2024 Bach Festival


FEBRUARY 3, 2024

First Presbyterian Church

950 W State St, Boise, ID 83702

Recital Schedule

The Idaho Bach Festival is open to the public and features recitals throughout the day of Bach's music and that of his contemporaries. 

9:00am Fellowship Hall 

9:00am Main Sanctuary

10:30am Fellowship Hall 

10:30am Main Sanctuary

12:00pm Main Sanctuary

1:30pm Main Sanctuary

3:00pm Main Sanctuary

4:30pm Main Sanctuary

Registration: Nov 25 – Jan 3, 2024 (CLOSED)

Festival & Competition Guidelines

Bach Festival Chair

Adam Bendorf

Bach Festival Committee Members

Irina Albig

Amy Audas

Anna Bendorf

Luann Fife


Adjudicators | 2024 

Hannah Bailey, flute

Hannah picked up the flute twenty years ago and never hesitated to pursue a future in music. She studied with Gary Woodward at Azusa Pacific University, earning her Bachelor of Music in Performance in 2016 and Artist Certificate in 2018. After moving to Boise in 2018, Hannah studied with Dr. Nicole Molumby at Boise State University and received her Master of Music in Performance in 2020. During the 2016/2017 season, Hannah served as the principal flute with the Orange County Symphony, which included a featured performance as principal soloist on the complete Brandenburg Concerti. In the summer of 2017, she traveled to Zhengzhou, China and performed as principal flute with the Yellow River Symphony. She has adjudicated a number of competitions including the Marker and Pioneer International Music Competition, and the annual TVMTA Bach Festival and Competition in Boise. Along with directing the Canyon County Flute Choir, Hannah continues to perform locally and teaches privately at studios in both Boise and Nampa. Most recently, she collaborated with composer Taylor Ross on his newest work “Tetra“ for unaccompanied flute, which can be found on her website at www.hannahleonora.com

Susan Stein, violin

Mrs. Stein has had a long and varied career in music, as a professional violinist, teacher, and as music director of the San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra.

A graduate of SJSU with a degree in violin performance, Stein has held tenured posts in the San Jose Symphony, Opera San Jose, and San Jose Chamber Orchestra.  She also performed with Ballet San Jose and is a founding member of the Jasmine String Quartet.  Mrs. Stein has performed in master classes with Franco Gulli, Andor Toth and Helen Dowland.  

Passion for music education has been an enduring motivation throughout her career, leading to the formation of educational programs for the California Youth Symphony,  the San Jose Youth Symphony and SJYCO, as well as teaching and coaching string players from elementary school through high school.  Mrs. Stein recently retired from her post as Music Director of the San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra after serving in that capacity for 18 years.  

Dr. Kori Bond, keyboard

Kori Bond has performed throughout the U.S. as a solo and collaborative artist and as a soloist with orchestra. She frequently appears in concert with her sister, pianist Karlyn Bond, and as pianist of ISU’s Monarch Trio. Recent performances include a performance of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Monarch Trio and the Magic Valley Symphony. Other recent collaborative recitals were given at the prestigious Grand Teton Music Festival, Westminster College, the University of Montana, and the College of Southern Idaho.  Recent solo performances include recitals for the SummerFest at Indiana University, the University of Wyoming, and Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 with the Idaho State Civic Symphony. She is the director of the ISU Summer Institute for Piano and Strings, and has been a guest performer and teacher at the Sierra Music Festival in Mammoth Lakes, California, and the Edward Auer Piano Workshop at Indiana University.


Dr. Bond holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Indiana University in Piano Performance, a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University, and Bachelors degrees from Walla Walla University, where she completed three majors in Music, Biology, and Religion. She began her piano studies at age 6 with Florence Brinton in Salt Lake City and her other piano teachers were Edward Auer, Donald Walker, and Leonard Richter. She also studied chamber music extensively with Gyorgy Sebok, Leonard Hokanson, members of the Vermeer Quartet, and faculty at the Sarasota Music Festival, where she studied for two summers.


