EON International Music Academy
Professor an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Germany
독일 한스 아이슬러 국립 음악대학 교수
Professor at Barenboim-Said Academy in Seville, Spain
스페인 세비야 바렌보임-사이드 아카데미 교수
Also described by the Gramophone Magazine as "virtuoso of power and poetry", Eldar Nebolsin is considered one of the most versatile and interesting musicians of his generation. Since 2013, after getting a position as Professor at the piano faculty of the Hanns Eisler school of Music, Eldar is actively engaged in teaching.
His students already won several top prizes on the leading competitions like Santander, Tel-Aviv Rubinstein, Chopin Warsaw, Montreal, Gina Bachauer, Geneva or the Grieg international piano Competitions.
A former student of renowned Russian pianist and teacher Dmitri Bashkirov, Eldar currently records for the Naxos label. His debut album, Rachmaninov's Preludes op 23 and 32 earned the Classicstoday.com praise "close to stunning ... Nebolsin's is a truly exceptional excursion into the music of Rachmaninov ", while his second album released the following year, both Liszt Piano Concertos and Totentanz with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko,earned top place on Naxos' Bestseller's Digital Platform for six consecutive months.
The next albums for Naxos were Ernst von Dohnanyi ́s Variations of Nursery Theme, with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Jo-Ann Falletta released in May 2010, and Chopin's allworks for piano and orchestra with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Antoni Wit released in August 2010 followed by a solo album of works by Schubert released in the summer of 2011. The piano quartets by Brahms are soon to follow. Earlier recordings include two albums for Decca - a solo works by Chopin and Liszt, and Chopin's Piano Concerto with the DeutschesSymphony Orchester Berlin and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Some of Eldar's more recent engagements are re-invitations to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vasily Petrenko and Alexander Shelley, an all-Liszt evening Lisbon with Jaime Martin, his debut with Helsinki Philharmonic under the direction of Ralf Gothoni, and a recital tour in Canada and USA with Eldar's frequent partner, Maxim Rysanov, viola, as well as his debut with MDR Symphony Orchestra and Jun Markl at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, and a tour throughout Spain performing Listz's 2nd Piano concerto withthe Royal Seville Philharmonic Orchestra.
Eldar also returned for the third time to perform with London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this time sharing the stage with Josep Caballé-Domenech. He debuts in both recital and concerto repertoire in Brisbane, Australia, as well as in Taiwan and is invited to perform at the famous Spectrum concerts and festival in Utrecht next to Janine Jansen.
In the Chamber Music field, Eldar collobarates with some of the world's most renowned musicians such as Julian Rachlin, Maxim Rysanov, Janine Jansen, Gary Hoffman, Jens Peter Mainz. Recent chamber music engagements include performances with the Leipziger Streichquartett, Barnabas Kelemen, Miklos Perennyi, Alexander Melnikov and Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt.
In 2005 Eldar Nebolsin was unanimously awarded the Sviatoslav Richter Prize in the 1st edition of the International Piano Competition in Moscow where he was also honored with the special Award for the best Classical Concerto performance.
Eldar's international performances have taken him to the stages of some of the most famous orchestras of the world - New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sankt Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with outstanding conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Ricardo Chally, Yuri Temirkanov, Leonard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vasili Petrenko, Nikolaj Alexeev, Vladimir Spivakov or Lawrence Foster amongst many others.
Eldar lives with his family in Berlin since the 2013.
Professor Emeritus an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, Germany
독일 프랑크푸르트 국립 음악대학 석좌 교수
Professor an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 교수
“a genius in his creativity”
– Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Youtube Link : https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCookie30
Lev Natochenny is an artist who defies simple classification. Described as a “real genius in his creativity” by European critics and a “rare master of his instrument” by New York critics, he combines innovation and intelligence, technical brilliance and attention to details of the musical text, and above all emerges with an astonishingly independent musical personality.
Influenced by the greatest artists as Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh, Lev Natochenny received his formal education from the famed Moscow Conservatory in the class of eminent professors Lev Oborin and Boris Zemliansky. Having been recognized early for his unusually mature and inspired interpretations and mastery of the instrument Mr. Natochenny became the Assistant to Prof. Lev Oborin at an unheard of age of 19. He went on to receive his Diploma with Honors from the same Conservatory, where he continued to develop his taste for uncommonly independent style recognized by critics and audiences alike
Subsequent honors, including Gold Medal “with particular distinction” in a scandal-marred 1981 F. Busoni International Piano Competition, First Prize in Young Artists International Piano Competition and Gina Bachauer Award, led to concert appearances in major halls throughout Europe and the United States with major American orchestras and most recently with Russian National Orchestra as both pianist and conductor. During these concert tours Lev Natochenny developed a particular affinity for chamber music with its special refinement and delicate intimacy. Performances with other world-class artists including cellist Mischa Maisky, clarinettist Stanley Drucker, violist Toby Hoffman, pianist Vladimir Feltsman, bassist Rustem Gabdullin, Penderecki, Ciurlionis quartet and collaborations with major orchestras such as New York Philharmonic, Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphonies followed.
In addition to concertizing, Mr. Natochenny maintains a rigorous teaching schedule, with his students ranging from exceptionally talented youngsters to accomplished young professionals, most of them winners of national and international competitions.
Prof. Natochenny’s class is a rare, if not the only piano class where current students have contracts with 3 major recording labels: EMI Classics, SONY/BMG Classical and Deutsche Grammophon. Deeply scholarly, with a keen and comprehensive mind, Professor Natochenny has gained recognition for his spontaneous and personal approach to music and for his absolute dedication to his students, which has led to appointments to piano faculties of Manhattan School of Music, The Mannes College of Music, professorial position at City University of New York and a position of Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Hochschule für Musik (Music Academy) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in addition to master classes in the U.S., Canada and in Europe, including such Eastern European countries as Yugoslavia, Lithuania, Hungary and adjudications in national and major international competitions such as “Busoni”/Bolzano, “Sydney”, “Cincinnati”, “Ennio Porrino”/Cagliari, “Yerevan” and others. In 1990 Lev Natochenny created a unique music forum for the most creative artists of all generations – Meranofest International Music Festival and Academy for Superior Piano Performance Studies – where the highest level of music making and preparation of young talent go hand in hand. After only two seasons Meranofest was already recognized as an important festival and listed in Milan’s “Guide to 100 most important festivals” with over 200 rave reviews of its concerts and master classes.
For the “Edizione Meranofest” Lev Natochenny has recorded an unusual combination of Schubert Piano Sonata and Brahms Piano Quintet, a compact disc, critical acclaim of which led to a second disc for “Marquis Classics” with baritone Kevin McMillan. This disc received a JUNO Nomination for the best classical disc of 1994. The next CD for “Marquis Classic” was released in 1996 with music of Schnittke and Schostakovich. In addition to these recordings Lev Natochenny has previously recorded for “Nuova Era” and “Newport Classic” labels. RAI, Italian TV made a portrait of Lev Natochenny in 2004 and HR, German TV made a portrait of the artist in 2005. He can also be heard on WQXR, WNYC and RAI, Italian Radio and Television Network.
