Dale Backus


Dale Backus is a project lead engineer for KBRwyle in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He helps oversee antenna ground station upgrades for the Air Force Satellite Control Network with locations globally. He is currently overseeing a repair/upgrade effort on a 10-meter antenna system in Diego Garcia which is a located in...

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Louis Dalaveris


Louis Dalaveris was born in Greece and grew up in Pennsylvania, USA. He studied with several local teachers during high school, and then attended Columbia University where he majored in Chemistry and minored in German Literature, and also studied piano with Niels Ostbye. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi...

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Robert Finley


Robert Finley was born in Hull, England, and is a retired electronics engineer. He began to play the piano at the age of 7, studied at Trinity College of Music and with Norma Fisher, Albert Ferber and in the masterclasses of Jorge Bolet, Louis Kentner and Vlado Perlemuter. He studied...

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Matthias Fischer


Matthias Fischer from Germany got his first piano lessons from his parents. He won prizes at German youth-competitions for piano solo and duo. He studied piano in Munich but switched to medicine after one year (1994). His medical thesis was about localization of a memory in Drosophila flies. Currently he...

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Robert Fuchs


Robert Fuchs was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, in 1939. He began his piano studies when he was 4 years old. Being 8 years old he played for the first time with orchestra, pursuing a piano career during his youth years. During this period, Fuchs gave many recitals and...

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Gil Jetley


Gil Jetley began piano lessons at age 9 and at 16 won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. Not having the confidence to pursue a career in music he left after two years and worked as a computer operator before gaining a Bachelor of Education degree...

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Pauline Kempf


Born in 1990, Pauline Kempf started studying violin at the Maurice Ravel Conservatory of Music of Paris with Larissa Kolos and then of Saskia Lethiec. She graduated in violin from the Versailles CRR (Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional) and later graduated in music theory from the Paris CRR. She then studied...

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Jean-Marc Kerisit


Jean-Marc Kerisit started playing the violin at the age of 6. He studied at the Conservatoire National de Region de Rennes (FR) where he obtained a first prize at the age of 14. Jean-Marc participated in various orchestras, as for instance the Loewenguth Symphonic Orchestra, and created and animated orchestral...

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Julien Kurtz


Julien Kurtz started the piano at 5 and got his initial training from Catherine Silie, a former assistant of French pianist Pierre Sancan. Later on, he studied in the Marseille conservatory, then in the Cachan Music school, where he got his piano degree in 2002. He is currently studying with...

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Julien Lombardo


Born in Toulouse in 1980, Julien Lombardo started playing the piano at the age of 6. His meeting with his teacher Jean-Claude Oleon in Bastia revealed soon his passion for classical music and the instrument. Julien then studied at the Conservatory of Marseille in the class of Erik Berchot and...

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Dmitri Novikov


Dmitry Novikov was born in 1984 in Kiev. Before entering the Moscow State University (MSU) lived in Tula. Graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of the MSU in 2007. Graduated from the New Economic School (Moscow) in 2009. Dmitry has a PhD degree in Mathematics. He has won...

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Bruno Ory-Lavollée


Bruno Ory-Lavollée was born in Paris in 1959. He loves the city and lives on the hill of Montmartre, near the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur. He is a high-ranking civil servant and has worked at the revenue court, the Cour des comptes, and also in the cultural sector: notably,...

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Carlos Ovando


Carlos Enrique Ovando was born in Buenos Aires. He started studying the piano as a young kid with Roberto Saccente. He then studied in the National Conservatory (Lopez Buchardo) with Maria Teresa Criscuolo, and later with Antonio de Raco. Later on, he followed Maestro Bruno Leonardo Gelber's masterclasses for 2...

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Paul Anthony Romero


Romero composed his first piano concerto at the age of 13 which was premiered at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony orchestra conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich. Romero was the piano soloist. Romero is currently composing a 3-hour soundtrack score for Trion World Network. Romero is the winner of several...

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Esfir Ross


I was born in Moldavia, USSR and started study piano at age 6 in local music school. I continue my music education in Kishinev capital of Moldova and graduated from Kishinev conservatory in 1970 where I worked till emigration to Israel, then to Greece and came to USA in 1980....

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Brock Summers


Dr. Brock Summers is a noted classical saxophonist in Los Angeles. He began his studies at the age of 14 in Tennessee and continued studying the instrument at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Summers went on to become a successful medical doctor but returned to the saxophone 12 years ago. He has...

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Geoffroy Vauthier


Geoffroy Vauthier was awarded the First prize of the International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs in Paris in 1996 by all three juries (professional pianists, press and public). He took his third cycle diploma in Victoria Melki's class, then went on studying with Denyse Rivière and Jean-Marc Luisada ; he...

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