The Thirty-third Annual PC Piano Clinic
A Clinic for Piano Teachers & Students
February 17-18, 2017
Kenneth Drake is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Music of the University of Illinois, having taught previously at Evansville College (Indiana) and Drake University in Des Moines. Drake was an early exponent of playing a repertoire of the classic period on instruments of that period. For 40 years he has promoted the use of period pianos for the music of the classic era, making him one of the earliest exponents of the fortepiano. Mr. Drakes’ website, classicandromanticpianos.org, provides pictures and descriptions of four generations of English Broadwood pianos, including an 1816 grand that is the same model as the piano given to Beethoven by the Broadwood company in 1818.
Jun-Hee Han is a pianist and conductor. A native-born Korean and now an American citizen, Mr. Han completed his undergraduate study at the Chicago Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he studied with Ludmila Lazar, and his graduate study with scholarship support from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, earning a performance diploma and studying with Edmund Battersby. He also coaches conducting with Paul Vermel.