Piano

Juan_Pablo_Andrade_150x150 Juan Pablo Andrade (USA)

Costa Rican pianist Juan Pablo Andrade is the recipient of numerous awards, among them are the First Prize at the Artlivre International Piano Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil; First Prize in the National Piano Competition in CR; First Prize in the Concert of Soloists Competition at Arizona State University; First Prize at the UNCG Concerto Competition and Second Prize in the University of Costa Rica Concerto Competition. He has performed as soloist with the South Bend Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony, the UNCG Symphony, the ASU Symphony, the Central American Symphony,...

RossitzaBanova_photo_selection Rossitza Banova (Bulgaria/USA)

Bulgarian/American pianist Rossitza Banova has won First Prize in the UFAM International Piano Competition in Paris, France, Second Prize in the International Competition “Music and the Earth” in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Fourth Prize at the Usti Nad Labem Piano Competition in the Czech Republic. As an international solo recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Banova has performed in Austria, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand, and the United States, including the Bay Area, Bloomington, Boston, Las Vegas,...

vivian_cheng Vivian Cheng Wai (Hong Kong)

Vivian Cheng was awarded ten Outstanding Young Persons awards in 2009 in recognition of her outstanding achievements in music and in the promotion of art and culture. Steinway artist Cheng Wai is admired for her exquisite musicianship and consummate technical ability. She has performed in the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in USA, National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, etc. As one of Hong Kong most versatile and renowned pianists, she is active both as a soloist and chamber musician. She...

Larissa Dedova Larissa Dedova (Russia/USA)

For over 30 years LARISSA DEDOVA has performed extensively in concert halls throughout the world. She has performed with numerous orchestras, including St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Budapest, Moscow Philharmonic and Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, among many others.  As a recitalist, Ms. Dedova appears frequently in major venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.She has appeared as festival artist for numerous music festivals such as the William Kapell International Piano Festival at Maryland, Semaines...

Eduardo Delgado Eduardo Delgado (Argentina)

International audiences and critics have consistently recognized the fiery intensity, brilliance and contagious sensitivity in the pianism of Eduardo Delgado. His appearances have taken him to the major music capitals of four continents—Europe, South America, Asia and North America.  Through the wide span of Delgado’s repertoire from Bach to modern composers, audiences immediately feel and hear that music affects him very deeply and that he shares these profound and personal emotions freely with every listener. Some international plaudits include: “Virtuosity,...

maria_demina Maria Demina (Russia/ USA)

Maria Demina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and has been a professional pianist for over twenty years.  She began her piano studies at the age of six, with renowned pedagogue Vera Solovieva, and gave her first public recital in the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic when she was eight.  A natural performer with maturity well beyond her years, she was invited to play the premiere of Vladimir Ryvikin’s Piano Concerto at the tender age of ten.  She continued her musical studies with Professor Vladimir Shakin at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and graduated...

Karen_Follingstad_150x150 Karen Follingstad (USA)

KAREN FOLLINGSTAD has been Professor of Piano at San Diego State University since 1984. She has also taught at Indiana University, the University of Texas at Austin, Kent State University, the University of Akron, and was artist faculty at the Kent-Blossom Music Festival from 1992-94, where she coached chamber music and performed with principal members of the Cleveland Orchestra. As a solo recitalist, Dr. Follingstad has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America and has recorded for the Hessische Rundfunk and the Norwegian Radio. She has appeared as soloist...

Grace_Fong_150x150 Grace Fong, (USA)

Praised as “positively magical,” an artist of “rare eloquence and grace,” American pianist GRACE FONG enjoys a career as an international concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and teacher. She has gained critical acclaim in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, making appearances at major venues around the world, including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, Phillips Collection, Disney Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Great Hall in Leeds, UK, the Liszt Academy in Budapest,...

Mark_Fouxman150x150 Mark Fouxman (Russia/USA)

MARK FOUXMAN, a man of many talents—concert pianist, charismatic and inspiring piano teacher, inventor, audio and electronics engineer, microphone designer, and owner/chief designer of a successful microphone production company—has performed as a soloist, with orchestra, and in chamber music recitals in some of the greatest halls in Russia, Israel, and Holland, including the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Jerusalem Music Center, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He started piano lessons with his father, Vladimir Fouxman...

Tatiana_Gerasimova_concert-foto1 Tatiana Gerasimova (Russia/USA)

Concert pianist Tatiana Gerasimova won audience recognition as a soloist and chamber musician whose, bright and energetic personality; individual sound palette and strong stage presence make her performance unique and easily recognized. Gerasimova’s intensive concert schedule includes concert venues all over Europe, Russia and the USA. In addition to her solo recitals, she has performed with internationally renowned musicians such as  Sergey Khachatryan, Dora Schwarzberg, Alexander Rudin, Vladimir Chernov, Vagram Saradjian, Zakhar Bron, Nana Jashvili, Marina...

