High School Division Faculty
Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically.
|Kai Fu, Cello|
|Professor of Cello, China Conservatory; Assistant Dean, Oberlin Conservatory|
Mr. Kai Fu, a well known cellist in China and the U.S. He currently holds the position as Professor of Cello at China Conservatory and Assistant Dean at Oberlin Conservatory. He is also the assistant director of Oberlin Conservatory’s Thomas and Evon Cooper Violin and Piano Competition and The Direcotr of Beijing Forbidden International Sting Competition. Mr. Fu runs the USA Schools of Music Admissions and International Summer Festival in Beijing with Schools of Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Boston University, Peabody Institute, Ithaca College School of Music, NYU Department of Music, and Eastman School of Music. As member of China Conservatory Piano Trio, Mr. Fu plays regularly in concerts in China and around the world.
Mr. Fu studied with Mr. Zhao Xiong, the principal cellist of Shanghai Philharmonic and Ms. Meijuan Liu of Shanghai Conservatory at age of five. Being admitted by Primary School and Middle School affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory at age of ten. At year of 2000, He was awarded full scholarship by Florida State University School of Music to study with Prof. Lubomir Georgiev. In 2002 Mr. Fu was awarded another highest full Scholarship to study at Oberlin Conservatory with Prof. Peter Rejto. He has worked at Oberlin Conservatory Since graduated in 2006.
Mr. Fu was selected to play for numerous motion picture while he was still in schools in China and was invited to play for Governor Bush when he was studying at FSU. He has studied with Mr. Janos Starker. Mr. Starker commented: ”a very talented and emotional cellist."
Mr. Fu was Principal Cellist at FSU Symphony, Tallahassee Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Symphony Orchestra, Fireland Symphony, and Southwestern Symphony Orchestra. He also played as soloist with Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Fireland Symphony, Asturias Symphony Orchestra of Spain, Rio Grande Do Norte State Symphony Orchestra, China National Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, National Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra of China, Shanghai Philharmonic, and Shanghai Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra.