Performers

Conductor: Justin Pambianchi | Photo: Alex Tran 

Justin Pambianchi, a versatile young conductor from Montreal at the outset of his career, has demonstrated his skills in the fields of opera, instrumental and contemporary music. 

Justin has served as a répétiteur and assistant conductor at the Glimmerglass Festival, Virginia Opera, Opera On The Avalon, the Accademia Europea dell’Opera, and elsewhere in Canada, the USA and Italy. Equally at home at the harpsichord, he has played continuo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and in works by Telemann, Biber, Campra and others.

Justin’s symphonic repertoire spans over 250 years of music. He is also a strong advocate of contemporary music and works regularly with composers. Most recently, he has enjoyed collaborations with Jason Noble, Donald Crockett and Don Freund.

A recipient of the Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors in 2015, Justin holds
degrees from McGill University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He currently lives in Leipzig, Germany. www.justinpambianchi.com 

Pianist: Chee-Hang See

Chee-Hang See is a prize-winning pianist who has been called “a cool and confident performer” by the Charleston City Paper. As one half of the Tan and See Piano Duo with Malaysian pianist Amy Tan, he has been described as “emanating a sense of pure fun that is always infectious to audiences” (CharlestonToday.net). He has performed in concert series and festivals all over the U.S such as the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Musicale, South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Chicago Duo Piano Festival, Hawaii International Cultural Arts Festival, and Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has soloed with the Toa Payoh West Chinese Orchestra in Singapore, Bela Bartok Orchestra in Perugia, Italy, Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra, and appeared with Chamber Music Charleston and broadcast on South Carolina Public Radio.

Chee-Hang has performed with and conducted the Hudson Community Choruses in Hudson, OH, and is currently music director of Midtown Theater in North Charleston. He remains in high demand as pianist and composer in his native Singapore and all over the U.S. His debut album “Violin Transcriptions”, featuring works by Rachmaninoff and Muczynski, was released in 2014. As a composer, his works have been premiered in Singapore and in the U.S.

Chee-Hang received a Master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of Sandra Shapiro. Previously, he graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston where he was also awarded an Artist Certificate in Piano Performance while studying with Enrique Graf. He also received Piano Performance and Accompaniment diplomas from the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College in London. He is faculty at the Charleston Academy of Music.  http://cheehang.weebly.com