Xavier Aymonod


Xavier Aymonod studied piano at Aix-en-Provence conservatory and obtained unanimously a gold medal. He was laureate of international piano competition for outstanding amateurs in Paris from 1998 to 2000, and won 15th international piano competition for outstanding amateurs of Ecole Polytechnique. He was also semi-finalist of international piano competition for...

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Deirbhile Brennan


A music graduate of Trinity College Dublin and prize winner at major music festivals in Ireland and the UK, Deirbhile trained as a chartered accountant and pursued an ongoing career in business. Returning to the piano in 2009, Deirbhile won first prize at the Ile-de-France Amateur International Piano Competition, was...

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Nina Del Ser


Nina del Ser was born in 1996 in Sri Lanka to French and Spanish parents. She grew up in Kazakhstan and started her piano studies there, later moving to the UK. Having previously studied physics at Cambridge, Nina is now a first year PhD student in theory of condensed matter...

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Arnaud Dupont


Born in 1997, Arnaud Dupont began studying piano at 6 with Beatrice Tiquet and Tatiana Guerchovitch. He entered Rena Shereshevskaya’s class in 2009, famous professor from the Moscow Conservatory. After winning an unanimous First Prize for piano from the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory in 2011, he was also awarded first prizes for...

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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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Johannes Gaechter


Johannes Gaechter - pianist and computer-scientist, living in Germany near Stuttgart, was born in Alsace (France). His father, Michel Gaechter is a pianist and teaches piano at the conservatory in Strasbourg and his mother is a piano-teacher as well. Johannes learned to play piano at the age of four -...

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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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Lana & Slava Levin


The Levins were born in Soviet Union and graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where they studied with Yakov Milstein, Lev Vlasenko and Michael Pletnev. The family came to the United States in November 1989 and have since resided in Overland Park, Kansas. From 1989 to 1995 the couple...

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Brice Martin


Brice Martin was born in 1981 and began studying piano at the age of five. He gave his first concert at the age of 14 and was simultaneously admitted in the Nîmes Conservatory in the class of Catherine Silie, a former student of Yves Nat and Pierre Sancan. In 1999,...

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Patrick McDonald


Patrick McDonald instantly found a passion for the piano after his singing voice broke at the age of eleven. He was awarded a music scholarship to Diocesan College and then studied piano with Professor Lamar Crowson at UCT. Physical and emotional trauma got in the way of succeeding beyond this...

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Hannah Moatti


Hannah Moatti studied at Rueil-Malmaison Conservatoire, with Catherine Bertoix and Chantal Riou, where she obtained her Piano Excellence Prize as well as a 1st Prize in Chamber Music. Interested in accompaniment for many years, a field in which she obtained a 1st Prize in Angeline Pondepeyre's class, she often plays...

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Christophe Strassel


Christophe Strassel was born in Metz (France) in 1971. He started playing the violin at the age of 6 and got a « First Prize » in violin at the Conservatoire national de Région of Metz at the age of 12. He also studied the violin and chamber music at...

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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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