Michael Cheung


Born with a condition on the left hand, Michael was prescribed the piano by a hand surgeon as a physiotherapy starting age 4. He displayed a growing interest in the piano and trained under private tutors and in masterclasses in North America, Europe and Asia. The piano took a hiatus...

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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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Luiz De Moura Castro


Luiz de Moura Castro was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he received his early training and graduated Summa cum Laude from the National School of Music. He continued his studies at the Liszt Academy of Budapest. De Moura Castro made his debut recital in the Teatro Municipal, Rio...

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Gabor Eckhardt


Gábor Eckhardt was born in Budapest in 1957. He started his piano studies at the age of six at the famous Zoltán Kodály Elementary Music School. He graduated at the Béla Bartók Conservatory as a student of Edit Hambalkó in 1975. He gained admisssion to the second year at the...

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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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Thierry Goldwaser


French pianist Thierry Goldwaser began music studies in Paris at age 10. In 2005, Thierry receives first prize at the International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs in Paris. In 2010 he also gets a special prize at the International Piano Amateur Competition in Berlin. Thierry has made recital appearances in...

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Pierre Hamel


Pierre Hamel started playing violin at the age of 8 in Rouen (France), where his teachers were Mesdames H�bert and S�nard. He pursued both musical and scientific studies (Ecole Polytechnique), and then followed masterclasses with Dominique Hoppenot and with Dinu Bogdanas, the first violin of the Enesco Quartett. After having...

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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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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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Cathryn Lai


Cathryn Lai works in New Product Development as a Senior Principal Product Manager at WMS Gaming. She has an MBA degree in Strategic Management from DePaul University and a MM in Piano Performance from University of Houston where she studied with renowned pianist Abbey Simon. Cathryn completed her undergraduate studies...

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Grace Lee


Singaporean violinist Grace Lee has won major prizes at music competitions, including 2nd Prize at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition in 2004 (where she was also awarded a special prize for the best performance of a Prokofiev violin sonata), the Len Lickorish Memorial Prize at the 2007 Royal Over-Seas...

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Lana 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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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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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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Dominic Piers-Smith


Dominic Piers Smith is Principle Aerodynamicist for Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team. His most recent design took Lewis Hamilton to the 2014 world championship and was the most successful car in Formula One history. Dominic studied Aeronautical Engineering, having chosen to keep music as a hobby at age 18....

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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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Abel Sanchez-Aguilera


Abel Sánchez-Aguilera was born in Madrid. He studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid under the direction of Fernando Puchol, where he graduated in 1999. Subsequently, he has attended for two years the Piano Interpretation and Performance seminar with Ya-Fei Chuang at the New England Conservatory (Boston,...

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Ariel Sirat


Ariel Sirat is an Amateur pianist, and he has been performing since many years concerts as a soloist or in chamber music. He learned the piano in Vienne (France) and at Lyon and Versailles Conservatories. He won several prizes at amateur piano competitions (Concours de piano et de musique de...

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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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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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