EAST~WEST MUSIC SCHOOL
EAST~WEST MUSIC SCHOOL

Executives

Mr. David Ames, President

Mr. David Ames - President

  • President of East-West Music Studio
  • Composer of Music, Writer, and Journalist on Musical Subjects
  • Bachelor of Science 1968 Mannes College of Music
  • Communications Consultant, Mannes College of Music, 1998 to present
  • 1974-1994 Copywriter/Creative Director, Grey Advertising
  • Board of Directors, Performers of Westchester concert series 1999 to present
  • 1992-2000, Board of Directors, St. Cecilia Chorus
Ms. Eugenia Ames, Vice President

Eugenia Ames - Vice President

  • Vice-President of East-West Music Studio
  • Board of Governors, Mannes College of Music
  • B.A. Sarah Lawrence College
  • Alumnus, Mannes College of Music
  • Award Winning Fine Arts Photographer
  • Staff Photographer, Mannes College of Music

 

Mr. Jian Liu, Director

Mr. Jian Liu - Director

  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music - The New School
  • Co-Founder of the East-West Music School
  • Piano Faculty (Director Tier Students Only)
  • Harp Faculty (Director Tier Students Only)
Ms. Audrey Chen, Artistic Director

Ms. Audrey Chen - Artistic Director

  • Doctor of Music, Rutgers University
  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music - The New School
  • Co-Founder of the East-West Music School
  • Violin/Viola Faculty (Director Tier Students Only)
  • Piano Faculty (Director Tier Students Only)

EWMS Faculty

The faculty of East-West Music Studio LLC consists of accomplished, dedicated and experienced professional musicians with active performing and teaching careers. Click on individual names for complete biographies (work in progress)

Mr. Sergiy Dvornichenko

  • Master of Music, Yale University
  • Clarinet, Saxophone, and Piano Faculty
  • Winner of International Competition in Lvov, Ukraine
  • Winner of the Second International Clarinet Competition in Moscow, Russia
  • Winner of the Selmer-Paris International Competition
  • Winner of the Concursal International de Muzica in Bucharest, Romania

Ms. Yifei Xu

  • Doctor of Music, Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music
  • Piano and Music Theory Faculty
  • "The Best Performance" prize in 3rd International Deutscher Irmler Piano Competition
  • 3rd prize of the "Wiesbaden" Piano Competition
  • "The Best Performance" prize in the 4th Chinese Works Piano Competition

 

Mr. Jakub Cichocki

 

  • Master of Music, City College of New York
  • Piano Faculty
  • International Festival of Traditional Jazz in Ilawa, Poland

Mr. Andrew Hill

  • Bachelor of Music, The Univeristy of Michigan
  • Master of Music, Moores School of Music - Houston
  • Voice, Piano, and Music Theory Faculty
  • Staff Soloist and Choir Section Leader at Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan

Mr. Joseph Galante

  • Master of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music - Queens College
  • Violin, Cello, and Piano Faculty
  • 1st prize winner of the Lameque International Baroque Music Festival-Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competion
  • Winner of the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition

Mr. Adam Ali

 

  • Master of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music - Queens College
  • Piano Faculty
  • Recital performances at Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, and LeFrak Concert Hall, as well as the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Queens College Orchestra
  • The Arthur Balsam Foundation Award for Chamber Music

Ms. Niloofar Mina

  • Doctor of Music, Columbia University
  • Piano and Music Theory Faculty
  • Distinguished Highest Entrance Examination Award at Tehran University
  • Ethnomusicologist and Music History specialist at Hunter College

Ms. Mikiko Iwasaki

  • Master of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
  • Cello, Piano, and Music Theory Faculty    
  • Winner of the 2018 Queens College Concerto Competition with her performace of Elgar's Cello Concerto
  • The Arthur Balsam Foundation Award for Chamber Music
  • 2018 recipient of The Alexander and Florence Kougell Cello Award

Ms. Yoon Jung Hwang

  • Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music; Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
  • Violin and Piano Faculty
  • LeFrak Foundation Scholar
  • Founder of Madkoi Quartet,  Philadelphia Inclusive Arts Festival invitational performers 

Mr. Stephen Morris

  • Master of Music in Composition, Mannes School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar, Queens University-Charlotte
  • Guitar, Piano, and Theory Faculty
  • World Premiere compositions performaned at Carnegie Hall, Mannes School of Music, Arizona State Univeristy  and in Taiwan
  • Collaborations with Imani Winds, Beo String Quartet, and Prime Winds 

Mr. Bill Vasilev 

  • Bachelor of Music, Julliard School
  • Master of Music, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Piano Faculty
  • Winner of the Homer Ulrich Award for solo piano performance

EWMS FACULTY CONCERT

ADDRESS (map)

 

SCHOOL HOURS

161-10 Northern Boulevard

 

Monday

Closed

Flushing, NY 11358

 

Tuesday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

 

Wednesday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CONTACT US

 

Thursday

Closed

1(718) 888-9772

 

Friday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

info@ew-ms.com

 

Saturday

8:30 AM  – 7:00 PM

 

 

Sunday

8:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

1:30 PM   – 8:00 PM

Wednesday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday

Closed

Friday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday

8:30 AM  – 8:00 PM

Sunday

8:30 AM  – 7:00 PM

ADDRESS (map)

BUSINESS HOURS

161-10 Northern Boulevard

Monday

Closed

Flushing, NY 11358

Tuesday

1:30 PM   – 8:00 PM

 

Wednesday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CONTACT US

Thursday

Closed

1(718) 888-9772

Friday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

info@ew-ms.com

Saturday

8:30 AM  – 8:00 PM

 

Sunday

8:30 AM  – 7:00 PM

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