Ms. Ellie Kim

Ms. Ellie Kim was recognized with “great critical acclaim” by Opera News online for the role of Rita in Donizetti’s Rita with the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Ms. Ellie Kim is a Washington, DC -based Soprano who is originally from Seoul, Korea.

Ms. Ellie Kim has been a featured soloist in various concerts including Liebster Jesu, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen in Baltimore, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carol with the Washington Bach Consort. She also performed the soprano solo in Mozart’s Requiem, John Rutter’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah in the DC area.

She made her debut in operatic roles performing Lucy in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone at the National Theater of Korea.

Her operatic highlights include the role of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Rita in Donizetti’s Rita, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, and Liu in Puccini’s Turandot.

As a teacher, Ms. Ellie Kim prioritizes getting to know each of her students individually by finding out what kind of music they enjoy listening or wish to play in order to integrate this interest into the curriculum. It is her goal to help each student attain a balance of proper technique and a joy for music so that he/she will learn how to express and reach the hearts of their audience. She hopes to provide an encouraging and inspiring environment that will nurture a love and appreciation for music. Ms. Kim teaches voice and piano.

Ms. Kim received her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York and her Bachelor of Music in Korea.

Mr. Felipe Garibaldi

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, classical guitarist Mr. Felipe Garibaldi is an active performer, music researcher, and educator. In 2012, Mr. Garibaldi received the Classical Music Interpreter Award at the 20th Programa Nascente, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. In 2018, he was awarded with both a grant and a Graduate Assistantship position from the Johns Hopkins University for his Doctoral studies in Classical Guitar Performance at the Peabody Institute, in the studio of reputed guitarist and pedagogue Julian Gray.

Mr. Garibaldi has made several premiere recordings of guitar works by Brazilian composers such as Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca and Nelson Macedo, for the Cultura FM de São Paulo Radio, commissioned and curated by Fábio Zanon. He has made the U.S. premiere performance of the solo guitar works of Brazilian composer Claudio Santoro (1919-1989). Mr. Garibaldi also made Brazilian premiere performances of chamber music by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. He has also made several recordings and arrangements on Christian music for Sony Music.

Mr. Garibaldi earned both his Bachelor in Classical Guitar Performance and Master of Music degrees from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, under renowned Brazilian guitarist Edelton Gloeden. Mr. Garibaldi has also participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Edelton Gloeden, Fábio Zanon, Jason Vieaux, Bruce Holzman, and others.

Mr. Garibaldi is an active music educator, having hold multiple teaching and administrative positions at the Adventist University of São Paulo (both UNASP-SP and UNASP-EC), currently teaching at Roberson School of Music as well as serving as Teaching Assistant at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

As a teacher, Mr. Garibaldi endeavours to engage students on a journey into a world of artistic beauty, tradition, and creative possibilities.

Ms. Ki Yeon Chang

Ms. Kiyeon Chang, born in Korea, received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ewha Womans University of Korea. She also earned Master’s degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the study of Emily Skala, principal flutist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Chang has received various awards. Some of which include first place winner of the Sung-Jung Scholarship Association, the Korean American Youth Woodwind Organization and the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra National Music Award while in Korea. She also won the second prize at the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition. She appeared as a soloist in the Ewon Cultural Center Prodigy Concert, Road Scholar at Peabody Cohen Davidson Hall Recital and Noon Recital at the Walters Art Museum.

Ms. Chang has performed as a member of the Korea Flute Soloists Ensemble and various ensemble recitals including flute duo and trio with cellist. She served as a substitute flutist with several orchestras including KBS Symphony Orchestra, Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and TIMF Orchestra. She has taught flute at Orchkids of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as an assistant in 2014. She has a passion for teaching and playing music.

Mr. Keith Karasik

Mr. Keith Karasik teaches double bass and strings. His biography will be posted soon.

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