Boston International Piano Competition

Master Classes

Schedule and Participants

Timothy McFarland, a former student of Russell Sherman, performs frequently in the Boston area as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and as chamber music collaborator. He has premiered works by Robert Ceeley, Peter Lieberson, David Patterson, and Daniel Pinkham. Mr. McFarland is a Senior Lecturer of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and serves as the Music Director of the Belmont Symphony Orchestra. He is a faculty member and former director of the New School of Music and is also an Affiliate Artist at MIT.

Victor Rosenbaum has performed widely as a soloist and chamber musician performer in the United States, Europe, Asia, Israel, and Russia in such prestigious halls as the Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. He studied with Elizabeth Brock, Martin Marks, Rosina Lhevinne and Leonard Shure. He has collaborated with Leonard Rose, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Mann, and the Cleveland and Brentano String Quartets. He appeared at the Tanglewood, Rockport, Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall, Kfar Blum (Israel) Festivals and at Musicorda where he is on the faculty. He has been a soloist with the Indianapolis and Atlanta Symphonies, and the Boston Pops. He has given master classes at the Menuhin School, a guest teacher at Juilliard, Royal Academy, Royal College, Guildhall and School of Music in London, the Toho School in Japan and the Jerusalem Music Center. He was a visiting Professor at the Eastman School and is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music in New York, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Longy School where he was Director and President from 1985 to 2001. His recordings of Schubert and Beethoven have been very highly praised.

Janice Weber's New York recital debut, performed under the pseudonym Lily von Ballmoos, was an early indication of the eclecticism and fluency for which she has become known. A summa cum laude graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Miss Weber has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, National Gallery of Art, and Boston's Symphony Hall. She has appeared with the Boston Pops, Chautauqua Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Hilton Head Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic, and Syracuse Symphony in concertos of Hanson, Sowerby, Stenhammar, Bernstein, and Leroy Anderson as well as the standard repertoire. She has performed at the Bard, Newport, La Gesse, Husum, and Monadnock summer festivals and has twice toured China under the auspices of the American Liszt Society. 

Miss Weber's recordings include Rachmaninoff's complete transcriptions; with the Lydian Quartet, Leo Ornstein's vast Piano Quintet; flute and piano works of Sigfrid Karg-Elert; and waltz transcriptions of Godowsky, Rosenthal, and Friedman. Miss Weber recorded Liszt's last Hungarian Rhapsody, one of only two living pianists to be included in a compendium of historic performances by nineteen legendary artists. This disc subsequently won the International Liszt Prize. Her Naxos recording of Leo Ornstein's radical works introduced the charismatic composer to a worldwide audience. She is heard in Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time on Ongaku Records and her newest disc, Cascade of Roses (Dorian Sono Luminus),features works of twenty-one composers from Adolf Jensen to Billy Mayerl. 

Miss Weber is a member of the piano faculty at Boston Conservatory and MIT. She produced the tones for Ivory, the worldwide bestselling virtual piano software. She is a Steinway artist.

Schedule and Participants
N-1 Room on the first floor of the Annex Building

Thursday, June 11, 9 AM - 12 Noon,  Janice Weber
    1. McKelvie
    2. Finley
    3. Einhorn
    4. Almadany
Friday, June 12, 9 AM - 12 noon,  Tim McFarland
    1. De Botton
    2. Berkowitz
    3. Fritz
    4. Kayoki

Saturday, June 13, 9 AM - 12 noon,  Victor Rosenbaum
    1. Laramee
    2. Dimos
    3. Madison
    4. Inomata