Currently Prof. Natochenny is on the faculty of the Kalaidos Muskihochschule in Switzerland and the Founder and Artistic Director of the “International Piano Institute for Superior Performance Studies” in Bad Homburg, Germany.
Professor Emeritus at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Poland
폴란드 쇼팽 국립 음악대학 명예 교수
Professor an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 교수
One of the most outstanding Polish pianists and professors, laureate of five international piano competitions. He completed piano studies at the Frederick Chopin Music University in Warsaw in the class of prof. Jan Ekier. The opportunity of having artistic contact with Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutoslawski also had a huge impact on the final development of his artistic personality.
His success achieved at the 8th Frederick Chopin International Piano Competition opened to Piotr Paleczny the doors of many prestigious world concert halls. Receiving, in company of Garrick Ohlsson and Mitsuko Uchida - the Third Prize, the Special Prize for the best performance of a Polonaise and the Witold Małcużyński Prize his career, which the artist has enjoyed constantly until now performing concerts on all continents. .
He performed as a soloist with such prominent orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Concertgebouw, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, RAI, Santa Cecilia, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina and Orquesta Nacional de España.... and many other famous orchestras. .
He gave concerts in prestigious concert halls including the Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall and the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, the Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Berliner Philharmonie, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Festival Hall in London and Festspielhaus in Salzburg. .
He has held master classes in New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Fort Worth, Bordeaux, Paris, Seoul, Beijing, Brescia, Madrid, Amsterdam, Hamamatsu, Montevideo, Mexico City… He has gained a great recognition as a juror at the prestigious international piano competitions such as those organized in Warsaw (seven last editions of the Chopin Competition), Leeds, Montreal, Moscow (Tchaikovsky - in 2002 and in June, 2019), Paris, A.Rubinstein in Tel Aviv, London, Cleveland, Geneve, Hamamatsu, Toronto, Tokyo, Takamatsu, Seoul, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Santander, Sendai, Taipei, Weimar, Manchester, Shezhen, Los Angeles, Hilton Head... .
In July 2007, he led the Jury works at the prestigious piano competition in Cleveland, thus he was the first and only Pole invited to fulfill a function of Jury chairman at the USA international piano competitions. .
On 5 November 2001, Piotr Paleczny was invited to be a soloist of the extraordinary Gala Concert to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. .
Since 1993 he has been Artistic Director of the world's oldest existing piano festival
– the Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival and since 2004 he also is the Artistic Director of the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz. .
In 2015 the National F.Chopin Institute has released highly awaited CD recorded by Piotr Paleczny
- all Chopin recital which became a huge success among critics and the audience. Piotr Paleczny conducts the piano class at the Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. His students have won dozens of awards at the most important international and national piano competitions. Currently he is also Professor at the Talent Music Academy in Brescia, Italy. Member of the executive committee of the International Pianists Association. .
In March 2017, Piotr Paleczny was awarded with prestigious Diploma and Title of Honorary Professor of the F.Chopin University of Music. .
In April 2017, the Board of the Polish Phonographic Academy, in recognition of his artistic achievements, awarded him with the most prestigious 'Golden Fryderyk' Award. .
In September 2018, Piotr Paleczny received an extraordinary and unique prize
- The C.K. Norwid Award "Work of Life".
The artist is honored with many superior and prestigious Polish and foreign states decorations, such as the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Mexican Order of the Aguila Azteca. In September 2005, Piotr Paleczny was awarded the highest Polish artistic distinction - „Gold Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis”. In 2019 - the Government of Japan awarded Piotr Paleczny one of the highest japanese honors - Order of the Rising Sun, Golden Rays with Ribbon. .
Professor an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Germany
독일 함부르크 국립 음악대학 교수
Professor an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 교수
Ralf Nattkemper is highly regarded throughout Europe as a German pianist conveying modern German pianism. Born in West Germany he studied with Max Martin Stein, Yara Bernette, Fausto Zadra and Wilhelm Kempff. His recitals leaded him in most countries of Europe, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, Switzerland as well to Venezuela, Japan and China. He has also performed at music festivals such as Hamburg, Venice, Verona, Lausanne, Assisi, Caracas, Valony. He performed concerts with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and others. Recitals and concerts are widely introduced throughout Europe on television and radio. At the 100th anniversary ceremony in Brahms birthplace Hamburg he was the only pianist invited to play Brahms' Piano Concerto No.1. As a soloist, he has a wide repertoire from Baroque to Messiaen, with a special emphasis on the German classical and romantic repertory. He is also active in chamber music activities and has performed with Mark Lubotsky, Leonid Peysahov, and Hirofumi Fukai and others. Released CDs with works from Beethoven (op.106,109-111, 120), Schubert (last sonatas) and Schumann (op.17) and Liszt (Sonata). As an educator, he has contributed to European piano education for many years. At the age of 31, he became the youngest professor at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater, and then headed the instrumental department of the same university for 11 years and the head of the piano department for 14 years. From 2011-2015 he was invited as a visiting professor at the Aichi Prefectural University of Arts Japan (Aichi Geidai). He is a judge at international competitions around the world, including Brussels, Tokyo (PTNA and Yamaha), Beijing, Jaen, Sofia, Rome, Hamburg, Frankfurt, San Sebastian, Madrid, Messina and Caltanisetta. Many of his disciples who studied under him have won 1st prizes in major international competitions around the world, including the German Echo Klassik, the Queen Elizabeth International Competition, the Jaen International Competition, and the Steinway International Competition, the French International Competition, Elise Meyer Competition and many others. In addition to hosting master classes at major conservatories throughout Europe such as the Paris Conservatoire, the Royal Conservatoire de Madrid, the Sofia Conservatoire, the Lisbon Conservatoire and the Rotterdam Conservatoire, he is teaching at Kalaidos Musikhochschule (Zürich, Switzerland) and at the Yamaha Master Class (Yamaha Music Foundation, Tokyo). Many of his former students are nowadays professors in numerous universities around the world or leading an international career. Beethoven op. 106 and op. 120
Professor an der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln,Aachen, Germany
독일 아헨 국립 음악대학 교수
Professor an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 교수
German pianist Andreas Frölich studied with Stefan Askenase , Vitaly Margulis in Freiburg and Pavel Gililov in Cologne . He was prizewinner of several international piano competitions , as in Senigallia , Finale Ligure ,Vienna , Milano, and many others... He concertises in the most famous venues in Europe, South America, Asia, South Africa and Australia like Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Wien, Solitär Salzburg, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Cologne Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie "Gasteig",Konzerthaus Berlin, Hamburg Musikhalle, Bielefeld Oetkerhalle, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Wiesbaden Kurhaus, Teatro municipal Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Alfa y Cultura artistica Sao Paolo, de Doelen Rotterdam , Vredenburg Utrecht, Salle Gaveau Paris,Caroussel de Louvre Paris, Mozarteum Salzburg and many others as well as in the most important music fertivals , such as Rheingau Musikfestival, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Salzburg, Emilia Romagna Festival, Schubertiade Roskilde and many other Festivals worldwide.
