Amber Scherer

Classical Piano.


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Amber Scherer is a rising fourth-year at Oberlin College & Conservatory, studying Piano Performance with Alvin Chow and Psychology in the College. She grew up in the Chicago area, where she studied with Professor James Giles of Northwestern University. She performed extensively in small and large ensembles as a member of the Music Institute of Chicago and Midwest Young Artists, in venues such as Harris Theater, the Chicago Cultural Center, and Ravinia's Bennett-Gordon Hall. Amber is an avid chamber musician and she performed last fall in an Oberlin Honors Recital with her longtime piano trio. Outside of music, Amber is dedicated to community service. She has written about on- and off-campus social issues in The Oberlin Review as a contributing writer, worked on the Conservatory Council of Students (2018-19, 2019-20), and is currently the Editor of the Back to Bach Project.

Hesper Xu

Classical Piano.


Nuo (Hesper) Xu is currently pursuing her Master’s in Piano at Manhattan School of Music. She studied Piano Performance at Oberlin Conservatory under Mr. Robert Shannon. She has also attended various summer music festivals and competitions, Macao piano competition, Cooper Piano Festival, Ithaca Music Festival, and Brevard Music Festival where she studied with Michael Chertok who serves as a chair of the keyboard division of University of Cincinnati. As a performer, Hesper has played between many cities in China. Hesper has also played at Florence Congregational Church in Ohio as an organist and pianist.

•    BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 2018

•    Attending Manhattan School of Music for a Master’s in Piano Performance

•    Masterclasses with James Giles, Michale Chertok

•    Winner of Macao Piano Competition 2013

•    Organist at Florence Congregational Church in Ohio (2017-2018)