Guests of SCIMF 2017



Professor. Zhang, Xinning

Professor Zhang, Xinning is world famous piano instructor. Professor Zhang began her professional piano instruction from 1990 as Academic Director of Piano Department at the Attached High School of Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China, and since 2000 accredited as Professor at Central Conservatory of Music.  Professor Zhang hold solo recitals and concerto concerts around the world, and made performances and lectures in Paris , Los Angeles, Taipei, the Piano Department of Royal Academy of Music in Amsterdam and the Music Department of University of Utah in U.S.. Professor Zhang also acted as a judge of many important world class Piano Competitions (The 4th International Franz Liszt Youth Piano Competition in Germany, The Steinway National Piano Competition, The Cadenza Asian Youth Piano Competition in Macao, etc.)



Pianist, Conductor

Dr. Vladimir Khomyakov graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory after studying under Professor Alexander Sandler. Thereafter in 2011 he received a Doctoral degree from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Yuri Martynov. In 2012, he finished with honors at the highly prestigious Artist Diploma Program at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music under Professor Daniel Pollack. Vladimir Khomyakov has concertized internationally and performed in major concert halls such as: the three halls in Moscow, Seoul Arts Center, Dresden Semper Opera House, Zipper Hall, Royce Hall and Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, and many more. He has several published recordings on CD and DVD; his performances have been broadcasted on radio and television in Germany, Belgium, Russia, South Korea, Canada and the United States.

For several years Vladimir Khomyakov has been the recipient of the “The New Names” International Foundation Award, the “Anna Artobolevskaya” Foundation Award, the Composer's Union of Russia Award (Moscow, Russia) and the “Fe Bland” Foundation Award (Santa Barbara, CA, USA).

Mr. Khomyakov is an on-going jury-member of the ISAM international Piano Competition (Baden Wurttemberg, Germany), Pacific Musical Society International Music Competition (San Francisco, CA, USA), "Yuri Yegorov" Russian Open Piano Competition (Kazan, Russia), piano faculty of LANSUM International Music Festival (Los Angeles, CA, USA).