与兰乔圣菲文化合作的美国钢琴老师 Sean Schulze，目前是克利夫兰音乐学院钢琴教师、欧柏林音乐学院客座助理教授。他在美国凯斯西储大学教授应用钢琴，给音乐学院的研究生和本科生教授钢琴教学和钢琴文献研究，在克利夫兰知名的钢琴预科班担任主任。他最先在南非师从当地最知名的两位老师Moira Birks、Isabella Stengel，之后以全额奖学金受邀至亚利桑那大学攻读博士学位，师从Nicholas Zumbro(著名钢琴家Rosina Lhévinne的学生)。其后，他还师从巴西钢琴家Caio Pagano，并参加了众多当今著名钢琴家及教育家的大师课，其中包括Yoheved Kaplinsky、Bela Siki、Nelita True、John Owings、Martin Canin、Tamás Ungár、Joseph Banowetz等人。
他曾是沃思堡市交响乐团、开普敦交响乐团、纳塔尔爱乐乐团、亚利桑那大学交响乐团, 郊区交响乐团以及东亚利桑那交响乐团协奏曲独奏家。他同时还以独奏家、室内乐音乐家的身份在美国、南非、墨西哥、巴西各地演奏并和克利夫兰管弦乐团、考尔德四重奏(科尔本驻校四重奏)成员合作演奏。1999年，Schulze博士和小提琴家Luca Ciarla一起荣获美国室内乐协会驻留奖并因此在美国以及墨西哥西南部地区参加各项音乐盛事，包括阿拉莫斯艺术节等。2003及2006年，他受邀在里约热内卢大学授课并担任客座艺术家进行相关演奏。2004年，他将对贝多芬幻想曲(Op.77)的研究发表在《贝多芬杂志》上。前几年，他与小提琴家Stephen Sims组成二重奏，他们在俄亥俄州的演奏好评如潮。近年来，他以独奏家及室内乐音乐家的身份在海德尔堡大学、杨斯镇州立大学、贝塞尔大学、凯斯西储大学、德州天主大学、得克萨斯基督徒大学、沃斯堡艺术博物馆、丹尼森大学、阿肯大学以及克利夫兰音乐会系列演奏。
Sean Schulze is on the piano faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He teaches applied piano to students at Case Western Reserve University, teaches piano pedagogy and piano literature to conservatory graduate and undergraduate students and serves as Chair of CIM’s nationally recognized Preparatory Piano Department. After receiving his early training in South Africa where he studied with two of that country’s most renowned pedagogues, Moira Birks and Isabella Stengel, he was invited to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona on full scholarship where he studied with Nicholas Zumbro (a student of the famed Rosina Lhévinne). He undertook further studies with Brazilian pianist Caio Pagano and has performed in masterclasses for many of today’s leading pianists and pedagogues including Yoheved Kaplinsky, Bela Siki, Nelita True, John Owings, Martin Canin, Tamás Ungár, and Joseph Banowetz.
A prize-winner of several competitions, he has appeared as concerto soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, The Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, The University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Suburban Symphony Orchestra and the Eastern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., South Africa, Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil and has collaborated with members of the Cleveland Orchestra and also with the Calder Quartet (quartet in residence at the Colburn School). In 1999, Dr. Schulze along with violinist Luca Ciarla won a residency award through Chamber Music America that resulted in performances throughout the Southwest United States and Mexico, including an appearance at the Alamos Arts Festival. In 2003 and 2006, he was invited to teach and perform as a guest artist at the University of Rio de Janeiro. A published scholar, Dr. Schulze’s research on Beethoven’s Fantasy for Piano, Op.77 appeared in the Beethoven Journal in 2004. In recent years he has formed a duo with violinist Stephen Sims with whom he has performed to great acclaim throughout Ohio. In the last few years, Schulze has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at Heidelberg University, Youngstown State University, Bethel University, Case Western Reserve University, Texas Christian University, The Fort Worth Museum of Art, Denison University, The University of Akron and also on the CIM Concert Series.
A sought-after teacher, adjudicator and clinician, Sean Schulze’s students continue to win prizes regularly in competitions throughout Ohio and the United States. In recent years, Schulze’s students have won first prizes in the MTNA National Performance Competition, The American Protégé Competition, The OMTA Graves Competition (on multiple occasions), the OMTA Buckeye Competition (on multiple occasions) and have performed as concerto soloists with the Suburban Symphony Orchestra, the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, the Solon Philharmonic, The Cleveland Philharmonic and the CIM orchestra on multiple occasions as a result of winning various young artist concerto competitions. Schulze is regularly invited to present masterclasses to young pianists, appearing recently as a guest artist for the Columbus Music Teachers Association as well as the Kent State Summer Piano Institute. In 2015 Schulze was invited to serve on the International Jury of the Cleveland International Piano Competition’s Young Artist Competition. Schulze continues to direct Summer Sonata, a program of lessons and masterclasses for talented pianists aged 12-18 which takes place annually on the CIM campus and now entering its 9th edition. In addition, Schulze serves on the artist-faculty of the Young Artist World Piano Festival which takes place annually on the campus of Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2014 Schulze was honored with the annual Excellence in Teaching Award during CIM’s commencement exercises.