As a soloist Andreas Frölich appeared with many famous orchestras , among them Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Wiener Kammerphilharmonie, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Münchener Kammerorchester, Colegium instrumentale Halle, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz ,Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, Würtembergisches Kammerorchester , Suk Chamber orchestra Prag ,orquesta sinfonica de Monterrey /Mexico , Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian Philharmonic Moskau, Radio Symphonique Luxembourg, orquesta sinfonica di San Remo, Lutoslawski Philharmonie Wroclav, Stettin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Bretagne ,Concerto Málaga, Thüringer Philharmoniker, Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, Joenssu sinfonic / Finnland, Kuopio symphonic orchestra/ Finnland , Kyimi Sinfonietta Finnland, Talinn chamber orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, Philharmonic orchestra of Europe, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Vogtland Philharmonie, National Philharmonic of Peru, Orchestre de Caen/France , orquesta filarmonica Montevideo ...
Andreas Frölich is pianist of the Mendelssohn Trio Berlin and he often performed with Ensemble Wien led by the concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic. He recorded for many national (in Germany) and international radio stations and released more than 40 CD´s ( a number of them award winning) for different labels like , OEHMS CLASSICS, CPO, EMI, BMG, Divox, Signum, Fono.
Andreas Frölich is artistic director and chairman of the international MozArte piano competition Aachen, artistic director of the "MozArte " international music Festival and artistic leader of the "Orpheo concert series " for young prizewinners in Kerkrade/NL.
He is professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln -Aachen and Kalaidos Musikhochschule Zürich and guest professor at the Talent music Masters academy in Brescia, at the international summeracademy Mozarteum Salzburg, the Euro Arts academy , the Online Piano Masterclass Academy in Spain and he gives masterclasses worldwide .In the last years his students won more than 100 prizes (first and second) at international piano competitions. He is often inivited as jury member in many international piano competitions (Madrid, Beethoven competition Bonn, Valencia, Ferrol, Granada , Enschede/NL, Brussels , Japan piano open / Tokyo ,Campillos/ Spain, Larnaca/Cyprus, Gorizia/ Italy , Skrjabin, Grosseto, Hongkong /Guanghzhou, La Rioja/Spain, Russian Int.piano Competition). Andreas Frölich is an official Steinway Artist .
Former Professor at New England Conservatory of Music, USA
미국 뉴 잉글랜드 음악원 교수 역임
VIsiting Proffesors of the Juilliard School, USA
미국 줄리어드 음악원 객원 교수
Gives master classes of the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Guildhall School, UK
영국 왕립 음악대학, 왕립음악원, 길드홀 음대에서 마스터클래스 진행
Internationally known pianist and teacher, Victor Rosenbaum, has been a prominent figure in Boston’s musical community for more than five decades, since Gunther Schuller, newly appointed President of New England Conservatory, hired him to teach piano, theory, and chamber music in 1967. Of his very first recital as an NEC faculty member, the Boston Globe wrote: Rosenbaum “makes up for all the drudgery the habit-ual concert-goer has to endure in the hope of finding the real, right thing”. His critical praise continues to this day. Describing his most recent CD, “Brahms: The Last Piano Pieces” (Bridge), which was released in fall 2020, Glyn Pursglove of MusicWeb Inter-national said: “Rosenbaum’s account of of these pieces seems to me impeccable. The whole disc is magisterial; a mature pianist bringing deep thought and empathy to a se-ries of mature pieces which stand revealed, as clearly as I have heard, as masterpieces. This will be the disc I turn to when I next want to hear any of these remarkable pieces”.
Rosenbaum has concertized widely as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, Israel, Brazil, Russia, and Asia (including 25 annual trips to Japan) in such prestigious halls as Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. A committed chamber music performer, he has collaborated with such artists as Leonard Rose, Paul Katz, Laurence Lesser, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Mann, Joseph Silverstein, James Buswell, Malcolm Lowe, Walter Trampler, and the Brentano, Borro-meo, Shanghai, and Cleveland String Quartets, and was a member of two trios: The Wheaton Trio and The Figaro Trio. Festival appearances have included Tanglewood, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Kfar Blum and Tel Hai (in Israel), Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall (Blue Hill), Musicorda, Masters de Pontlevoy (France), the Heifetz Institute, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, the International Music Seminar in Vienna, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Festival at Walnut Hill School, the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival,The Art of the Piano Festival in Cincinnati, the Atlantic Music Festival, PianoTexas, and the Eastern Music Festival, where he headed the piano department for five years. Rosenbaum is also a contributor to the online site “Musicale” (WeAreMusicale.com).
Concert appearances have brought him to Chicago, Minneapolis, Tokyo, Beijing, St. Pe-tersburg (Russia), Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and New York, among others. In addition to his absorption in the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (in particular Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms), Rosenbaum has performed and given premieres of works by many 20th and 21st Century composers, including John Harbison, John Heiss, Peter Westergaard, Norman Dinerstein, Arlene Zallman, Donald Harris, Daniel Pinkham, Miriam Gideon, Stephen Albert, and many others. A musician of diverse talents, Rosenbaum is also a composer and has frequently conducted in the Boston area and beyond.
Rosenbaum, who studied with Elizabeth Brock and Martin Marks while growing up in Indianapolis, and went on to study with Rosina Lhevinne at the Aspen Festival and Leonard Shure in New York (while earning degrees at Brandeis University and Prince-ton), has become a renowned teacher himself. During his long tenure on the faculty of New England Conservatory, he chaired its piano department for more than a dec-ade, and was also Chair of Chamber Music. Much of his time is now devoted to teach-ing the young through the NEC Preparatory Division. On the faculty of Mannes School of Music in New York from 2004-2017, he has also been Visiting Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music, a guest teacher at Juilliard, and presents lectures, work-shops, and master classes for teachers’ groups and schools both in the U. S. and abroad, including London’s Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, and Guildhall School, the conservatories of St. Petersburg and Moscow, Beijing Central Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, the Toho School in Tokyo, Tokyo Ondai, most major schools in Taiwan, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and other institutions such as the Menuhin School near London, and the Jerusalem Music Center. Rosenbaum’s students have established teaching and performing careers in the US and abroad, and have won top prizes in such competitions as the Young Concerts Artists, Charles Wadsworth International Competition, New Orleans International Competition, Casa-grande International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer Competition, and the New York International Competition, among others. Rosenbaum’s sixteen years as Director and President of the Longy School of Music (1985-2001) transformed the school into a full-fledged degree granting conservatory as well as a thriving community music school.
In addition to his Brahms disc, Rosenbaum’s recordings on the Bridge and Fleur de Son labels include a Mozart CD, three Schubert discs, one of which was described as “a poignant record of human experience”, and two recordings of Beethoven which the American Record Guide named as among the top classical recordings of 2005 and 2020.
The Jerusalem Post wrote of Rosenbaum: “His obvious consciousness of everything he was doing....resulted in rich and subtle nuances of dynamics and shadings and in organ-ically shaped, well-rounded phrases; [while] there was refreshing spontaneity and genu-ine temperament....the reign of intellect never faltered”.