While a student, Bond was a prizewinner in numerous regional and national competitions. Her students have been prizewinners internationally, at the state and division levels of the MTNA competition, and winners of numerous other state competitions, including the Federation of Music Clubs Collegiate Competition and the Musicians West Competition.


In 2007, Bond released her first CD of the Complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Dmitri Shostakovich, published by Centaur Records. Her playing on this recording has been acclaimed as featuring the “technique to play Shostakovich’s sometimes knotty piano writing without dropping a note, but she also plays with immense musicality” (Allmusic). Her second CD featuring songs by Howard Boatwright, recorded with soprano Diana Livingston Friedley, was released in 2014. 


Dr. Bond is Professor of Piano at Idaho State University, where she coordinates the piano program, teaches piano and related courses, and directs the Preparatory Piano Program. She has become highly sought after as an adjudicator and masterclass clinician throughout the West. 

Abriana Church, keyboard

Idahoan pianist Abriana Church brings fresh virtuosity to the stage with some of the most daunting pieces composed for the instrument. Technical displays of brilliancy include her mastery of pieces such as Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and La Valse by Ravel. Her emotive musicality and a natural proclivity for the art of performance has won enthusiastic reception from audiences and jurors alike.  

Concerto and solo performances have taken Ms. Church throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Recent highlights include a performance of Prokofiev with the Culver City Symphony Orchestra and Mozart with the Chamber Orchestra of the Slovak State Opera in Vienna. 

In the coming years, Ms. Church is excited to pursue further development as a performer, composer, and musical collaborator with a calling to continually bring her craft in purpose with her walk of faith. She is passionate about her ministry with By the Book the Bible in setting large portions of Scripture to music for memorization. Abriana currently spends most of her time in Idaho, where she takes inspiration from mesmerizing mountainous landscapes, her lively family, and many wonderful friends. She has a BM in Piano Performance from The Master’s University.

Dr. Svetlana Maddox, keyboard 

Dr. Svetlana Maddox is a classical concert pianist who represents the third generation of professional musicians in her family.  Winner of the First Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York and as the recipient of the Grand Prizes in the Princeton Music Festivals, Svetlana had the honor to perform in Carnegie Hall in 2009, 2012, and 2013.  In 2014 Svetlana performed at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City.

While living in New York in 2004-2009, Svetlana studied privately with the renowned international concert pianist, Professor Bella Davidovich of Juilliard School.  Svetlana earned her Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona and two Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance: from The Gnesins Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia and from Boise State University (with Dr. Del Parkinson). 

Svetlana’s numerous concerts across the US resulted in articles, interviews, and concert reviews that appeared in magazines and newspapers in New York, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, and Idaho.  Svetlana performed at the Liszt International Festival at California State University in Northridge, Los Angeles; gave a lecture-recital and a master class at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Budapest, Hungary; performed a solo recital at the Chopin International Festival in El Paso, Texas.  Svetlana was one of the featured Artists in the Stars of Steinway Concert Series in 2019, 2017, 2015, and 2014.  She also took part in the “Boise’s Finest” video concert project in 2021.

Dr. Svetlana Maddox combines her active performance career with teaching at Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho.

Dr. Barton Moreau, keyboard

Barton Moreau made his solo debut in a New York City performance with the New England Youth Ensemble at the age of 15. He has since performed as a featured soloist with orchestras across the United States, including the Northwest Florida Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, Port City Symphony (Mobile, AL), Mesa Symphony (Arizona), Gulf Coast Symphony, and the Boise Baroque Orchestra.

Moreau’s honors include a top prize at the Debose National Piano Competition and a collegiate artist award from the Alabama Music Teachers Association. In 2007, he was a finalist at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference’s PIANOvision Most Wanted Piano Competition, an international online competition created by Benjamin Saver.

