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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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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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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Ye Feng


Ye Feng was born in Shanghai on 24th of Dec, 1979 and started learning piano since he was 6. He has never studied in any conservatory or music school. He now works in the home theater equipments business. A boring guy who knows nothing but classical & Jazz music, movies,...

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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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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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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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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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Loïc Lafontaine


French pianist Loïc Lafontaine grew up in Martinique and later got his musical training in the Bordeaux conservatory, before his admission in the Paris Conservatory. He received many prizes in international competitions, including the Jury, Press and Audience prizes in the Paris international piano competition for outstanding amateurs in 2010,...

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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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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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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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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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Siheng Song


Pianist Siheng Song was born in Shanghai, China in 1981 and is widely regarded as one of the top pianists of his generation. In 2002, he started studying abroad in France in the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Prof. Marian Rybicki. After receiving his Diploma of Concert Pianist,...

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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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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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