The New York Times put it succinctly after his performance at Tully Hall: Rosenbaum “could not have been better”. And a headline in the Boston Globe summed up the ap-peal of Rosenbaum’s playing: “Fervor and Gentleness Combined”.
Professor Emeritus, New England Conservatory of Music for 25 years as Piano Chair, USA
미국 뉴 잉글랜드 음악원 학과장 역임
Emeritus faculty of the Aspen Music Festival
아스펜 뮤직 페스티벌 명예 교수
“GABRIEL CHODOS – GREAT PIANIST. This recital was masterful and gripping from beginning to end. He belongs among the great interpreters and best pianists of this day.”
--De Tijd, Amsterdam
“Gabriel Chodos is an artistic personality combining true musicality, great piano playing, and a mighty capacity for personal and poetic expression.”
--Ha’aretz, Tel Aviv
“A GLIMPSE OF THE ULTIMATE … In the first movement of the Schubert B-flat Sonata the pianist risked everything. No one can play this music at such a slow tempo, you would think – and, crucially, “hold” it, keep it from fragmenting – unless he is Schnabel or Richter. Chodos did.
“ … Pianists like Schnabel, Edwin Fischer, and Myra Hess, the dress circle to which this artist belongs.”
GABRIEL CHODOS is Emeritus Professor of Piano at the New England Conservatory of Music. He was Chairman of the Piano Department at the New England Conservatory for 25 years, and he was also a member of the artist faculty of the Aspen Music Festival for many years. His students have included the renowned Chinese pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei and Peter Sykes, who is a member of the faculty of the Juilliard School.
Mr. Chodos has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has been soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. A winner of the Concert Artist Guild competition in New York, Mr. Chodos also received a Fulbright Scholarship, Martha Baird Rockefeller grants, and a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Chodos has performed at the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Hall, and the Library of Congress. Mr. Chodos’s performances of works by Schubert, Chopin and Brahms have been broadcast nationwide by National Public Radio. He has recorded for Fleur de Son, Victor/Japan, CRI, Orion, and Centaur.
Mr. Chodos has given master classes throughout the world, including the Guildhall School of Music in London, the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig, the Estonia Music Academy in Tallinn, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the Toho Gakuen School of Music, the Kunitachi School of Music in Tokyo, Seoul National University, Yale University, Indiana University, the Aspen, Chautauqua and Atlantic Festivals, the Aldwell Center at the Jerusalem Academy, and the Tel-Hai master classes in Israel.
Mr. Chodos’s principal teacher was Aube Tzerko, a student of Artur Schnabel. His undergraduate studies at the University of California at Los Angeles were in Philosophy, and he holds a Master’s degree in Music from UCLA and a Diploma in Piano from the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.
Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA
미국 카네기 멜론 음악대학 학과장 및 교수
Professor at New England Conservatory of Music, USA
미국 뉴 잉글랜드 음악원 교수
Praised by The Boston Globe for his “uncommon, almost singular capability and integrity,” pianist Sergey Schepkin has concertized worldwide, from the United States to Europe to Japan to New Zealand. His performance venues and concert series include the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center; the Celebrity Series of Boston; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; Boston’s Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and Gardner Museum; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; the LACMA and Maestro Series in Los Angeles; London’s Steinway Hall; the National Concert Hall in Dublin; the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki; the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo; the Grand and Chamber Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg; and the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, among many others.
Mr. Schepkin’s vast repertoire includes solo, concerto, and chamber works written over the past four hundred years. He is a renowned interpreter of keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, and was hailed by The New York Times as “a formidable Bach pianist.” For over twenty years, he has been engaged in a large-scale project that aims to record Bach’s keyboard works on the modern piano while having historical performance practice as a source of inspiration. His 1995 début CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations attracted much attention and was featured on the Fanfare Magazine Want List; his Bach Partitas recordings were nominated for the Indie Award in 1997 and 1998. In 2001, International Piano selected his album of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier I as one of the best recordings of that work ever made. Mr. Schepkin’s second recording of the Goldberg Variations was released in Japan in 2010, and was nominated as the Editor’s Choice by the Geijutsu arts magazine shortly thereafter. His album of Bach’s French Suites and two Fantasias and Fugues, released by Steinway & Sons in 2014, was named one of the CDs of the Year by the Boston Musical Intelligencer. His second recording of Bach’s Partitas, released by Steinway & Sons in 2016, was acclaimed by the Gramophone magazine and featured as the CD of the Week by WCRB (Classical Radio Boston). His recordings of Schumann (three Lieder cycles with baritone Darren Chase), Brahms (the complete late piano works), Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff (“Pictures at an Exhibition” and seven Preludes, respectively), Debussy (Preludes I, Images I, and three other works), and Schnittke (the first two Violin Sonatas with Joanna Kurkowicz, violin) have also been warmly received.
Mr. Schepkin is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, as well as a prizewinner of several international competitions, including the first prize and the special Chopin prize in the 1999 New Orleans International Piano Competition, third prize in the 1988 Crown Princess Sonja of Norway International Piano Competition, and the first prize in the 1978 International Competition for Young Musicians in Prague (“Concertino-Praga”). A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Schepkin has performed with many renowned instrumentalists, including the Borromeo, New Zealand, and Vilnius string quartets, as well as with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, of which he was a founding member.
A naturalized American, Mr. Schepkin was born in St. Petersburg. He studied with Alexandra Zhukovsky, Grigory Sokolov, and Alexander Ikharev at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, graduating summa cum laude in 1985. After his move to the United States in 1990, he studied with Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory, where he earned an Artist Diploma in 1992 and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1999. In 1994–98, he also studied with the legendary French-American pianist Paul Doguereau. A sought-after educator, Mr. Schepkin has presented master classes and lecture-recitals throughout the USA and abroad. He is Professor of Piano and piano division chair at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He also teaches at the NEC Preparatory School and privately in Boston, where he is based.
Mr. Schepkin is also active as an entrepreneur. As such, he launched the Glissando Concert Series in September 2018. Throughout its four seasons, Glissando has presented outstanding musicians from Boston and New York. Glissando’s 2018–19 season, BACH AT 333, focused on connections between Bach and music written after him; its 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons, BEETHOVEN+, celebrated the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, featuring piano and chamber music by Beethoven and other composers. Mr. Schepkin’s most recent project was a performance of the thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas in ten live and virtual concerts, starting in the fall of 2019 and continuing throughout the pandemic. Unusually, the sonatas were grouped not chronologically, but according to their keys, which revealed their manifold inner connections.
Sergey Schepkin is a Steinway Artist.
