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Piccinini Studio

Marina Piccinini's Studio consists of students from across the United States, Europe and Asia. With a fine balance of Undergraduate, Artist Diploma, Masters and Doctoral Degree students, the studio offers a wide range of musical thought and pratical application in private and master class settings. Join us on Facebook!

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Drew Dardis

Drew Dardis

Drew Dardis is a sophomore at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance under the instruction of Marina Piccinini. Originally from Sacramento, California; Drew actively freelanced in addition to maintaining a private studio and acting as the principal flutist of the Sacramento Youth Symphony Premier Orchestra, while studying privately under Professor Laurel Zucker in California and piccolo under Stephanie McNab of the San Francisco Opera. Last year, Drew received the Clinton Lee Arrowood Memorial Prize in Flute, and was a diligent chamber musician in the Peabody Chamber Opera Orchestra, a woodwind quintet, a flute & guitar duo, and a piano & flutes trio. In addition to playing in one of Peabody’s newly-formed woodwind quintets and an independent flute & guitar duo, Drew Dardis currently plays in the Peabody Modern Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble, as well as the renowned Peabody-based contemporary music ensemble “Now Hear This!”

Louna Dekker-Vargas

Born in Montfort-L’Amaury, France and raised in New York City, Louna Dekker-Vargas is completing a Dual Bachelors degree in Flute Performance with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute as well as in French Literature at the Johns Hopkins University. A musician of diverse musical tastes, performing in a spectrum of styles, from klezmer music to improvisation to classical music in art galleries, she is co-director of The Witches contemporary modular ensemble. As a member of Trio Jinx with Ledah Finck and Yoshi Horiguchi, she was the 2016 recipient of the Young Artist Development Series and will be doing a residency in Mesa, Arizona with the YADS community engagement program in April 2016.

Former teachers include Laurie Sokoloff, Denis Bluteau, Emily Skala, and Helen Campo. She has also participated in masterclasses  with Emannuel Pahud, Susan Hoeppner, Phillipe Bernold, Sophie Cherrier, Vincent Lucas, Jan Vinci, Jeffrey Khaner, and David Cramer.

Gyuri Kim

Gyuri Kim is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance under Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Born in South Korea, she began playing flute at age 10 with Joo Hee Lee. She has performed as soloist with the Gurisi Symphony and the Russia National Broadcasting Symphony. She has played in master classes for Michel Moragues, Mathieu Dufour, Julien Beaudiment, Sandrine Tilly, Silvia Careddu, and Jose-Daniel Castellon.

David Le

David Le

David Le is pursuing a Master of Music in Flute Performance with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. David won First Prize in the Hampton Roads Flute Faire's 2016 Young Artist Competition and the Florida Flute Association’s 2014 College Young Artist Competition. Additionally, he was awarded the National Flute Association’s 2011 Frances Blaisdell Scholarship, as well as a grant from the Friends of Flutes Foundation. David was an orchestral fellow at the Marrowstone Music Festival and has performed with the Florida Lyric Opera. He has performed in masterclasses with Alberto Almarza, Ian Clarke, Clay Ellerbroek, Jill Felber, Aaron Goldman, Rhonda Larson, Goran Marcusson, Nicola Mazzanti, Conor Nelson, Jim Walker, Carol Wincenc, and Jeffery Zook.

David earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of South Florida studying with Dr. Kim McCormick, where he was the Presser Scholar and named Distinguished Graduate in The Arts. A dedicated teacher, he serves on the flute faculty of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids. David is a Miyazawa Emerging Artist.

Chae-Young Lee

Chae-Young Lee, born in South Korea, is a freshman pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance under Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She began to studying and majoring in flute at age 14 with Ui Kyung Park. She graduated from Sunhwa Arts High School. She has won top prizes in the Seoul Art Competition, Haneum Music Competition, and Seoul Music Competition. She has performed in master classes for Mathieu Dufour, Karl Heinz Schutz, Julien Beaudiment, Michel Moragues, Sandrine Tilly, Sandrine Francois, Claude Lefebre, Jose-Daniel Castellon, Henrik Wiese, Bradley Garner, and Jonathan Keeble.

Seungmin Oh

Seungmin Oh

Seungmin Oh, born in Korea, is currently studying under Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Conservatory in the Artist Diploma Program. She is a graduate of Seoul National University under the tutelage of Hyeri Yoon. She came to the United States in 2012 to continue her studies at Carnegie Mellon University as a full scholarship student in Jeanne Baxtresser and Alberto Almarza’s studio in the Certificate Program and Master of Music Degree Program.

Seungmin has won numerous competitions including International Music Competition ‘London’ Grand Prize Virtuoso, for which she was invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Hall), and FSGP (Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia)’s Young Artist Competition in 2016. Also, she has won the PCS Pittsburgh Concert Society) competition and performed in the Winner’s recital in 2013. Additionally, she has won top prizes in Korea as well, including Yewon Chamber Music Performance Competition, TBC (Tae Gu Broadcast Competition), Ewha Competition and Music Journal Competition, Korean Music Association Competition and Herald Competition. She performed both as a soloist with Seoul Yego Youth Orchestra as well as Kangnam Symphony Orchestra and as the principal flutist in Seoul Yego Youth Orchestra and Seoul National University Symphony Orchestra.

Seungmin has had the privilege of playing in Masterclasses with world-renowned artists including Philippe Bernold, Peter-Lucas Graf and Emmanuel Pahud. She has participated in Academie Internationale d’Ete de Nice, Orford Music Academy and Tongyeong International Music Festival. Also, she participated in the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara in 2013. Most recently in the summer of 2016, she had the opportunity to study with Andras Adorjan and Hyeri Yoon at the Festival MusicAlp held in Tignes, France.

Kelly Sulick

Kelly Sulick is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute, and holds a MM from the University of Southern California, and a BM and BA from the University of Michigan.. Ms. Sulick teaches flute at the University of Virginia and serves as Principal Flute in the Charlottesville Symphony. Prior to her appointment, she spent three seasons as Principal Flute in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Consortium Instructor of Flute at the University of Evansville. A frequent performer, Ms. Sulick won second place in the 2010 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.


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