Victoria Bragin


Philippine-born Victoria Bragin was a chemistry professor at Pasadena City College in California and program director in the DIvision of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation in the U.S., managing projects involving digital libraries and curriculum development. She is the only woman to win first-prize in the Cliburn International...

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Florian Chevallier


A graduate of the ingenior school Centrale Paris, Florian Chevallier is working in the energy sector as marketing director in ENGIE. As a passionate young musician, Florian Chevallier studied in the Conservatoire national de région in Lyon, where he graduated at the age of 12. In 1998, as a student...

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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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Tristan Dély


Tristan Dély was born in France in 1980.Started his studies in Nice and continued his education at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris under the tutorship of Professor Bruno Pasquier.He also studied in the departement of chamber music in the class of the Ysaye Quartet.He took part in 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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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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Jun Fujimoto


Born 1968 in Guelph, Ontario Canada, pianist Jun Fujimoto changed career paths in the mid-90's and entered the world of music business and arts administration. In 1996, he was employed by Warner Music Canada as National Marketing Manager for Classical and Specialty repertoire. In 1999, Jun joined the administration of...

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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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Björn Grünewälder


Born in 1973 in Bielefeld (North Rhine Westphalia), Björn Grünewälder took up the cello at the age of nine, studying at the Bielefeld School of Music and Arts under Hans-Gerd Sturm and Rosemarie Seidel. He was subsequently selected for the gifted pupils class and began studies in pianoforte. Björn Grünewälder...

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Luke Hnenny


Luke Hnenny was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He began studying the violin at the age of four in the Suzuki Strings Program with Karen Bindle and subsequently went on to study with Lillian Jen-Payzant and Julia Ruby. His orchestral experience has included nine years as a violinist...

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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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Caroline Kirchhoff


Caroline Kirchhoff started playing piano at the age of five. She studied with Klaus Hellwig in Essen, with Volker Banfield in Hamburg and with Leonard Shure in Boston. After her Konzertexamen she taught piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. Additional to her musical career, she studied business economics....

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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 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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Wilfried Lingenberg


Wilfried Lingenberg was born in Southwest Germany in 1969 and studied Classics and Mathematics in Bonn (Germany) and Oxford (UK). After several years as a management consultant, he is now teaching Latin, Mathematics, and Greek at a Gymnasium (upper secondary school) in Pirmasens, and Latin Literature at Saarbrücken University. Earlier...

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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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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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Ron Potts


Ron Potts, 68, grew up in Salem Oregon, USA and began piano lessons at age 4. He made several decisions along the way that turned his path from a performing arts career to medicine, but has relished the opportunity to give benefit recitals from time to time since the late...

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Carman Rabuka


At the age of four, Carman Rabuka was introduced to the cello. He began his studies in Saskatoon, Canada, under the direction of John Payzant and later Terrence Sturge, completing his Associate of the Royal Conservatory in cello performance in 1999. He went on to study under the direction of...

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Allicent Ratzlaff


Born in Japan in 1975 from French and American parents, Allicent D. Ratzlaff began studying piano at the age of four. At age 9, she started taking lessons from Irina Naumova, Lev Naumov, and Vera Gornostaeva. She was influenced in her musical upbringing by three different countries : Russia, Japan...

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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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Gordian Sehrig


Gordian Sehrig was born on June 16th, 1957 and grew up in Berlin. In parallel to studying Electronics on Berlin Technical University he underwent an intense musical education on the flute. He studied with renowned teachers like James Galway, Colin Fleming and Beate-Gabriela Schmitt. After holding several technical and management...

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Christopher Shih


Physician and pianist Christopher Shih has been hailed by The New York Times as "an intelligent and thoughtful musician." He has performed in major venues in over a dozen countries around the globe, and has soloed with numerous orchestras, including repeated engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC....

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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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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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Dmytro Vynohradov


<b>Dmytro Vynohradov</b> was born on April 26th 1970 in Kiev, Ukraine in a family of famous movie director, as a successor of a dynasty dedicated to the art, music and literature. In his early childhood he has shown great music abilities and particularly as a piano player. Growing amongst musicians,...

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Thomas Yu


Dr. Thomas Yu has redefined what it means to be an amateur pianist, owning a busy periodontal practice while performing with the BBC Orchestra of Wales, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as a guest soloist at Berliner Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Munich...

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Eberhard Zagrosek


Eberhard Zagrosek was born into a family of musicians. He grew up in Munich and Regensburg in Bavaria in Germany. He spent seven years in a famous boy's choir, «Regensburger Domspatzen». His musical education started with piano at the age of six and was very intense until he was 18....

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Joan Zarry


Joan was born into a musical family in Toronto, Canada. Her businessman father began his career as a jazz musician and in later life regularly combined business trips with sitting in and playing with bands in New Orleans and other cities. Joan graduated from the University of Toronto with a...

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