Professor at New England Conservatory of Music, USA
미국 뉴 잉글랜드 음악원 교수
Professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, USA
미국 보스턴 음악원 교수
American pianist Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States and around the world as soloist and chamber musician. A Steinway Artist, Bass made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall after he was awarded First Prize in the 1993 Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. He is a regular presence at Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston, and at Tanglewood. His solo and chamber music recording have received high acclaim from Gramophone Magazine. Internationally, he has performed in China, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, and Russia. He has been featured on many radio programs throughout the United States, including National Public Radio’s ‘Performance Today’. Bass has performed as concerto solo soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and the North Carolina Symphony at the Appalachian Summer Festival. Other competition prizes include First Prizes in the 1984 American National Chopin Competition, the 1989 American Pianists Association Beethoven Fellowship Competition, and the 1983 National Arts Club Competition. He also received Second Prizes in the 1993 Washington International Competition and in the 1983 Young Keyboard Artists Competition, and the Bronze Medal and Mozart Prize at the 1987 Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition.
Collaborative highlights include multiple guest appearances with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and recitals with many past and present members of the Boston Symphony, including violinist Joseph Silverstein and cellist Jules Eskin. He also partners with his wife, BSO violinist Tatiana Dimitriades, in the Boston Duo. For more than 20 years, as the pianist and a founding member of the Walden Chamber Players, he performed on a variety of chamber music series and residencies across the United States and Canada. Mr. Bass has also performed as orchestral keyboardist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in at Tanglewood, at Symphony Hall, at Carnegie Hall, and on two European Festival tours under conductors Roberto Abbado, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Bernard Haitink, and Seiji Ozawa. Other conductors he has worked with include Charles Dutoit, Jacque Lacombe, Louis Lane, Keith Lockhart, Marcelo Lehninger, Ludovic Morlot, Ronald Knudsen, and Thomas Wilkins.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Adele Marcus and Sasha Gorodnitski. Jonathan Bass holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he studied with, and was teaching assistant to, Menahem Pressler. He also studied at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia. Bass is a Professor of Piano at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he has served on the faculty since 1993. He also teaches at New England Conservatory in the Preparatory School. His students have won many competition prizes, and he has given numerous master classes throughout the United States and around the world.
Former Professor an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria
오스트리아 그라츠 국립 음악대학 교수 역임
Former Professor an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Germany
독일 한스 아이슬러 국립 음악대학 교수 역임
Professor an der Folkwang Universität der Künste, Germany
독일 에센 폴크방 국립 음악대학 교수
Henri Sigfridsson, 1974 geboren, hat sich in den letzten Jahren auf vielen wichtigen Konzertpodien Europas etabliert, u.a. in der Tonhalle Zürich, im Konzerthaus Berlin, in den Philharmonien von Köln, Budapest und St. Petersburg und im Herkulessaal München. Als Krönung seiner Wettbewerbserfolge ist die Beethoven Competition Bonn 2005 anzusehen, bei der er den ersten Preis, den Publikumspreis und den Kammermusikpreis gewann.
Henri Sigfridsson hat an vielen Wettbewerben erfolgreich teilgenommen. 1994 gewann er den ersten Preis beim internationalen „Franz Liszt Wettbewerb“ in Weimar und 1995 den großen skandinavischen Wettbewerb „The Nordic Soloist Competition“. 2000 gewann er beim Géza-Anda Wettbewerb in Zürich den zweiten Preis sowie den Publikumspreis. 2001 erhielt er den Förderpreis für junge Künstlerinnen und Künstler des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Der Finne ist bereits seit Jahren Gast bei vielen internationalen Festivals wie den Salzburger Festspielen, dem Beethoven Festival Bonn, der Styriarte,dem Klavierfestival Ruhr, dem Lucerne Festival, dem Kissinger Sommer, dem Augsburger Mozart-Festival, dem Menuhin Festival Gstaad und dem Lockenhaus Festival.
Als Solist trat er auf bei Orchesterkonzerten mit dem Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, den St. Petersburger Philharmonikern, der Weimarer Staatskapelle, dem RSO Helsinki, der Camerata Salzburg und dem Stuttgarter Kammerorchester unter Dirigenten wie Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lawrence Foster, Sakari Oramo, Alexander Lazarev, Georg Alexander Albrecht, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach und Dennis Russell Davies. Seit 2000 führen ihn regelmäßig Einladungen nach Japan.
Auf dem Gebiet Kammermusik arbeitete Sigfridsson u. a. mit Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis, Mischa Maisky, Leonidas Kavakos, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sol Gabetta und Johannes Moser.
Von Henri Sigfridsson erscheinen verschiedene CD-Aufnahmen, u. a. F. X. Mozart Klavierkonzerte bei dem schweizerischem Label Novalis, Sibelius Klavierwerke und Rachmaninov Klavierkonzerte Nr.2 und 3 bei Hänssler Classic.
Er fing sein Studium am Konservatorium in Turku, Finnland, an. Weitere Studien führten ihn in die Klasse von Prof. Erik T. Tawaststjerna an die Sibelius-Akademie Helsinki und nach Köln in die Meisterklasse von Prof. Pavel Gililov an der dortigen Musikhochschule. Von 1995 bis 1997 studierte er auch in der Klasse von Lazar Berman in Weimar.
Von 2008 bis 2009 übernahm Henri Sigfridsson eine Professur für Klaviermusik an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz. Von 2010 bis 2011 war er Professor an der Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Seit April 2011 ist er Professor für Klavier an der Folkwang Universität der Künste.
Professor of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, USA
미국 보스턴 음악원 교수
Facutly at the New England Conservatory, USA
미국 뉴 잉글랜드 음악원 교수
Pianist Max Levinson is known as an intelligent and sensitive artist with a fearless technique. His international career was launched when he won First Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition. He is also recipient of other prestigious prizes including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Award. He has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Colorado Symphony, New World Symphony, Utah Symphony, Boston Pops, the Sun Symphony (Hanoi, Vietnam). and National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and in recital at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, and throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. He is highly sought after as a performer of chamber music, and is an Artist-Member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and has collaborated with such musicians as James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, Anne Akiko Meyers, Pinchas Zukerman, Stefan Jackiw, Lynn Harrell, and the Tokyo, Vermeer, Mendelssohn, Borromeo, Muir, and Ulysses Quartets.
Max Levinson is a graduate of Harvard and the New England Conservatory. His principal teachers were Patricia Zander, Aube Tzerko and Bruce Sutherland. He serves on the faculty at both the Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory, and gives master classes at conservatories and colleges throughout the world. He also frequently serves as a jury member for competitions. Max Levinson is a Steinway Artist.
Host of the WQXR radio show "Christopher O'Riley's Piano Adventures"
WQXR 라디오 쇼 "Christopher O'Riley's Piano Adventures" 진행자
Active concert artist
전문 연주자 활동 중
Pianist, arranger, collaborative artist, composer, educator and media personality; Christopher O’Riley follows his passions into a fractal array of innovative directions, ever striving for the truest and deepest human connection, through performance, collaboration, communion. Living by the Duke Ellington adage, “There are only two kinds of music in the world; good music and the other kind” O’Riley spotlights the greatness inherent in all great music, self-evident in his all-embracing genre-fluid range of projects.
It is with Mr. O’Riley’s dedication to empowering the learning abilities, the personalities and imaginations of artists, young and old, that he comes to his latest endeavor. As he shares performances of his home-recorded traversal of J.S. Bach ~ The Well-Tempered Clavier he has produced an online archive of video lectures, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, a series illuminating a new perspective on each Prelude and Fugue, expanding on all the ways the paucity of Bach’s notation encourages us to engage creatively, imaginatively, engaging the inherent freedoms in all parameters of musical notation; instruction and insight to inspire transcendence and epiphany.
