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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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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Daniel Chow


Daniel Chow is dually versed as a Chartered Accountant and a dynamic concert pianist. He has performed in prestigious venues including Salle Gaveau in Paris, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle, Chan Centre in Vancouver and performances broadcasted on NPR and CBC. In addition, Daniel is well versed as...

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Mikhail Dubov


Mikhail Dubov graduated from Université Paris-Est in 2016 and is currently working in London as a data scientist. Being an award winner of the prestigious International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Paris (2014, 3d prize & Press award), he is very active as an amateur pianist. His repertoire ranges...

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Olivier Dupont


Olivier Dupont is a financial engineer. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 2010, and then started working for the HSBC bank as a financial analyst. He also studied piano at the Tourcoing conservatory, where he received his first Prize in piano performance and Chamber music....

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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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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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Olivier Korber


Olivier Korber doubles as concert pianist and economist. His first album Double Jeu released in February 2018 with 1001 Notes has been awarded by the musical press (Diapason and Pizzicato magazines, 4 and 5 stars respectively). After graduating from the CNR of Paris in Billy Eidi’s class in 2003, Olivier...

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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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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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Ekaterina Mechetina


Ekaterina Mechetina is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation and a leading light in piano performance and the advancement of art and culture in Russia. What marks her out however is not only the awards and accolades she has achieved throughout her career, but also the...

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Charles-Thibault Petit


Born in 1987, Charles-Thibault began his musical studies in Paul Dukas academy (Paris) in 1994. He obtained there in 2002 his qualifications in musical notification and studied piano from 1995 to 2001 with Professor Florence Aramburu. Totally seduced by the oboe during a concert, he has been student of Professor...

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Tristan Pfaff


Tristan Pfaff is a regular guest of the most prestigious venues: Festival d'Auvers-sur-Oise, the Folles Journées, Heidelberg, Nohant, the Roque d'Anthéron, Liszt en Provence, the Serres d'Auteuil, the Musicales du Golfe, Menton, Pablo Casals, Orangerie de Bagatelle, Cité de la Musique, Victoria Hall, Petit Palais, Salle Cortot, Hotel Matignon, the...

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Thomas Prat


Thomas Prat graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in 2009, a French engineering school. He’s working in insurance area as a modeling actuary specialized in financial risk and life insurance. He started piano at 6. In parallel with his engineering studies he studied with Jean Marie Cottet at Conservatoire National de...

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Polina Rendak


Polina Rendak was born in the northern Russian city of Petrozavodsk. At home everyone played the piano, and Polina was no exception. She did not stop playing when she moved to Moscow to study economics at Higher School of Economics. Currently, Polina holds a Masters Degree in finance from HEC...

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Ian Roy


Ian was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and attended Wick High School. He began playing the piano at age eight and studied initially with Emma Bruce in Wick. After leaving Wick High School he studied for two degrees in maths and physics at the University of Aberdeen. Ian then worked on...

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Anna Trukhina


Anna Trukhina was born in Moscow and started playing the violin at the age of eight. It became clear very soon that her life will be inextricably intertwined with music. After nine years at school, she continued her violin studies at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, which...

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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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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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