Enrique Batiz - Piano

 

Many of the greatest pianist of the past were also amazing conductors , name as Liszt, Fischer, Iturbi and Anda; nowadays Ashkenazy and Baremboim show us that it is possible to be a great pianist and a great conductor at the same time. Enrique Batiz started to study piano in 1950 with Francisco Agea, Maestro of the most brilliant mexicans pianists, and he performed the first time when he was only 5 years old.

Vicky Stylianou - Piano

 

She was born in Athens, Greece, where she took the first piano lessons at the age of five. Ten years old she won the first prize of the Panhellenic Piano Competition "K. Papaioannou". She graduated from the "Athens Conservatory" with a first prize. With a scholarship from the French government she studied in Paris (Ecole Normale). She also studied at the Music Academy of Basel, where she obtained the soloist diploma.

Piotr Paleczny - Piano

 

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 personal artistic contact with Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutoslawski also had a huge impact on the final development of his artistic personality.

Sergio Marchegiani - Piano

 

 

“A stellar hour of piano music… Those who did not witness it missed an opportunity. We only hope to listen to him again” (Tölzer Kurier); “Marchegiani’s triumph in Berlin” (La Stampa); “By his nature Sergio Marchegiani is a thinking mind on the piano.[...] He communicated a melancholy which he then exalted with extraordinary ability and extreme caution [...]” (Berliner Morgenpost.

Marco Schiavo - Piano

 

Italian born pianist Marco Schiavo first studied with Rinalda Tassinari Skubikowski at the Conservatory of Avellino where he graduated with the highest marks, then followed various courses of specialization studies with Bruno Canino, Aldo Ciccolini, Sergei Dorenski (Mozarteum of Salzburg). Later on he studied several years with Franco Scala in Imola.

George Emanuel Lazaridis - Piano

 

George - Emmanuel Lazaridis’ performances have been characterized as "special enough to be beyond comparison" (BBC Music Magazine, Adrian Jack).

Mentored by Yonty Solomon, Alfred Brendel and Domna Evnouhidou, he has received a plethora of international prizes, honorary awards and scholarships since age eleven.

Justus Frantz - Conductor and Pianist

 

Justus Frantz celebrates its 70th birthday in 2014. For decades, he has been internationally successful pianist, conductor superb sound body, as a moderator and tireless music promoter, a visionary of the classical music scene and as the founder, in particular of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Philharmonia of the Nations a formative figure of musical life. With his dedication to music and his enthusiasm he is an ambassador for the classic musical heritage of Central Europe and especially Germany in the world. Justus Frantz was born in Hohensalza in today's Poland and grew up in East Holstein Testorf.

Marco Tezza - Piano

 

Marco Tezza was born in Vicenza in 1964. He attended the Conservatory of music in Vicenza, studying piano with Milde Molinari, Carlo Mazzoli and violin with Giovanni Guglielmo and Giuliana Padrin.

He earned his diploma with distinction and honourable mention in piano in 1984. He further refined his knowledge in Italy (Imola Accademy) with Jorg Demus, Gyorgy Sandor and Bruno Canino, and in France with Aquiles Delle Vigne, attending the Ecole Normale "A. Cortot" of Paris, where he obtains the "Diplome Superieur d'Exècution.

Maurizio Baglini - Piano

 

Prizewinner in major International Piano Competions - Busoni in Bolzano, William Kapell in Maryland – in 1999, aged only 24, he won the World Music Piano Master in Montecarlo.

He regularly performs in prestigious worldwide Festivals - La Roque d’ Anthéron, Loeckenhaus , Yokohama Piano Festival , Israel Festival in Jerusalem, Festival Berlioz à la Cote st- André, Nuits Romantiques à Aix les Bains, Australian Chamber Music Festival, Benedetti Michelangeli Festival in Bergamo & Brescia, Festival Jacques Klein in Rio de Janeiro – and also in distinguished music societies and series such as Salle Gaveau, Musée d’ Orsay , Auditorium du Louvre, Kennedy Center in Washington, Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro, Gasteig in Munich .

Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy - Piano

 

At university he passed all his examinations with highest distinction and since he was a child he has been winning an impressing amount of top-prizes in international piano competitions throughout the world. He constantly expands his worldwide concert activity.

Poom Prommachart - Piano

 

POOM PROMMACHART, Steinway Artist, recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Performance (Distinction) from the Royal College of Music (RCM), London which received an exceptionally high distinction for both solo piano and chamber music.

He was awarded the most prestigious Tagore Gold Medal for his excellent academic records, an outstanding career and a great contribution to RCM, which will be presented to him by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in May 2014. He also received his Bachelor of Music with Honours and Hopkinson Gold Medal from RCM in 2011.

Maria Yavroumi - Piano

 

 Maria Yavroumi is one of the most talented and prominent Greek pianists of the young generation.

She was born in Tripolis and started her piano lessons taught by her father, Nikolaos Yavroumis, at the age of 6. In 2000 she graduated from Attikon Conservatory with distinction, under the teaching of Dimitris Toufexis.

Ippazio Ponzetta - Piano

 

Born in 1975, debuts as “enfant prodige” at the age of 13 in the communal hall of his city playing three Sonatas by Clementi, the “Rage over the lost penny” op. 129 by Beethoven and “La campanella” from the 6 Great Studies on Paganini by Liszt, obtaining soon a resounding approval from the audience and the critics for his impressing technical and interpretative capacities.

After he had awarded the Diploma at the only age of 20 with the maximum score, he starts postgraduate courses first with the great M° Aldo Ciccolini and then with Marcella Crudeli at the “Cortot” Academy in Paris.

Bertrand Giraud - Piano

 

Born in 1971, Bertrand GIRAUD obtained his Piano Diploma and his Chamber Music Diploma in 1995 with "Mention Très Bien" at the Conservatory of Geneva in Dominique MERLET 's Class. He also obtained a Vocal Accompaniment Diploma from the Paris Conservatory. Since 1995, his main teachers have been maestro Bruno CANINO, Colette ZERAH, and Aquiles DELLE VIGNE, all of which were paramount in his artistic evolution. Under their supervision, Mr. Giraud studied chamber music, accompaniment, composition, musical analysis, and improvisation.