In his solo repertoire, O’Riley has always been expanding and building transformatively, first branching out into early Virginalists, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Giles Farnaby, then Bach’s less celebrated keyboard creator, Jean Phillipe Rameau. O’Riley first ventured into the art of piano transcription most famously with his arrangement of the Flower Duet, “Viens, Mallika!” from Leo Delibes’ Lakme, then two by Bach, the Trio Sonata in C Major, and the Dorian Toccata & Fugue, Astor Piazzolla’s Verano Porteño. Apollon musagete, O’Riley’s favorite work of Igor Stravinsky, and Liszt’s transcription of Berlioz ~ Symphonie Fantastique are two major works which O’Riley has amended copiously
More genre-fluid projects resulted from his work with cellist, Matt Haimovitz. Their first project was an homage to the iPod: Shuffle.Play.Listen (Oxingale/Pentatone), a two-disc set, featured repertoire of Stravinsky, Piazzolla, Martinu, Janacek as well as arrangements of Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, Blonde Redhead, John McGlaughlin, and movements from recent Centenary-celebrant, Bernard Herrmann’s score to the Alfred Hitchcock film, Vertigo. A similarly genre-straddling, Russian oriented project, TROIKA posed established masterpieces for cello and piano by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff with arrangements of each, as well as of more contemporary Russian artists, Victor Tsoi and the protest band, Pussy Riot, and The Beatles’ anthemic Back In The U.S.S.R.
O’Riley’s work with Matt Haimovitz crossed disciplines as well as genres: 2015 saw the release of their Beethoven.Period (Pentatone), their traversal of the Sonatas and Variations recorded on Matt’s gut-strung cello and an original 1828 Broadwood, a maker whose sound found in Beethoven deep sympathy.
O’Riley has collaborated with lifetime idol, Argentine Tango Master, Astor Piazzolla’s pianist, Pablo Ziegler. Their touring partnership, originally of Pablo’s arrangements of Piazzolla Tango, lately celebrating Pablo Ziegler’s own compositions, spans a quarter century and 2016 saw the Steinway release of their collaboration, Nuevo Tango.
O’Riley’s recorded oeuvre is extensive, beginning auspiciously with his debut recording of Ferrucio Busoni’s epic reimagining of Bach’s unfinished ending of his Art of the Fugue, Fantasia Contrapuntistica. Ensuing releases celebrated Contemporary American Composers (Adams, Helps, Brief, Sessions), Maurice Ravel, Beethoven Sonatas. O’Riley’s 1994 Nonesuch release, Stravinsky featured the perennial virtuoso favorite, Trois movements de Petrouchka as well as O’Riley’s extensively reimagined piano versions of movements of L’histoire du soldat and his favorite of all Stravinsky’s works, the ballet Apollon musagete.
O’Riley’s recorded immersions into the work of Scriabin: Vers la flamme (Image Recordings, 2004) and Franz Liszt, O’Riley’s Liszt (Oxingale, 2013) were each borne of grand, cross-media collaborations. Vers la flamme was choreographer, Martha Clarke’s synthesis of short stories of Anton Chekhov and the piano music of Alexander Scriabin. The ambiguous harmonic equilibrium and interaction between the synesthetically-conceived piano music created a portal of possibilities pairing particular works with specific dramatic scenario. This Lincoln Center production toured to the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, to the Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow, and through Lincoln Center’s sponsorship, on Broadway at the Victory Theater.
O’Riley’s most recent New York collaboration was with puppeteer, Basil Twist. 120 performances took place Summer 2018 and was widely praised, including by Ben Brantley of the NY Times.
Emeritus professor at Yonsei University of Arts
연세대학교 음대 명예 교수
피아니스트 김영호는 12세에 이화 경향 콩쿠르 우승 후 도미하여 뉴욕에서 콜롬비아 예비학교, 줄리어드 음대 및 대학원을 졸업하고 맨하탄 음대에서 엘바 반 겔더 장학생으로 박사학위를 받았다.
유학기간 동안 뉴욕의 코슈즈코 쇼팽 콩쿠르, 헬렌 하트 국제 콩쿠르, 프리나 아버워크 국제 콩쿠르 및 아스펜 음악제, 줄리어드 음대, 맨하탄 음대 협주곡 오디션에서 우승하였으며 Korea Concert Society 주최로 워싱턴 케네디 센터에서 데뷔 독주회를 가졌다.
국내 여러 학교 이외에 미국의 뉴욕 대학, 에모리 대학, 로스앤젤레스에서 개최된 제10회 세계 피아노 컨퍼런스, 스페인 국제 피아노 페스티발, 필리핀 국립대학 그리고 2019년도에 Kawai 피아노 회사 주최로 한국인으로서 처음으로 모스크바 음악원에서 마스터클래스를 가졌다.
2021년에는 일본에서 열리는 하마마츠 국제콩쿠르 심사위원으로 위촉되었으며 매년 프랑스에서 열리는 페스티발 뮤직 알프 교수로 참여하였고 1989 - 95년에 경원대학교 교수를 역임하고, 1995년부터 2021년까지 연세대학교 교수로 재직했으며 현재 연세대학교 명예교수이다.
Former professor at Korea National University of Arts
한국예술종합학교 교수 역임
Former professor at Hanyang University, College of Music
한양대학교 음대 교수 역임
피아니스트 임종필은 서울대학교 음악대학을 수석으로 졸업하고 미국 University of North Texas에서 석사 및 박사학위를 취득하였다. 국내에서 재학 중 <계명대학교 콩쿠르>, <삼익 콩쿠르>, <동아음악콩쿠르>, <중앙음악콩쿠르>, <신인피아니스트 선발콩쿠르> 등에 상위 입상하여 뛰어난 기량을 인정받았고 음악춘추사 주최 <신인데뷔 연주회>, 조선일보사 주최 <신인음악회> 등을 통하여 장래가 유망한 피아니스트로 주목을 받았다. 유학 중에는 에서 1위 입상하고 미국을 중심으로 연주활동을 하였다. 1992년 월간 <피아노 음악>의 <창간 10주년 기념 초청 독주회>를 계기로 본격적인 국내활동을 시작하였으며 1993년 한국예술종합학교 음악원의 개원과 함께 초대교수로 영입되었다. 그가 연주한 수많은 독주회 중 차이코프스키, 쇼팽, 라흐마니노프, 프로코피에프 등 한 작곡가의 작품을 집중 조명한 프로그램들이 주목받았는데, 특히 8회에 걸친 <슈만 시리즈>와 3회에 걸친 <스페인음악 시리즈>를 통하여 학구적인 연주자로서의 위상을 널리 인정받아 왔다. <교향악축제>, <대한민국 음악제> 등 주요 음악제에 초청되었고 대구시향, 부산시향, 서울아카데미심포니, 청주시향, 강남오케스트라, 인천시향, 원주시향, 수원시향, 모스크바 볼쇼이오케스트라, 부천시향, 전주시향, 공주시향, 연세신포니에타 등과 협연하였다. 실내악 부문에서도 활약하였으며 , <낭만파 바이올린소나타 시리즈>, 등이 있다. 중국, 일본, 이태리, 러시아, 독일 등 해외에서도 많은 연주를 하였고 <서울국제음악콩쿠르>, , , 프랑스 , 일본 등의 심사위원을 역임하였다. 또한 일본 의 초빙교수로 활동하는 등 교육자로서의 활동영역도 넓혀왔다. 1993년부터 20년 동안 한국예술종합학교 음악원 교수로 재직했으며 2013년부터 2019년까지 한양대학교 음악대학 교수로 재직하였다.