Boris_Konovalov_photo Boris Konovalov (Russia/Canada)

One of the most prominent pianists of his generation, Dr. Boris Konovalov received his education from the Novosibirsk Glinka Conservatory (under Prof. S. Gindis) and then the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (under Prof. Vera Gornostaeva, who in turn was a student of the legendary H. Neuhaus – the teacher of Gilels and Richter among others). At the age of 11, Boris was awarded first prize at the All-Siberia Piano Competition. At the age 21, he won first prize at the 1977 Russian National Piano Competition in Kazan. Since then, Dr. Konovalov had numerous tours in many...

franklevy_web Frank Lévy (Switzerland/USA)

Pianist Frank Lévy has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as an artist of rare poetic insight and communicative powers. A semi-finalist in the Leeds and Clara Haskil international piano competitions, Frank Lévy has an international career as a recitalist performing on many of the world’s great stages, including the Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Gusman Hall in Miami, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, The Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City, Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile and the Stadthaussaal in Winterthur. He...

Baruch_Meir_web Baruch Meir (Israel/USA)

“Baruch Meir is an exceptional artist. He did a beautiful performance of my piano work entitled ‘A Little Suite for Christmas,’ which was distinguished by deep musical insights and consummate technical skill. It was certainly one of the very finest performances this work of mine has ever received.” – George Crumb, composer; 1968 Pulitzer Prize in Music; 2001 Grammy award; 2004 Musical America Composer of the Year. Pianist Baruch Meir has performed extensively in Austria, China, England, France, Israel, Portugal, Serbia and throughout the United States....

Alexander_Mogilevsky Alexander Mogilevsky (Russia/Belgium)

Born in Odessa in 1977 into a family of musicians, Alexander Mogilevsky grew up in Moscow where he attended the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. His international career was launched in 1992 when he won the first Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Pianists. As a recitalist, Mr. Mogilevsky performs on some of the worlds most prestigious stages, including the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Londons Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall, the Tonhalle in Zurich, and the Salle Gaveau and Thibtre du Chbtelet in Paris. Among the...

Maxim_Mogilevsky Maxim Mogilevsky (USA)

Maxim Mogilevsky is often called one of the brightest pianists of his generation. Coming from a rich heritage of musicians (his father Yevgeny Mogilevsky, was the 1964 Brussels Queen Elisabeth Gold Medalist in Piano, his great grand-uncle Alexander Mogilevsky, violinist, was a close friend of Scriabin and world premiered Rachmaninoff Trio op 9 with the author, David Mogilevsky, Cello, founded Glazunov String Quartet and performed with Shostakovich, and great grandfather Leonid Mogilevsky, conductor, was the founder of Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra that just celebrated its...

vadim_monastryski Vadim Monastyrski (Israel)

Vadim Monastyrski received his musical education from the Moscow Gnesin Institute under the guidance of Theodor Gutman (pupil of the legendary Henrich Neihaus). He is a Bronze medallist of Liszt – Bartok International Piano Competition in Budapest, Hungary in 1976, and a winner of a Gold medal at the Haendel International Festival in Halle, Germany in 1979. “His performance of the Sonata in B – Minor by Liszt left us astounded. We were as though hypnotized. This masterpiece is the top of Liszt’s creative work. The canvas of music woven by the pianist seemed to...

Ksenia_Nosikova_150x150 Ksenia Nosikova (Russia/ USA)

KSENIA NOSIKOVA, praised for“impressive musicianship, musically very poetic, full of light, warmth, and joy” and “brilliant, full of grace and the most astonishing precision, refined sensibility and exquisite pianism” by theBoston Globe, New York Concert Reviews,and other press, has performed extensively in Europe, Asia, Russia, USA, and South America.The scope of herconcert engagements expands from prestigious professional concert venues, such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, City Hall Theatre in Hong Kong, Chetham’s...

Dmitry_Rachmanov Dmitry Rachmanov (USA)

Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov has garnered much acclaim for his passionate performances, refined musicianship and brilliant pianism. Hailed as an “indisputable musician” by the Brussels’ Le Soir and “suave and gifted pianist’ by the New York Times, Rachmanov has been heard at venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican and South Bank Centres, Moscow’s International House of Music, Beijing Concert Hall, and his tours brought him to Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East. He...

Kei_Saotome Kei Saotomé (Japan/France)

Kei Saotomé was born into a family of artists in Tokyo. At the age of 8, she was introduced to Olivier Messiaen and his wife Yvonne Loriod, and moved to Paris on their recommendation. While under the tutelage of the French pianist, she began performing in public and participated in several television programs in France and Japan. At the age of 18, as a student of Michel Béroff, she received First Prize in piano and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and went on to study in Germany, Russia and Switzerland. Her professors included...

