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Dr. Stephanie Neeman

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Dr. Stephanie Neeman

Stephanie is a wonderfully sensitive musician and a very fine pianist. Her sense of color, drama and poetry combined with a deep understanding of the music make her performances very special.
— André-Michel Schub
 

Dr. Stephanie Neeman is an active international performer and educator. She has taught masterclasses and performed in various venues throughout the world. Dr. Neeman has appeared as a soloist with the Jakarta Chamber Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra, National Capital Orchestra (AUS) and has performed to critical acclaim across the United States, Asia, and Australia.

Recent and upcoming appearances include performing a lecture recital at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, and performing Poulenc and Mendelssohn double piano concerto with the National Capital Orchestra and Canberra Youth Orchestra in Australia, a collaboration with the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music Ballet performing Stravinsky’s “Les Noces,” and performing in the NOVA chamber series with the members of Utah Symphony in the United States.

Dr. Neeman has won virtually all major piano competitions in Indonesia, including the first prize in the prestigious Yamaha National Piano Competition when she was only six (the youngest winner ever). She won first prizes in the Empire State International Piano Competition and the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition. She was also a top prizewinner and won the prize for the best interpretation and outstanding performance of Franz Liszt at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition in the United States.

Dr. Neeman received her Bachelor and Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from CCM at University of Cincinnati as a full scholarship student of James Tocco and has performed in masterclasses of Arie Vardi, Gary Graffman, Oxana Yablonskaya, Russell Sherman, Alexander Kobrin, Leslie Howard, among others.

Dr. Neeman's passion and dedication in teaching has brought tremendous positive impact and accomplishment to her students. Her students have been accepted to prestigious programs at the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, and Royal College of Music in London. Dr. Neeman's students have won prizes at the Southeast Asia International Chopin Piano Competition, the ASEAN International Concerto Competition, the Alberti International Piano Competition, and Hong Kong International Music Festival, among others.

Dr. Neeman is the head of piano department at ELMS Conservatory of Music in Jakarta. She is in demand as an adjudicator, judging the Mozart International Piano Competition in Thailand, the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, West Australian Pianists Competition and numerous competitions and festivals in the United States. She is the author of an advice column for STACCATO, a monthly music education magazine in Indonesia. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at Valdosta State University in Georgia and has previously taught at University of Utah and University of Cincinnati.

 
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“Stephanie plays with great personal involvement and evinces real passion for the music she performs.”
—James Tocco

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“Stephanie plays with great personal involvement and evinces real passion for the music she performs.”
—James Tocco