Pianist Chongpil Lim has emerged as an established artist on an international level and as a prime virtuoso in his native South Korea. He drew attention at an early age by winning some of the most prestigious competitions in the country, such as the Dong-A Music Competition and the Joongang Music Competition. Upon graduating from Seoul National University with highest honors, he continued his studies at the University of North Texas in the United States, where he received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. During his graduate study, he won several competitions, among them the Texas Young Artists Competition, and he was invited to perform numerous concerts both in the U.S. and Korea, receiving many favorable reviews. In 1993 he was offered a position as a founding professor at the opening of the Korea National University of Arts. Since then, he has been performing actively in addition to teaching. He has given numerous recitals throughout the country and also has performed in China, Japan, Italy, Germany, Russia and the U.S.. Most notable are the series of performances of the complete piano works of Robert Schumann, which he finished in 2007. He has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras such as Moscow's Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, as well as with most of Korea's major symphony orchestras. He has also been equally active as a chamber musician and collaborator, performing with many artists including the violinists Aaron Rosand and Regis Pasquier. As a teacher, he continues to hold many masterclasses throughout Korea, and has been invited to teach at music festivals in Italy, Germany, and China. His pupils have received awards in competitions such as the Long-Thibaud International Competition, Geneva International Music Competition, ISANGYUN International Competition, Nagoya International Competition, and China International Competition. He has served as a juror not only for all of Korea's major competitions, but also for international competitions such as Nagoya International Music Competition, Seoul International Music Competition, Piano Campus International Competition, Asia-Pacific International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, and PTNA Competition in Japan. After twenty years of teaching at the Korea National University of Arts, he joined Hanyang University as a faculty member in 2013, from which he retired in 2019.
SONY Classical Artist
소니 클래시컬 아티스트
Professor an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 전임 교수
동양 여성 최초로 독일 저명 매거진
그녀는 국내 재학 당시 이선화, 신수정 교수 사사로 이화 경향, 조선일보, 한국일보, 틴에이저, 육영, 음악춘추, 경원대, 서울시향 등 수많은 콩쿠르에서 1위를 수상했고 11세에 세종문화회관에서 서울시향과의 협연으로 국내 공식 데뷔 무대를 가졌다. 예원학교를 수석 졸업(예원 음악상 수상)하고 서울예고 1학년 재학 중 ‘청소년 실내악 콩쿠르’ 대상 수상 이후 미국 유학길에 올라 미국 1위 뉴잉글랜드 음악원(NEC) 예비 학교와 월넛힐 예술 고등학교를 졸업했다. 러셀 셔먼, 변화경 교수를 사사한 그녀는 NEC 예비 학교 또한 수석 졸업하고 ‘Francis B. Lanier Award’를 수상했으며 NEC 학/석사 재학 중 교내 모든 콩쿠르를 1위로 수상했다. 메사추세츠 주의 모든 고등학교 졸업생 중 가장 뛰어난 9명의 학생들에게만 수여되는 ‘하버드 뮤직 소사이어티’ 에서의 장학금도 수상하였다. 보스턴 심포니 오케스트라 컴피티션 우승으로 16세에 보스턴 심포니 홀에서 젊은 거장인 지휘자 키스 락하트와 미국 공식 데뷔 무대, 지휘자 벤자민 잰더(보스턴 조던홀) 협연, 지휘자 스크로바체스키(조던홀) 협연, NEC 학사 최우수 졸업 협연(조던홀) 등의 무대를 가졌다. 2004년 클래식의 본 고장인 독일로 건너가 프랑크푸르트 국립 음대에서 레브 나토체니 교수 사사로 최고연주자과정을 우등 졸업하고 나토체니 교수의 조교로 임명되어 후학 양성을 시작했다. 독일 라인가우, 바일부르크 슐로스콘체르테, 아우구스부르크 모차르티아데, 바트홈부르크 슐로스콘체르테, 프랑크푸르트 홀츠하우센슐로센, 크로아티아 바라즈딘, 이탈리아 메라노페스트, 슬로베니아 류블리아나, 몬테네그로 코토 등 동/서유럽 저명 페스티벌은 물론, 프랑크푸르트 알테 오퍼에서 7차례의 초청 연주를 가진 그녀는 독일 저명 예술 재단 초청, 예술 감독으로 선임되어’ 피아노 아카데미 Gegen den Strom’ 설립 1회 만에 “센세이셔널한 성공(라인마인 차이퉁)”이란 평을 받기도 하였다. 또한 독일 수드 도이체 캄머 오케스터와 협연을 비롯 한국/세르비아 수교 30주년, 한국/룩셈부르크 수교 50주년, 한국/노르웨이 수교 기념 등 유럽 여러 국가에서의 초청 협연을 비롯, 예술의 전당 교향악 축제, 포스코, 서울 시향, 부산 시향, 인천 시향, 강릉 시향, 경기필, 광주 시향, 대전 시향, 유라시안 오케스트라, 금호 아트홀 등의 한국의 수많은 단체의 초청으로 독주회/협연 공연을 가졌다. 2009년 세르비아 방송 교향악단 초청으로 작업한 첫 음반을 성공적으로 발매했고, 2011년 리스트 해를 기념하여 Grammy Award를 수상한 마이클 파인(Michael Fine)(도이치 그라모폰 수석 프로듀서)과 하노버에서 SONY Classical 데뷔 음반 “Franz Liszt: Reflections”를 선보였고, 이 음반은 미국 ‘팡파레 매거진’으로부터 “러시아의 거장 그리고리 긴즈부르크의 피가로 판타지와 견줄 만한 최유진의 피가로 판타지”라는 평을 받았다.
‘MUSIC CONNECTS THE WORLD’
Described as ‘magical and mesmerizing’, ’her Chopin touches people’s heart and soul’( Frankfurt Allgemeiner Zeitung), and having a ‘charismatic stage presence multiplied by her personal charm’,( Frankfurter Neue Presse) ‘formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity’,(The Piano) EUGENE CHOI is a pianist of iron will, utmost devotion and romantic inspiration. Today EUGENE CHOI, exclusive artist of SONY Classical and a piano faculty at Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland is busy with her new project – ‘International Online Music Academy ‘EugeneONclassics’. In the last few years, Ms. Choi has served as Director of Academy & Professor in residence in several festivals in European countries: ’Festival Gegen den Strom’, ‘Lev Natochenny International piano Institute’, Germany and ‘Piano Loop Academy’ in Split, Croatia, which gave her firm foundation and capability to create her own institution “EONclassics”.
