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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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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Felicia Cheng


Felicia started playing the piano at the age of 5 in Taiwan. Her teachers include Prof. John Vaughan (Taipei), Prof. Mikhail Kazakevich (London), and Prof. Christopher Oakden (Hannover). She was a finalist in the International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs in Paris (2008) and the 2nd prize winner of Claviarium...

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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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Romain Coharde


Romain Coharde began to study the piano in the Champagne region, with his teacher Monique Didier, with whom he still works regularly. During his learning years, he won several first prizes in national competitions in France. He graduated as an engineer for Météo-France, the state service for weather prediction, but...

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Christine Delbeau


Italy's Il Messagero enthusiastically noted, it was particularly compelling to follow the development of the music as guided by this great American soloist so in tune with the music she so intimately interprets. After her debut as a concerto soloist at age 10, Marie-Christine Delbeau continued to win prizes in...

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Henri Delbeau


Dr. Henri Delbeau began his piano studies at 7. He soon after made his orchestral debut with a New York City area orchestra as a soloist, as well as winning several prizes in national and international competitions. Since then, he has had many solo, chamber and orchestral performances, both in...

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François-René Duchâble


François-René Duchâble (born 22 April 1952, in Paris) is a French pianist. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, and at the age of 13 won the institution's first prize in piano. Three years later, he placed 11th at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels, and in 1973 he...

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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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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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Simon Grisdale


Simon Grisdale's introduction to playing music started at age four, with the violin. Piano lessons followed shortly after, at age six. For both primary school and secondary schools he obtained music scholarships and had a deep involvement in many musical activities. For university Simon opted for a different route, majoring...

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Cécile Guillon


Born in 1986, Cecile Guillon began studying the cello at the age of seven in Paris with Frantz Wiener and in the conservatories of Levallois-Perret and Bobigny with David Louwerse. Along with music, she pursued her studies in literature and linguistics in Paris and Berlin, got a bi-disciplinary License in...

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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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Vincent Letourmy


Vincent Letourmy was born in 1970 in Paris. He studied Mathematics on Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris, and Signal processing in a Telecom Engineering School near Paris. After holding different Engineering and program management positions in the electronic industry, he has been working as Export Program Manager in...

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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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Jeremias Mameghani


Born Sep. 7th, 1979 in Neuss/Germany. Finished school in June 1998, begin of law studies in University of Dusseldorf in October 1998, 1st exam in July 2004, 2nd exam in January 2007. Since March 2007 selfemployed lawyer in Dusseldorf, specialized on social law and administrative law. First piano lesson February...

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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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Winston Maxwell


Winston Maxwell started violin at the age of 4 under the Suzuki method. He studied violin with Marlon Carlson (Oregon State University), Zvi Zeitlin (Music Academy of the West) and Sonya Monosoff (Cornell), before getting a law degree at Cornell Law School (New York). Today Winston Maxwell practices law in...

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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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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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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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Jean-Pierre Salmona


Jean-Pierre Salmona started studying piano at 6, first with Jeannine Barbulée, then with Charlotte Causeret and Jules Gentil at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. He then began studying medicine, worked for several years in hospitals, before settling as a cardiologist in 1986. At the same time he continued...

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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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Robin Stephenson


Robin Stephenson started playing the piano at the age of 7, after one year of violin lessons. It was at the age of 15, after his meeting with french concert pianist Olivier Cazal, that the piano became his main instrument. After taking the baccalauréat in 2005, he started studies in...

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Hiroaki Taniguchi


Hiroaki Taniguchi was born in Tsuyama-city (Okayama-pref.), Japan in 1970 and began to study Piano at the age of 5. After graduation from Kwansei-University he started to work at the Nishinomiya-city hall. He received the diploma of the «École Normale de Musique de Paris» in 2005. He has studied piano...

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Oleg Vainstein


Oleg Vainshtein was born in 1978 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and began to study music since he was five years old. Oleg then studied in St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Music College with L.A. Vasilyeva. After the his post graduate education Oleg was invited as a teacher on piano faculty. Now...

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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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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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