Artistic Directors

Melinda Lee Masur
Lauded for her “impeccable technique and artistic interpretation” [The Columbian], pianist Melinda Lee Masur has performed on all three stages of Carnegie Hall; at London's Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room; the Berliner Philharmonie, at the Ravinia Festival; Festival Les Muséiques Basel, and many more. She is a founding member of The Lee Trio, which has been praised worldwide for their “gripping immediacy and freshness” [The Strad]. She has collaborated with Thomas Quasthoff, Alban Gerhardt, Adrian Brendel and Chuanyun Li. A graduate of Harvard University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, Germany, Melinda Lee Masur's mentors have included Erna Gulabyan, Maria Curcio, Claude Frank, Anna Kim, Leon Kirchner, Wolfram Rieger and Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. She is currently the Director of Piano Chamber Music at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Melinda Lee Masur is a Steinway Artist.


Ken-David Masur
Conductor and Grammy-nominated producer Ken-David Masur has been hailed as “fearless,” [Union Tribune], and “a brilliant and commanding conductor” [Leipziger Volkszeitung]. He is Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Munich Symphony. His recent engagements include the San Diego Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Russian National Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Hiroshima Symphony, Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Brazilian Symphony, Portland Symphony, Memphis Symphony and Omaha Symphony. He was educated at the Leipzig Conservatory, the Detmold Academy, the Hanns Eisler Conservatory--where he studied bass-baritone with Thomas Quasthoff--the Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University, where he served as first Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus. He has studied primarily under his father Kurt Masur and also with Helmut Rilling, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Stefan Asbury and Christopher Seaman.

Board of directors

Kay Bhothinard
Tiffany N. Fung
Jessica Healy
Christine M. Lin
Ken-David Masur
Robert S. Perlstein, Esq.

Festival Team 2017

Ryan-Joseph Nucum, Partnerships & Development
Misty Goh
Jay Rauch
Eric Schneeman, Program Notes
Beatrice Soderberg, Legal

Education & Outreach
Natasha Gale
Charlotte Reitz

Gianna Auricchio
Joanne Chang
Taylor DiGiacomo
Katherine Rodriguez
Andrew Rosario

Media (Audio)
Brett Leonard, Sound Engineer
Molly Gaughan
Chaz Lamden
Joonas Lemetyinen
Kathleen Miller

Media (Video)
Lauran Jurrius, Video Director
Alison Hale
Brennan Mitrolka
Bogdan Petrenko
Juan Roque
James Williams

Tiffany N. Fung
Sung Chung
Greg Lorenz

Production & Stage
Krystal Brewer
Caitlin Franze

Matt Harrington

Public Relations & Marketing
Carolin Wagner, Public Relations
Erin Cave, Design

Evelyn Hoffman
Marcelo Mayen
Doris & Barry Schwartz
Jiayi Wang

Tickets & Merchandise
Liz Thomson
Steve Thomson

Melissa Brisbin
Renee M. Charles
Maria Cox
Paula Genet
Pete Genet
Sabine Haubenreisser
Simon Honner
Aaron Johnson
Liz Martin
Joie Meffert
Petro Nikitin
Andrea Scipio
Anna Shpook
Maura Sordo
Robert Sutter
Jenna Swanstrom
Jeff Thomson

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