Hailed as “a singer’s dream” by Gramophone Magazine, pianist Andrew Stewart has worked with countless vocalists and instrumentalists; premiered works by composers including Garth Baxter, Hollis Thoms, and Spencer Huffman; and performed with a great many organizations, among them the Bach Society of Baltimore, OperaBelle, the Atlantic Guitar Quartet, Baltimore Musicales, the Choirs of Goucher College, the Annapolis Chorale, and Assisi Performing Arts in Italy. Recent performance highlights include the complete songs of Henri Duparc with soprano Kimberly Christie, Messiaen’s “Quartet For the End of Time” with Assisi Quartet at Princeton University and at the War Memorial in Baltimore, programs of art songs in Czech and Chinese with sopranos Annie Gill and Kerry Holahan, and a recital of arias and art songs with soprano Mary Claire Curran at Opera America in New York City. He is featured on the albums Katherine Keem Sings Songs and Arias by Garth Baxter (Centaur Records, 2014), Ask the Moon (Parma, 2018), and Resistance (Parma, 2019). Mr. Stewart has been associated with the Maryland Opera Company, formerly Lyric Opera of Baltimore, since 2003, and has given over a thousand performances to date as part of its education component. He teaches on the faculty of MOC's four-week summer program, assisting high school students in writing and producing an original one-act opera. Mr. Stewart studied with Charles Asche at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and with Marian Hahn at the Peabody Conservatory. He lives in Lutherville, Maryland with his family.
Pianist Ju Young Lee performs actively as collaborative artist. In 2013, Lee was the finalist in the Liszt Garrison Competition as a Collaborative Artist and also received the Best Interpretation Award of American songs. As an assistant coach, she accompanied and coached for Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Street Scene, and Così fan tutte, productions of the Peabody Opera Department. Lee completed a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma in vocal accompanying with a full tuition scholarship as a Graduate Assistantship in Peabody Opera Department at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Eileen Cornett. Currently, she is a rehearsal pianist at Lyric Opera Baltimore.
Patricia McKewen Amato’s extensive operatic experience includes duties as conductor, coach, and accompanist at the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Peabody Institute, Cumberland Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the Young Victorian Theatre. She served as assistant music director of the Baltimore Opera Company and music director of its touring company; music director/conductor for Annapolis Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Americana, Washington Savoyards, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Rep Stage; and assistant conductor/chorus master for Washington Summer Opera and Opera AACC. A versatile pianist, Ms. Amato frequently performs with the Children’s Chorus of Maryland, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Chorale, Baltimore Choral Arts, Baltimore Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Baltimore Opera, Prince George’s Opera and Philharmonic, Chesapeake Chamber Opera, and Metropolitan Opera regional competitions. She is a coach/accompanist and assistant music director of Music for the Stage at Towson University. She holds a BM from the Catholic University of America (magna cum laude), a MM from the University of Houston (magna cum laude), and certificates in lieder, opera, and chamber music from The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
Praised by the Baltimore Sun for his “admirable technical confidence and expressive sensitivity,” John Wilson has performed extensively on the piano, as well as celesta, organ, and harpsichord, in a variety of roles from soloist to ensemble musician to répétiteur. Mr. Wilson serves as Principal Keyboardist for the Reading Symphony. Recent highlights include concerto performances with the New Amsterdam Symphony and Concert Artists of Baltimore, as well as a recital at Yamaha Artists Services in New York City. Current Artistic Residencies include performances at the Miami Frost School of Music and Towson University’s Center for the Fine Arts. Mr. Wilson has served as répétiteur for Baltimore Lyric Opera since 2012. He has also recently collaborated with trumpeter Josef Burgstaller, as well as violinists Daniel Hope, and Robert McDuffie. As an orchestral pianist, Wilson has worked with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas McGegan, Robert Spano, David Robertson, Stéphane Denève, and others, playing for the Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New World Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic, and Aspen Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Wilson earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at Peabody Conservatory as a recipient of the Presser Award and the Clara Ascherfield Award, studying with Marian Hahn and Benjamin Pasternack. In 2012, Mr. Wilson made his solo performance debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.
Pianist Joseph Satava has a diverse repertoire with performances spanning the standard repertoire, chamber music, and works just composed. Dr. Satava has collaborated with orchestras and conductors and performed at festivals across Europe, Canada, and the U.S. His performances have included appearances with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, the Millennium Orchestra, the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the American Conservatory of Fontainbleau, France, and the Banff Centre. Dr. Satava has appeared in Alice Tully Hall as part of the Focus! Festival for Contemporary Music and at Merkin Hall in New York City. In 2011, he received the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Classical Music Solo Performance, and was named a finalist in The American Prize for Piano. He has taken prizes in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, the Miecyslaw Munz Piano Competition, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Peggy and Yale Gordon Piano competition, and was named a Promising Young Artist by the National Society of Arts and Letters. Dr. Satava received his DMA from the Peabody Conservatory, a master’s degree from the Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory.
Ka Nyoung Yoo has served as a vocal coach and master class pianist for Towson University’s Voice Division and Towson Choir since 2010. She received her Master of Music degree and Graduate Performance Diploma in Ensemble Arts/Vocal Accompanying from The Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute where she studied with Eileen Cornett. She has performed in master classes for Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Margo Garrett and Rodger Vignoles. She has been a faculty member of Peabody’s Young Voice Student Summer Workshop since 2010. She is also an active piano teacher and accompanist throughout the Maryland area. Originally from South Korea, Ka Nyoung Yoo began studying piano at age 6. She graduated with honors from Hanyang University in 2004 with her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance where she studied with Minsuk, Kim and Mikyung, Yoon. She worked as a school pianist and opera accompanist throughout her undergraduate years at Hanyang University and received a merit scholarship for the length of her study there. She holds a Music Education certification for middle/high school students.