World Sounds

Lan Hua Hua

Northern Chinese tune, performed with Wu Man


Arabic classic by Sayed Darwich and Mohamad Younes Al Kadi, performed with Abeer Nehme


Malian tune, performed with Balla Kouyaté


Drawing from maestro Sandeep Das’s original melody, world music ensemble Tirakitutaka conjures their own ‘Mohini’ (Enchantress), with a twist


Inspired by his melody, “Currents,” all-girls world music band Stree Shakti joins maestro Sandeep Das in carving new landscapes and freeing spirits to soar

Russian Sher in A

Klezmer tune, performed by Happy Donkeys Band and directed by Hankus Netsky, featuring Greencastle community

Original Storytelling

SEAS: Sustainable Environment through the Arts & Sciences

Sustainable Environment through the Arts and Sciences initiative awakens the world to the global climate crisis through creative interface between art, community, education, environment, and research. Led by Ma, the team molds immersive experiences that relay stories from around the world, through the eyes of those impacted. ‘Rise, Awaken’ with S E A S…

Peanuts Gallery

Peanuts Gallery Piano Concerto: From Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s music spring Charles M. Schulz’s beloved characters, in a series of hilarious and poignant events. Original arrangement, with improvisation by entire cast. Written and directed by Juliann Ma


Robert Schumann, Carnaval Op. 9, selections with dance, improvised by Juilliard colleagues, based on stories by Juliann Ma

Ode to Friends

Stand Steady

To our essential workers and all having a hard time, may you find strength to stand steady during this unprecedented time. Thank you for you! Original celtic song by Alex Sturbaum; collaboration directed by Jonathan Werk.

For Greg

In loving memory of our dear friend Gregory Michael Cardi (21 Nov 1991-10 July 2020). Edward Elgar, Enigma Variations: Nimrod

Wonderful Land

For our beloved teacher, Bassam Saba (26 Oct 1958-4 Dec 2020), who passed from covid. This is his “Wonderful Land”

European classics

Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

J.S. Bach, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue BWV 903

A taste of Carnaval

Robert Schumann, Carnaval Op. 9, selections


Igor Stravinsky—Guido Agosti, Firebird

Contemporary France

Sur Un Même Accord

Henri Dutilleux, Prélude 2: Sur un même accord

Trio Op. 4

Composer: Alexander Liebermann
Performed by Ani Bukujian (violin), Madeleine Bouïssou (cello), and Juliann Ma (piano)

Rondeaux Op. 3

Composer: Alexander Liebermann
Performed by Onadek Winan (soprano) and Juliann Ma (piano)

Echos dans la vallée

Composer: Édith Lejet
Performed by Wen-Jing Yeh (clarinet), Kumiko Wada (violin), and Juliann Ma (piano)

Free Improvisation

Last Word: 4 notes

The Last Word Quartet: improv on 4 notes

With Chrysanthe Tan

Improv poetry with Chrysanthe Tan

Blast from the Past


Juliann Ma plays J.S. Bach’s E flat and G Major Marches.

F minor

Juliann Ma plays J.S. Bach’s Piano Concerto in F Minor.

Rach 2

Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2
I. Moderato.
Music Teachers Association of California State Piano Concerto Competition Finals