Mary Palchak is pleased to be added to the roster of the Irvine Music Festival. Currently on faculty at Chapman University and Irvine Valley College, she also maintains a large private teaching studio in Irvine.
Saxophonist, composer, arranger, and music educator Gary Matsuura is equally at home in the jazz and classical idioms. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by professional orchestras, big bands, and school ensembles.
In high demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, collaborative artist, orchestral flutist and teacher, Kristyn Son performed and gave master classes throughout the U.S. and Asia at prestigious institutions including Sejong University, Sangmyung University, Songkhla Rajabhat
Jason Bonham is known as a recitalist, chamber musician, principal violist and educator. Currently, Mr. Bonham is the Principal Violist with both the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the
Pageant of the Masters Orchestra (Laguna Beach, CA).
Taiwanese born violist and erhuist (Chinese violin), Wei-Yang Andy Lin, is recognized as one of the most promising and the only active performers who specialized in both western and eastern instruments.
Heralded for his "powerfully expressive voice" (Washington Post), and "a superb singer ... with a soaring voice in the extreme registers that could be simply described as amazing" (New York Concert Review), Stephen Ng is known as an opera, oratorio, recital, and new music performer.
Most recently awarded this silver medal for Outstanding Achievement in the 2018 Global Music Awards, Matthew Kim, a sponsored artist by the Korea Total Economic Institute, is currently active as a trumpet soloist and clinician on an international level.