Faculty

Lorenzo Mazzamuto

Violin Faculty

Born in Catania in 1986, Lorenzo Mazzamuto graduated in 2005 from the Vincenzo Bellini Musical Institute of Catania with ten and laude as a student of Maestro Vito Imperato. He had his solo debut with an orchestra at the age of 11 performing a Vivaldi Concerto. The young violinist has already taken part in over 25 national and international musical…

Alex Siniavski

Trombone, Trumpet, & Jazz Improvistation Faculty

Alex Siniavski originally hails from St. Petersburg, but moved to Philadelphia in 1992. As a trombonist, he received Master’s Degrees from the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, and from Temple University, studying with Blair Bollinger, trombone member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He taught trombone and trumpet here at the Nelly Berman School for ten years, and is now returning after…

Andres Gonzalez

Trumpet Faculty

Andres Gonzalez Parra is one of the young talents of the Venezuelan orchestral conduction emerged from the renowned social and musical program known as El Sistema. In 2013; Gonzalez Parra, who was trained in conduction by masters Mario Benzecry and Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema; created the Jose Francisco del Castillo Youth Symphony Orchestra, with which he performed several…

Joseph Dvorak

Clarinet Faculty

Joseph T. Dvorak holds a M.M. in clarinet performance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was a student of Todd Levy. At UWM, Joseph was featured as a soloist with the UWM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Nielsen’s clarinet concerto. His B.M. was obtained at Temple University, where he was awarded a full-scholarship. There, he studied primarily with Paul…

Dr. Meghan Woodard

Oboe Faculty

Meghan is an active freelance performer and teacher in the greater Philadelphia area. She currently teaches oboe students at Temple University, Haverford College, and Bryn Mawr College. In November 2015 Meghan was a featured soloist with the Temple University Wind Symphony, performing the Concerto for Oboe and Wind Band by Lukas Foss (arr. Rhoads)—a piece that she also edited for a new edition…

Elliot Mallard

Cello Faculty

B.M Juilliard M.M. Temple

Rodolfo Leuenberger

Violin Faculty

Rodolfo Leuenberger, originally from Mechanicsburg, PA, studied with Pamela de Wall, Odin Rathnam, and Joseph Esmilla of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. He completed his BM in 2009 and MM in 2011 from Temple University studying with Helen Kwalwasser. At Temple, Rodolfo performed with the Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, and the Lincoln Center. Other activities during his…

Maxim Mogilevsky

Special Arrangement Piano Faculty

Having impressed audiences worldwide with his fiery performances and distinctive interpretations, Maxim Mogilevsky made his debut at age thirteen with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Dmitri Kitayenko to widespread acclaim. Since then he has gone on to perform as a soloist with major orchestras around the world, and undertaken many unique artistic projects. Called by The Washington Post “…a pianist…

Tanya Ivanova

Violin Faculty

Samara Conservatory, Belarussian National Conservatory, Minsk; Gnessin Institute of Music Pedagogy, Moscow, Russia.

Ronaldo Rolim

Piano Faculty

With “a special ability to present touching interpretations” (El Norte), Brazilian pianist RONALDO ROLIM is a prominent figure among the newest generation of outstanding musicians. Acclaimed for his “consummate elegance” (New York Concert Review) and “mastery of phrasing, agogic accents, and dynamics” (Oberbaselbieter Zeitung), he has performed extensively over four continents, and in such venues such as Carnegie Hall, Zurich’s…