conductor for the University of Ottawa Choir in 2009, conductor of the University Opera Productions performances of Mozart's ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ in 2010 and ‘The Magic Flute’ in 2011, as well as Artistic Director of a staged production of Stravinsky’s ‘Histoire du soldat' in 2013.

Christian is the recipient of numerous competition awards, such as a first prize at the Canadian Music Competition in 2010, second place at the National Music Festival of Canada in 2012, the NACO Bursary Competition and many others.

Arastu Sharma

Arastu Sharma is pursuing a Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University with Marina Piccinini. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University.

Hannah Silverberg

Hannah Silverberg is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance under Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hannah started playing flute under Ilya Ovrutsky. She played with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, All City Philadelphia Orchestra and held the flute position in the Settlement Music School’s Weinstein Advanced Woodwind Chamber Ensemble. Hannah was under the instruction of David Cramer before most recently studying with Laurie Sokoloff for her first two years of her undergrad at Peabody.

Hannah Tassler

Hannah Tassler is a freshman at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. Hannah is from Colorado Springs and has played in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and many Colorado All State ensembles. She studied piano at 5, classical guitar at 7, and began flute studies at 11, picking up piccolo soon after. Named the 2014 Rising Star of the US Galway Festival, she has additionally placed in competitions within Colorado and beyond.

Hannah has performed in Carnegie Hall, Prague, Berlin, and Japan. She was a finalist in the 2017 NFA High School Soloist Competition and performed at the convention in Minneapolis. Hannah most recently studied with Brook Ferguson, current principal flute of the Colorado Symphony and an alumna of the Piccinini Flute Studio.