Eugene_Skovorodnikov_photo_web Eugene Skovorodnikov (Russia/Canada)

“ Extraordinary performance… represented all the impressive characteristics of the Grand School… incomparable elegance and enchanting power…” “ Il Ponte”, Italy “…His performance of the “Wanderer” Fantasia by Schubert hypnotized us… Mr. Skovorodnikov’s powerful inspiration and sovereign technique allowed him to create perfection and beauty of the real sound image” – Musica e Scuola, Italy “… Eugene captured attention of the audience with his perfect mastery and polished sense of style, full of life and romanticism… he...

AlexeySokolov Alexey Sokolov (Russia/China)

Alexey Sokolov is the First Prize and Grand Prize winner of the Yamaha Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy, Honorary Professor of the Tianjin Conservatory, bearer of a special diploma and the UNICEF Prize as the best teacher of the UNICEF International Piano Competition, as well as winner of the Friendship Tianjin City Award (established by the city of Tianjin for a major contribution to cultural development). Professor Alexey Sokolov graduated from Russia’s oldest music school, the St. Petersburg Conservatory. From 1997 to 1999, he taught piano at the...

Tamas Ungar Tamas Ungar (Hungary/ USA)

Pianist Tamás Ungár has earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful performances and innovative programming. A regular guest artist at numerous music centers in the United States, he also performs and teaches frequently all over the globe. During the past seasons, he performed in America, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Romania, England, Taiwan, Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China, Korea and Japan. Some of the highlights of these include performances with the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, performing as soloist/conductor of Mozart Piano Concertos at the...

Mikhail Volchok Mikhail Volchok (Russia/USA)

The  key  to  his  success  lies  in  this  classical  formula: talent  plus  work”.  This  is  what  the  famous  Russian  pianist  and  teacher, Professor  Pavel  Serebriakov, said  about  his  pupil. Mikhail  Volchok  was  lucky  enough  to  study  in  the  best  schools  of  Russia: with  Professor  Yakov  Zak  at  the  Tchaikovsky  Conservatory  in  Moscow (1968 – 1972) and  with  Professor  Pavel  Serebriakov  at  the  Rimsky-Korsakov  Conservatory  in  St. Petersburg  for  his  BM and DMA...

Vlada Vassilieva featured Vlada Vassilieva (Mexico)

Mexican pianist of Russian descent, Vlada Vassilieva has performed at the principal concert venues in Mexico, United States of America, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, The Netherlands, China and Canada. Winner of the Nadia Reisenberg Piano Award in New York (2010); top-prize winner at the “Claudio Herrera” National Piano Competition in Mexico (2006), Russian Music International Competition in United States (2004), Angelica Morales – Yamaha National Piano Competition in Mexico (2003), International Competition for Young Pianists in Ukraine...

Youlia_Zaichkina Youlia Zaichkina (Russia/Belgium)

Born in Nizhni Novgorod in 1982, Youlia Zaichkina studied at the Musical College of Nizhni Novgorod and made her debut at the age of seven. In the age of nine she made a concert tour in Germany playing six recitals in the most important cities. Among several Prizes includes: First Prize and the title of “The Best Pianist Of The Year” at the National Competition “Vocation” (1997), International Yamaha Award (2002), International Piano Competition of the City of Huesca in Spain (2003). In September 2002 she performed at the Opening Concert of Valery...

Anatoly Zatin Anatoly Zatin (Russia/Mexico)

Winner of international music festivals in Russia, Korea, Italy and Hungary, Anatoly Zatin has been awarded with the UNICEF Medal of Honour for his activities as pianist and conductor. He has toured Sweden, Norway, Deutschland, Finland, England, France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, China, Korea, United States of America and Mexico in numerous occasions, performing at many of the world”s most important concert venues. He has recorded for companies such as “Melodia” in Russia, “Azzura Music” in Italy, and “Aurora Records” in...

Jin_Zhang_Photo_cut Jin Zhang (China)

Jin Zhang, praised for his impressive contribution to China’s piano pedagogy, is a professor of piano at the Central Conservatory of Music. He has been on the jury panel for numerous competitions and has given masterclasses at various music festivals. Jin Zhang’s students have won awards at the International Competition for Young Pianists, “A Step Towards Mastery”   (St. Petersburg, Russia), the International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition, the Villa-Lobos International Piano Competition, the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, the...

Yin_Zheng_150x150 Yin Zheng (USA)

Pianist YIN ZHENG enjoys a vibrant career of performing and teaching across Europe, US, and Asia. A Ukrainian Newspaper has described her playing as “an astonishing torrent of images, passages, and themes,  amazing the audience with an unbelievable technical precision that was balanced by delicate melodic and dynamic nuances.” She has been featured on leading music stages such as Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York City and, in worldwide reputable music festivals in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, China and Canada. She has...