Hij volgde masterclasses bij o.a. Anner Bijlsma, Paul Katz, Pieter Wispelwey en Mstislav Rostropovich. Hij soleert regelmatig met orkest.
Sinds 2012 is hij plaatsvervangend aanvoerder cello in Phion en sinds 2019 solocellist van het ASKO|Schönberg ensemble.
Shuann Chai is an active and engaging performer, recognised for her interpretations on a wide range of historical pianos as well as the modern piano. She began piano lessons at age 5 in a group class at the local YWCA and had a number of wonderful teachers in her early years, including Jack Radunsky, a former student of the pianist/composer Percy Grainger. Shuann earned degrees from Oberlin (majoring in Biology, as well as Piano with a Fortepiano minor) and the New England Conservatory. She also had the privilege of private studies with pianists such as Norma Fisher and Claus-Christian Schuster, and worked extensively with Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti.
As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in the Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), De Doelen (Rotterdam), the Orlando Festival (Limburg, Netherlands); Festival La Folle Journée, Suntory Hall, Izumi Hall, (Japan); Bach en Combrailles, the American Church of Paris (France); Troldsalen (Norway), National Concert Hall (Taipei), St. Cecilia’s Hall (Edinburgh), Jordan Hall (Boston), and the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), to name but a few.