Star signing: San Fran captures Leon Fleishermain
San Francisco Conservatory his beefing up its piano department with Jon Nakamatsu and Corey McVicar.
It has also secured the most elusive piano teacher of all as artist-in-residence.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced an expansion of its piano faculty with the appointment of two distinguished artists and teachers, Jon Nakamatsu and Corey McVicar. In addition, SFCM has named legendary pianist Leon Fleisher artist-in-residence for the coming academic year. Beginning in the fall semester of 2016, Conservatory students will have the opportunity to study closely with six artists who have enjoyed celebrated performance careers. Nakamatsu, who has been teaching at SFCM in an interim capacity this fall, and McVicar, a faculty member of SFCM’s elite Pre-College Division since 2012, join colleagues Paul Hersh, Sharon Mann, and department chair Yoshikazu Nagai on the Conservatory’s roster of collegiate piano faculty….
As artist-in-residence at SFCM for the 2016-17 academic year, pianist Leon Fleisher will work with piano students in group lessons, master classes, and coachings during four visits. By participating in conversations and other forums, all Conservatory students will learn from Fleisher’s experience on the international stage and from the remarkable trajectory of his career… Fleisher holds the Andrew W. Mellon Chair at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.