Tune in right here on August 2nd, 2020 at 3pm to see a special presentation by Rice Music House & the Bruch Chamber Orchestra featuring the talents of Chee-Sang Hee & Nina Sandberg!
Praised as an “impressive violinist” with “emotional interpretations,” (Sinfónica Magazine, Uruguay) Nina Sandberg performs as a soloist, chamber artist, and orchestral musician across North and South America. From 2016 to 2018, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Judson Park in Cleveland, OH, where she performed a complete cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas with pianist Chee-Hang See. She has also given recitals for Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston Music Club, and the Music Matters! Series in Charleston, SC.
Nina made her solo debut with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra as the winner of their concerto competition, and has performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has appeared in concert series in Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, and Uruguay in collaboration with faculty members at the University of Houston, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and members of the Charleston Symphony. She has also participated in the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and the Brevard Music Center’s quartet residency. She has played with orchestras across the United States and in Uruguay, including Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Earth and Air String Orchestra, Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Aiken Symphony, Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra, Camerata of the International Festival of Colonia, and the Charleston Symphony.
In addition to performing, Nina is currently faculty at the Charleston Academy of Music, where her students have been accepted into All-State, Regional, and local youth orchestras. She was previously a teaching assistant at the Meadowmount School of Music, and taught at the Cleveland School of the Arts and the Distance Learning Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Nina holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Jan Mark Sloman and David Updegraff. Previously, she was a student of Ken Goldsmith at Rice University. She has attended the Meadowmount School of Music, Foulger International Music Festival, the International Festival at Domaine Forget, and Madeline Island Chamber Music. In addition, she has participated in masterclasses with Donald Weilerstein, Rodney Friend, Peter Otto, Peter Salaff, David Geber, Juliet White-Smith, Cavani Quartet, Daedalus Quartet, Leipzig String Quartet, Cuarteto Casals, and the Albers Trio.
Chee-Hang See is a prize-winning pianist who has been called “a cool and confident performer” by the Charleston City Paper. He has performed in concert series and festivals such as the Festival Internacional de Colonia, L’oasis Musicale in Montreal, 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, Montevideo Philharmonic in Uruguay, College of Charleston Orchestra, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra. He plays regularly with Charleston Symphony, Chamber Music Charleston, and his duo Tan and See Piano Duo.
Chee-Hang is currently faculty at Charleston Academy of Music and music director of Midtown Theater in North Charleston, where he founded Midweek at Midtown, a chamber music series. He has also taught at Western Reserve Suzuki School in Cuyahoga Falls (OH) and the Chicago Duo Piano Festival. 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.
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 under the tutelage of Wong Joon Hwang in Singapore