Our Alumni

We are proud of the talented and accomplished MMB alumni around the world.

We invite any student who has participated in MMB to contact us with your latest information.

Connect with alumni globally by joining our Morningside Music Bridge page. Facebook is a great tool to locate fellow alumni, post your performances, projects, news and thoughts.

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You can also contact us to share your news. e-mail: info@mmb.international


Former Morningside Music Bridge alumni include:

  • international concert artists
  • members of leading international orchestras
  • top prize winners of famous international competitions 
  • teacher’s at major international music schools

Yuja Wang: Concert Pianist and Recording Artist

Ning Feng: Recording Artist and Solo Violinist. Winner of the Michael Hill and Paganini International Violin Competition

Jan Lisiecki: Concert Pianist and Recording Artist. Winner of OSM Standard Life Competition

Agata Szymczewska: Recording Artist and Solo Violinist. Winner of the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition

Nikki Chooi: Recording Artist and Solo Violinist. Winner of the Michael Hill and Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition and Irving M. Klein International String Competition

Shanshan Yao: Violinist, New York Philharmonic.

Teng Li: Principal violist, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, MMB Artistic Director

Tian Bonian: Cellist. Winner of the George Enescu International Competition

Ni Tao: Cellist, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wei Yu: Principal Cellist, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Arnold Choi: Cellist. Winner at Korea’s Gyeongnam (Isang Yun) International Music Competition, Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition, the Kingsville International String Competition, the Canadian National Music Festival and the Montreal Symphony

Chen Xi, violin: Silver Medal (top violin prize) at 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition — the youngest performer to receive this honor; studied at Curtis Institute of Music.

Timothy Chooi, violin: Enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with Ida Kavafian. Previously studied with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec.

Karen Kang, cello: Winner of 2007 Holland America Music Society Competition in Chicago, and a student of Laurence Lesser at New England Conservatory.

Earl Lee, conductor: RBC Resident Conductor with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Scott MacIsaac, piano: Winner of 2010 Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Rose Bowl.

Kalan Porter, viola: Canadian Idol winner, 2004.

Wang XiaoHan, piano: Finalist in 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth Texas.

Shu Qing Lv, clarinet: First prize and the gold medal winner at the Golden Bell National Competition in China.

Clayton Stephenson, piano: Performed in Oct. 2014 at the United Nations Day Lang Lang and Friends concert in the UN General Assembly Hall, and at New York’s WQXR Live at The Greene Space.

Zhang Jing, violin: Violinist, Detroit Symphony orchestra. Ms Zhang received her Masters of Music and Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein.

Zuzanna Sosnowska and Maciej Kulakowski: First prize ex-aequo at the 2015 X Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition, Warsaw.