Artists

Guest Artists

Boris Kuschnir
“What a gif­ted viol­in­ist! Won­der­ful sound, very vir­tu­oso, strong and well coordin­ated fin­gers and very good music­al struc­ture as a whole!”- Dav­id...
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Olga Makarina
Born in Archangel, Russia, Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Makarina, made her first New York appearances at New York City Opera as Lucia di Lammermoor and has performed there as Gilda in...
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Polina Osetinskaya
“A master jeweller. In her subtle, if not to say refined, refined interpretation the composer appeared as a philosophical intellectual, and it is thanks to these pensive and critical...
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Alexander Rudin
The Russian conductor and cellist, Alexander Rudin, graduated from the Gnesin GMPI (now: the Russian Gnesin Academy of Musi)c in 1983 (his professors in cello and piano were Lev Evgrafov and Yury...
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Alexander Knaifel
“Alexander Knaifel’s music stands as one of the most important revelations of the recent years.”-Frankfurter Rundschau “In his way of seeing and interpreting the world, in his...
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Piano

Eteri Andjaparidze
Pianist ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE has gained international acclaim as one of the most versatile artists and insightful pedagogues. Ms. Andjaparidze has performed on the world’s most prestigious concert...
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Juan Pablo Andrade
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...
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Eduardo Delgado
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...
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Karen Follingstad
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...
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Grace Fong
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...
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Mark Fouxman
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...
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Tatiana Gerasimova Festival Director
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...
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Arthur Greene
"A profound musician" - The Washington Post; "A masterful pianist" – The New York Times; "Intoxicating appeal" - Mainichi Daily News, Japan; "A romantic splendor of sound-colors" - Ruhr...
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Erna Gulabyan
ERNA GULABYAN was born in Erevan, Armenia. Her musical training began at the age of three. At the age of six, she entered the Central Music School for gifted children. After graduating from the...
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Boris Konovalov
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...
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Frank Levy
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...
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Vassily Lobanov
Born in Moscow, Vasily Lobanov began his piano lessons at the Central Music School in Moscow. After his first lesson he was soon transferred to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He studied piano with...
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Baruch Meir
“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...
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Ksenia Nosikova
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...
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Elena Rossman
Elena Rossman is a well-known and widely respected teacher of classical piano and an avid supporter of the development and musical growth of extraordinarily gifted musicians from around the...
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Vadim Sakharov
Vadim Sakharov, an outstanding representative of Russian piano tradition, graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire where he studied with Jacob Milstein and later became his assistant. He was a...
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Alexey Sokolov
Alexey Sokolov is the I prize and Grand Prix Winner of the Yamaha Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy, Honorary Professor of Tianjin Conservatory, the bearer of a special diploma...
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Polina Tonchuk
Polina was born in 1986 into a family of musicians in Irkutsk, Russia. She began her music career early on, winning her first piano competition (first prize) at the age of six and making her...
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Tamas Ungar
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...
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Vlady Vassilieva
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,...
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Xiao Wu
Pianist Xiao Wu is currently the head of the piano department at the Central Conservatory of Music, Piano Academy at Gulangyu, Xiamen. Xiao Wu first began playing piano at the age of 5. He went on...
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Anatoly Zatin
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...
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Jin Zhang
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...
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Violin

Regina Brandstätter
Austrian violinist  Regina Brandstätter runs a very successful violin studio at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, where she has been teaching since 1996 and was appointed...
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Alexandre Brussilovsky
Born in the Ukraine, ALEXANDRE BRUSSILOVSKY completed his musical education at the Moscow Conservatoire under Yuri Yankelevitch, Maya Glezarova, Felix Andrievsky and Leonid Kogan. He won top...
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Bin Huang
Bin Huang, one of the most outstanding violinists from China, endeared herself to the musical world when at age fourteen she won the Junior Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Lublin,...
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Vladimir Landsman
At the age of 12, on the recommendation of David Oistrakh, Vladimir Landsman left the Ukraine for Moscow to continue his studies at the Central Music School and at the Conservatory with his...
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Solomia Soroka
“Only the most ambitious violinist could attempt all three of Brahms’s Sonatas in the one recital, and only an unusually gifted one could play them as well as did Simon Fischer” – The...
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Betul Soykan
Dr. Betul Soykan is the Assistant Professor of Violin at Wichita State University, having previously taught at the University of Texas-RGV IN Brownsville. Being trained one of the best...
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Chico-Ling Sun
Ms. Chiao-Ling Sun holds the post of Violin Professor of Music Department at the National Taiwan University of Arts. There, she is presently teaching violin performance, chamber music, and string...
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Viola

Lauren Burns Hodges
LAUREN BURNS HODGES currently serves as Lecturer in Viola at Valdosta State University, Principal Viola of the Valdosta Symphony, violist of the Azalea String Quartet, and Director of the South...
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Alicia Valoti
ALICIA MARIE VALOTI has held an internationally fruitful music career as a young violist. Beginning as a pianist at Indiana University Bloomington, she eventually came to study the viola and later...
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Cello

Suren Bagratuni
Winner of the Silver Medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory, Suren Bagratuni has gone to a distinguished international career as a...
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Kalin Ivanov
Kalin Ivanov, cellist, is a prominent soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist. Compared by the press to Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Piatigorsky and Jacqueline du Pré he is...
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Vladimir Panteleyev
Vladimir Panteleyev, is a Professor of Cello at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. He is also a faculty member of the Special Music School and Lucy Moses School at the Elaine Kaufman Center in New...
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Vagram Saradjian
Vagram Saradjian gave his first public recital at age 9 and won his first prize at the Russian National Competition at age 18, which put him in the country's national spotlight. International...
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Voice

Jurate Svedaite
Possesssing a vocal artistry and stage presence capable of “transfixing audiences with moments of opera magic,” Lithuanian soprano, Jurate Švedaite, has performed throughout Europe and the...
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