Ms.Choi performed her first solo recital at the age of 8 in Seoul, Korea, followed by her official debut in Korea at 11 as a soloist with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. At 16, her USA orchestral debut with Boston Pops Orchestra took place at the Boston Symphony Hall with Maestro Keith Lockhart, as well as with Maestro Benjamin Zander in Jordan Hall. Again at age 20 in Jordan hall Eugene played with Maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. The list of orchestras which she has collaborated with continued, with re-engagements with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra 20 years after her debut, at Seoul Art Center and many state orchestras in Korea such as Busan, Inchon, Kyunggi, Gwangju, Daegu, Eurasian philharmonic Orchestras to name a few.
Ms. Choi performed her numerous solo recitals in festivals such as Rheingau, Weilburg, Varazdin, Opatia, Kotor, Montenegro, Lyubliana, Holzhausenschlöschen, Frankfurt, Augusburger Mozartiade, Chopin Gesellschaft, Steinway, Bechstein concert series, as well as 7 appearances at Alte Oper Frankfurt among others, which led to a selection as ‘The 11th most important person in Frankfurt', published in an article “50 most important people in Frankfurt”, by monthly magazine ‘Journal of Frankfurt’, a list that included such personalities as the Deutsche Bank and Alte Oper presidents.
One of her solo recitals in the Great Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, Serbia brought her an offer from Radio Television of Serbia for a CD production, subsequently a Sony Classical CD release of “Franz Liszt: Reflections” in 2011. This album and promotional tours have received rave reviews from critics and general public alike.
Ms Choi has been extremely successful in musical academia as well. Her enthusiastic, emphatic, passionate, flexible and encouraging pedagogic approach and caring personality have helped many students at all levels. Right after graduating ‘Konzertexamen’ “Par Excellence” she was hired by Prof. Natochenny as his teaching assistant. During the 10 years of teaching the class, Ms Choi has gained the essential knowledge and experience in pedagogy and most importantly, partook in the dedication, sharing and helping students in needs. In the last few years, Ms. Choi has been recognized as a successful Artistic Director of several international piano festivals including 'Piano Academy 'Gegen den Strom' ( Germany), Piano Loop Festival ( Croatia) and Haeundae International Music Festival ( Korea). Eugene has been invited also as a ‘guest professor’ to various master classes including’ Belgrade Music University’, ‘Hyundai Ondream Ensemble’, ‘Yewon Art School’, ‘Open Piano Forum’ in Korea, International master class series at Landes Musikhochschule Hessen( Germany) etc.
This new Eugene Choi's project – EONmusic "Extraordinary Online Network" – is destined to become a significant addition to the world of Music.
Professor at Royal College of Music, UK
영국 왕립 음악원 교수
Artistic Director of London Master Class Series, UK
영국 런던 마스터클래스 시리즈 예술 감독
Norma Fisher was born in London of Russian-Polish parents. Recognised as ‘a rare musical talent’, at the age of 11 she was awarded a Junior Exhibition to study with Sidney Harrison at the Guildhall School of Music. At 14 she was heard by the celebrated Greek pianist Gina Bachauer who became her mentor, introducing her to the distinguished Hungarian teacher Ilona Kabos, with whom she subsequently studied. A period was also spent in Paris studying French music with Jacques Fevrier. Her highly acclaimed early performances for the BBC led to an invitation by RIAS (Berlin) to perform with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra - which launched her career in Europe.
Success in the Busoni International Piano Competition as a top prize-winner followed and in 1963, when she shared the much-coveted Piano Prize in the Harriet Cohen International Music Awards with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Norma's international reputation was sealed. That same year she made her debut at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall and became a favourite soloist with all the leading British orchestras. She is known for her versatility as a performer, receiving international acclaim as one of Britain's leading pianists. This versatility extends to chamber music, which she plays with leading musicians throughout the world.
The CDs of Norma's recently re-issued BBC recordings by Sonetto Classics, “Norma Fisher at the BBC Vol 1”, and “Norma Fisher at the BBC Vol 2” have been received with international acclaim, being awarded Editors and Critics Choice 2018 and 2019, by The Gramophone Magazine.
Norma's reputation as a teacher is widely established and many of her prize-winning students are well known on the international concert circuit. She is invited to give masterclasses throughout the world and is also much in demand as an adjudicator being regularly invited on the jury of many major international piano competitions. She is Artistic Director of London Master Classes whose courses attract major talent from around the world to work intensively with top performers/teachers in London.
In 2018 London Master Classes celebrated 30 years of offering prestigious events.
Ethan Yi Dong
President of partner academy Op.119
미국 오푸스 119 아카데미 창립자
'Lake Como' International Piano Academy director
레이크 코모 인터네셔널 피아노 아카데미 / 디렉터 및 상임위원
Over 25 years of piano teaching experience with students accepted into schools such as Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Eastman, Peabody, Yale University as piano majors with full scholarship offers.
In, 2015, as the president of Lake Como USA International Foundation, brought the award-winning International Piano Academy Lake Como from Italy, to Oberlin Conservatory and established the Oberlin/Lake Como Joint Program (One of the program's fellows Bruce Liu was recently awarded the Gold Medal at the Warsaw Chopin International Piano Competition).
In 2022, as a special consultant to the United Nations, established a joint venture, partnership between Oberlin College Conservatory and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
An entrepreneurial spirit in key leadership positions of numerous organizations.
Education and Qualifications:
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Piano Student Achievements:
20 年钢琴教学经验，学生被茱莉亚音乐学院、新英格兰音乐学院、耶鲁大学录取，并获得全额奖 学金。成功地将屡获殊荣的意大利科莫湖钢琴学院带到了欧柏林音乐学院，从而形成了今天的欧 柏林/科莫湖联合计划。在众多组织和公司的关键领导职位上具有企业家精神。
Faculty at Juilliard School, USA
미국 줄리어드 음악원 출강
laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition
리즈 국제 피아노 콩쿠르 우승
Faculty at the Tianjin Juilliard School Pre-College, China
중국 텐진 줄리어드 음악원 예비학교 출강
Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” American pianist Andrew Tyson brings a distinctive and imaginative approach to everything he plays. In summer 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes. These victories have resulted in numerous performances throughout Europe under the auspices of the Géza Anda Foundation.
Tyson is also a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder, with whom he enjoys an ongoing relationship. With concerto performances taking him across North America, Europe and further afield, Tyson has performed with orchestras from the North Carolina Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Symphony, SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra.
Recital appearances include major cities across the US and Europe at venues such as Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Zürich Tonhalle and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater. No stranger to the festival scene, Tyson’s previous performances include Caramoor Centre for the Music and the Arts, the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Piano Festival, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Musica Viva festival in Sydney for a mixture of solo and chamber performances.
Tyson studied with Claude Frank at The Curtis Institute of Music, and with Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School.
Andrew Tyson is a Yamaha Artist.