As a collaborative artist, Moreau has performed with a diverse array of distinguished international players, including clarinetists Robert Spring and Jorge Montilla, oboists Andrea Ridilla and Gonzalo Ruiz, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). He has appeared at national and international conferences, including those of the College Music Society, International Double Reed Society (IDRS), and the International Clarinet Association (ICA), most recently at ClarinetFest 2018. Other performances include appearances with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, and at the McCall Second Sunday Sounds Concert Series (Idaho). From 2012 - 2018, Moreau was principal keyboardist for the Boise Baroque Orchestra.

Moreau holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Indiana University. His collegiate career began at the University of South Alabama, where he was a recipient of the Theodore Presser Award. Moreau’s major teachers were Robert Hamilton, Karen Shaw, and Jerry Bush. He has also coached with Lee Luvisi, Fabio Bidini, Mykola Suk, and Leonard Hokanson.

Moreau serves as a Lecturer of Music at Boise State, teaching courses in piano, music theory, and music history. In addition to his collegiate teaching and performance activities, he is also an active studio teacher and adjudicator and board member of the American Matthay Association for Piano.

Gregory Taboloff, keyboard

Composer & pianist Gregory Taboloff won his first piano competition at age 15, virtually capturing first prize up and down the state of California the next four years. He competed in two renowned competitions—the Tchaikovsky in Moscow and Queen Elisabeth in Brussels. His Carnegie Hall debut in 1985 received critical acclaim from the New York Times for “his irrepressible energy, poetry and genuine introspection”. He performed for England’s Prime Minister Heath and played at the 13th California Independent Film Festival, honoring lifetime recipients, Richard Dreyfuss & movie producer Saul Zaentz. Gregory has performed with several orchestras including the Oakland Symphony, Diablo Symphony and California Symphony. At the fundraising- gala “Symphony Under the Stars” for Make-A-Wish Foundation, he performed 3-piano concerti in one night.

In 2019, Taboloff performed his own piano concerto, "The Mystic", written in the spirit of Rachmaninoff, debuting at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. His concerto first premiered at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek and hailed by the Contra Costa Times, "Bravos greet world premiere before a wildly enthusiastic audience". Taboloff adjudicates many piano competitions, including the US Open International and Bach Festivals. He studied music on both coasts at the San Francisco Conservatory and at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore where he earned his Masters in Music. Teachers include John Adams, Walter Hautzig, Leon Fleisher (a lifetime Kennedy Center award recipient). Previously a member of the Music Teachers Association of California, he is now with the Treasure Valley Music Teachers Association in Idaho.

Ethan Seegmiller, keyboard

Ethan Seegmiller is a pianist and teacher in Meridian. He teaches and performs in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, religious, and original compositions. This year, Ethan received a grant through the Music Teachers National Association to fund a solo piano recital.

Dr. Shih-Ping Wang, keyboard

Pianist Dr. Shih-Ping Wang is an active performer, educator, and chamber musician.

She has collaborated with faculty and students at Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and served as a staff pianist at Utah Valley University. In addition, Dr. Wang has given master classes to Hammer & Strings Music Conservatory in Gilbert, AZ.

Winner of the National Taichung University's Concerto Competition, Dr. Wang has also competed in the National Music Contest of Taiwan, winning both solo and chamber music categories. She has concertized throughout her native Taiwan which included performances of her own works for piano trio and a duet for clarinet and piano. Other notable performances include appearances throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

A graduate of National Taichung University, Dr. Wang holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Piano Performance, studying under Hui-Hua Liou, with minors in flute performance and composition.  She received her Master's degree (MM) in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under the internationally acclaimed pianist Margarita Shevchenko.  Recently, Dr. Wang completed her Doctor of

Musical Art (DMA) in Piano Performance at Michigan State University under the tutelage of Prof. Shevchenko and Prof. Deborah Moriarty.

Dr. Wang currently resides in Boise, Idaho with her husband, twodaughters and dog named Mochi.